12.10.2011

Christmas Crafts

My Christmas to-do list has been pretty long this year and seemed to be getting longer by the day. Luckily, I have started checking some stuff off! My big project this year was to make stockings for our family. We toyed with the idea last year, but were too indecisive on choosing fabric and they never happened. Since Violet needed a stocking this year, we were finally able to make a decision and picked out our fabrics. Then I got sewing.

I combined two different tutorials. I used this tutorial for the instructions on how to make a cuff. Then I used this tutorial for everything else.

Unfortunately, the project was sidetracked when my sewing machine developed a problem. It was unusable, but my friend Libby came to the rescue and let me borrow her machine, which I used to quilt our stockings. Her amazing machine inspired me to purchase a new sewing machine of my own which I used to finish the stockings up.

I wanted to have our names on our stockings so they didn't seem so generic. I have very little experience with embroidery, but I didn't let that stop me. We picked out a font, printed the names out the size we needed, then I traced it onto the fabric and taught myself embroidery.

I finally finished them up tonight and I think they turned out pretty well.



Now on to the rest of my to-do list, which includes aprons and hooded towels, which I'll post once they're finished.

4 comments:

Alicia said...

Wow Krissy, those look great! That's awesome that you taught yourself embroidery. I made stockings for Tyler and I when we got married, but I only have a half finished one for Tommy and Luke and Curtis don't even have one. Maybe you have inspired me to finish mine...we'll see.

Krissy said...

The embroidery was what took the longest. Sewing the actual stockings probably only took maybe 30 minutes each... and that's with the quilting.

Caitlinp said...

Holy embroidery! Is that all by hand? You are a total professional. Can't wait to see the rest of your projects.

Kristina Carter said...

sorry you're so untalented...