One of my favorite traditions growing up, was digging into our stockings on Christmas morning to see what goodies Santa had left us that year. I was lucky that I had two December-born siblings because our stockings were actually the ones that they put the newborns in when they hand them to their mothers. These things can seriously hold alot (who knew that a newborn could be so big?). Thankfully my mother sweet talked the nurses into giving me one of my own (I was four years old and cute…who could say no?).
Now that I have a place of my own, I like to make little felt stockings to decorate with and fill up to give as gifts. This is a basic guideline of how you can make your own simple felt stocking, that you can alter to make as big as you’d like. Or as little too – why not make a bunch of little ones, have the kiddies decorate them and put them on your tree?
This year I’m making a paw print stocking for the newest addition, Whiskey.
To make the cuff of the stocking, cut a 3″ strip of green felt that is twice the width of the opening, plus 2″. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and pin in place. Stitch the length of the strip, 3/8″ in from the edge.
So there you have it, simple, fun and easy stockings!