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Stockings to Stitch and Sew

Stockings to Stitch and Sew

"And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in the hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there..." We can't forget to hang the stockings and how special to have a handmade one! A stocking is a simple pattern, so this post will focus on giving you some great ideas to make the basic stocking extra special!

If you like to quilt, then here are two wonderful ideas for quilted stockings from In Color Order. First, a Striped Stocking:

Striped Stocking

and second, a mini-patchwork stocking!

Mini- Patchwork Stocking

If you enjoy recycling as you stitch, then you might enjoy this Heirloom Stocking made from recycled linens by Decor to Adore,

Heirloom Stocking

or this stocking made from a vintage quilt that had seen better days by Quilting in the Rain.

Vintage Quilt Stocking

If you prefer to crochet, then you might like this free Crochet Stocking pattern by Consumer Crafts.

Crochet Stocking

For something different, how about Flannel and Fur!

Flannel and Fur Stocking

Or maybe you just prefer a different shape and would like to try this Elf Stocking?

Elf Fleece Stocking

Maybe an unusual color is more your style and you would like to try this Embellished Stocking from Torie Jayne.

Embellished Stocking

For a quick decoration, I think this Stocking Garland would be a great project to make with the kids.

Stocking Garland

As for my favorite, the Embroider's Guild of America just released a new group correspondence course, which is not free, but if you need an idea for your Christmas List, why not get a head start on Christmas for next year, and learn a new embroidery technique in 2018 by trying your hand at this stunning Schwalm Stocking!

Schwalm Embroidery stocking

Happy Stitching!

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