My daughter-in-law has a stocking made by her grandma that she just loves...it's huge. She asked me to make one for my son and one for their dot that look similar. Her stocking is about 20 years old and I hunted high and low (etsy and ebay) to find a perfect match....no luck.
Last year, I bought a jellyroll of Countdown to Christmas by moda. It was going to be a jellyroll quilt, but this is better.......new traditions for a new family. Yes, I saved all the rest of the fabric for when new little family members might make a debut or if the dil wants to save her gramma's stocking.
I did foundation piecing for the first time.
This is the back side
Even a little pattern matching
Some sweetwater labels
The back of the stocking
The finished products with the original
Just to give you some size context.....this is a 6' tree
things I learned:
- couture is not what a stocking needs to be because it takes for ev er
- you can't ever has enough steam
- youtube makes things look way easier than they really are
- jellyrolls really are a lot of fabric
- organized crazy is an art form and I need tons of practice
- cut your lining at the same time
I really like the way they turned out, but next time, I machine topstitch and not go all Dior with my finishings. lol
Any Christmas sewing going out there in blog land?