Friday, December 2, 2011
Homemade Star Wars Character Christmas Stockings
When my husband and I first got married, we didn't really have a lot of money to spend on Christmas decorations. We had no stockings, so I attempted to sew us a pair of Christmas stockings. Sewing is not something that I do well and I don't have a sewing machine. So all of the stockings that I made are hand sewn.
The second thing, being that money was tight. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on fabric. I purchased sheets of felt from my local craft store. So I would say for around $8, I made two stockings.
My children discovered them when we were putting up our holiday decorations and so now I am busy working on two more.
Here is what I used:
Felt Sheets in assorted colors
red, white, black, green, brown thread
small red beads
I started out by drawing just a simple stocking pattern on a 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper. Using the whole sheet of paper.
Since we both love Star Wars, I decided that that is what our theme would be. I tried to decide which characters would be the easiest to create with felt. Then drew basic shapes to represent each character.
I found that tracing around a half dollar coin, made the right sized heads.
I cut each character out and sewed them together. Once all of the characters were complete, I arranged them on the stocking and sewed them on.
I matched the stocking pieces together (outside in) and sewed them together.
Then I cut 2 inch stripes to go across the top and sewed those in place. Once that was complete, I stitched mine and my husband's name across the top.
This post is linked to Someday Crafts Chirstmas Linky.
Posted by LeAnn at 6:04 AM