Friday, December 14, 2018

Burlap Christmas Stocking Ornament



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Last night my quilt guild celebrated Christmas with a carry-in dinner and gift exchange. Always a night of good food and catching up with quilty friends. I may have mentioned that next year I will be president of the group, so I wanted to do a little something to give them a sneak peek of some of the programs and activities that they can expect in the coming year. I ended up putting together Make It & Take It gift bags with kits to make a burlap Christmas stocking that can be used as an ornament, package adornment or gift card holder.

This is a quick little project that was fun to make and turned out so cute - if I may say so myself - so I thought I'd share it with all of my online quilty friends too!

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The supplies I used were:
  • 5" wide burlap ribbon x 12.5" long
  • muslin rectangle 5" x 12.5"
  • fusible web such as Steam-A-Seam 5" x 12.5"
  • 2" wide lace trim
  • cordonnet thread, size 3
  • jute twine
  • assorted old buttons
  • tapestry needle
I fused muslin to the back of the burlap ribbon using fusible web. Using the stocking pattern below, I traced the pattern onto the muslin and cut out two stockings, one facing right and one facing left.

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Then using your favorite embroidery stitch - I used a blanket stitch and a reverse blanket stitch on mine - sew the front and back stockings together (muslin sides together) around the edges, leaving the top open. 

Embellish your stocking. I hot glued a piece of lace around the top, then hot glued an assortment of buttons. Lastly, I hot glued a jute bow on the center button. On one stocking I even cross stitched a simple wonky little heart. You can finish off the stocking by attaching a hanger using a piece of cordonnet thread or jute.

I think I'm going to make a few more stockings and hang them from an evergreen garland that adorns the top of an antique wardrobe in my entryway. If you make any, let me know how you use them!

~Sharla

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