DIY stockings: Great use for upholstery remnants

This is the first year that my girls will wake up in their own house on Christmas morning.
Among other things, this means that we needed some stockings, pronto.

I didn't want to spend a lot (okay, any) money, and I don't like the cheaply made generic ones that are out there on a budget.  The other day I was looking at my stacks of fabrics that were either left over from projects or never got used, and I had an idea.

Reversible stockings.

I let the girls choose one fabric, then offered them coordinating options.

Clio's red leopard print reverses to a Ralph Lauren cream and navy stripe.
Eleri's Orange and green stripe reverses to a lovely green graphic from Calico Corners.

The other two are still in production.  I love a hard deadline, what can I say?

To make, you basically just make a pattern (I traced one from a Christmas craft book), then cut out two pairs of fabric pieces for each stocking.  Sew likes together, turn inside out, stuff one stocking inside the other and seam the top.  Done.

Now I just have to figure out where to put them.  You may recall our fireplace looks like this:

No mantel to speak of.  time to get creative!

Does your family have special stockings?  I can't wait to fill ours up!

pssssst.  There's still time to enter the giveaway for a custom initial necklace.  Details here.
Heather PetersonDIY, holidays