Saturday, January 5, 2013

Stockings

I saw this stocking on Etsy and could not get over how adorable it was. But then I saw the price tag and my jaw dropped. $70. What?!


I knew I probably couldn't make one with the craftsmanship of that seamstress (she did hand-dye the cotton, after all, and was sewing them for strangers. That kind of stuff comes at a premium), but I was determined to replicate them.


I think I did a pretty good job. I didn't have a pattern and just made a few confusing phone calls to my mom. Stockings aren't the hardest thing to make so I'm not a genius, plus I did the hemming all wrong, but all in all I'm pretty proud of myself.

I was going to stamp them but Ben convinced me to fork over the cash and get them embroidered. It really does amp them up a notch.

And the total cost of my little project? About $20. For four of them! And they're embroidered! How's that for savvy shopping.

Speaking of how cool I am, I also sewed this hooded towel for my babe.


So now my girls are twinners (Remember when I made Cheyenne's?).


Thanks to the fact that Pinterest was invented between the time I had Cheyenne and Delaney, I was able to follow this tutorial instead of calling Sarah (you sew what where?). Seriously, sewing phone calls are SO confusing.


2 comments:

  1. Cute stockings! I didn't get around to making one for Nora this year, maybe I will make one like this so she can get one next year...

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  2. Love those stockings! You did a great job!

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