Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stocking Commission

What's my latest project around here? Well, there are several running simultaneously, but the one I choose to share today is....stockings!

My sis-in-law Jamie called me a couple of weeks ago asking if I would embroider names on their Christmas stockings. She hadn't picked any out yet, but she wanted to be sure they could be personalized. I said, "Sure!" And then, I got myself in deeper. I volunteered to make them, because it would be even easier to put a name on a stocking before it was sewn together.

She e-mailed me a link to this stocking, from Pottery Barn Kids.

If I'm being honest, I'll admit that I got scared. Here's this beautiful, velvet, quilted, ribbon-adorned stocking that I'm certain to botch in trying to recreate. Jamie told me that she didn't mind if it were different fabric, and not quilted, and sent me pictures of some other stockings that she also likes. Phew! This I could work with.

I decided to do Jack, the dog's, stocking first.

It's the only one I've finished so far, but it's so cute I had to share. My first stocking! What do you think?


  1. You did an awesome job. I bought a sewing machine a few years ago but I don't think I ever threaded it correctly and then the piece that holds the bobbin fell out and I don't know how to put it back in. The directions that came with it are awful so it sits in the closet. It's a standing joke in our family~I get teased a lot about my sewing! I also think anything embroidered is wonderful.