Embellished Wool Stockings

My inspiration for this Christmas arrived when I found these two vintage wool blankets at a local antique shop. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but price tags for $12 each.  Umm. SOLD.

The blue and green blanket had stockings written all over it.   I made a pattern, because that is how I roll, but Martha Stewart has a whole tutorial on how to make these here.  I made sure the fringy goodness was at the top.

I sewed them together from four inches down from the top using 1/2 ” seam allowances and then turned them right sides out (1). Then I sewed the top four inches of cuff, folded it down and pressed (2).  The fun part is embellishing the stockings.   I used locker number tags to embellish the cuff and I added leather cord and bells for hanging instead of a tab

… and then I tied them onto the only place I could think of.

You can read about the shutter coat rack here.

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Comments

  1. says

    I love these! Such great color…they remind me of the little plaid skirts my mother made my sisters & I for Christmas day…I love them on the shutter too!

  2. says

    What a cute vintage idea. I have a couple of shutters out in the garage…………now just have to find wall space. I’m visiting from Coastal Charm’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

  3. Christina at I Gotta Create! says

    These are so sweet Mary! Love the cozy warm vibe!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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