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Stocking DIY

Does everyone remember their stockings growing up?  Maybe it's odd that I do.  We had adorable bear stockings growing up until we had a fire in middle school.  Then we got new stockings from Lands End (I think).  Every time we add a stocking it's hard to find a matching holder since Lands End doesn't make those to match anymore...

At my grandma's we have everyone's stocking with their name stitched by my aunt.  I think they're going to run out of room very soon.  (I think there are two more, maybe three, since I took this picture in 2014.)

As we put up our Christmas decorations, we realized Mike did not have a stocking.


There was a bit of panic because I could NOT find my fabric.  And then I finally did after tearing apart our storage space.  Whew.


And I whipped one together.  There are SO many fun stocking ideas out there!


I went with the simple toe approach since my stocking is even simpler.  

i believe i need to iron this
I think stockings are pretty simple to put together once you decide how you want to decorate them.  The thing I struggle with is trying to decide where to put the loop for the hook on the front section (like mine) or back (like Mike's).  Now that I've tried both approaches, I can say neither one is great.  If you can put it on the side between the front and back.  That is my recommendation.

I just realized I never posted the stocking I made for myself several years ago...here it is :)


And, since I am the maker, I added a special surprise on the inside of Mike's stocking.

I may like this special addition more than Mike.

P.S. I took some inspiration from Of a Kind's stockings.

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