When decorating for Christmas on a shoestring budget, it can be a downright downer to find something you love in one of the fancy-schmancy home décor catalogs, only to realize the price tag leaves you feeling anything but jolly. These stockings are the result of just that type of scenario. Thumbing through my Ballard catalog a few weeks back, I fell in love with the whimsical, yet classy, feel of a particular set of stockings. At $35 apiece, though, I knew buying them ready-made was certainly not in the realm of possibility. So what’s a girl to do? She sets to work making a set from scratch that she’ll like even better than the original!
I started by drafting a pattern, something I will happily pass along to all of you in case you are interested in making a set of your own. I was determined to use only the simplest, most basic sewing methods to construct these stockings, and I was tickled that I was able to do just that. My only splurge in terms of effort was to embroider the names, but I have a few other ideas for how to personalize these stockings even without access to an embroidery-capable machine.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.