Striped Grain Sack Stockings
Hello, friends! Sarah from Little Red Brick House here. It’s so good to see you again! How exciting is it that December is upon us and Christmas is in full swing? I have been decorating like a madwoman and I’m so happy to be sharing one of my homemade decorations with you today.
I love changing up the theme of my Christmas decor each year and with that usually comes a change in my stockings. This year I decided on a red and white color scheme with a dash of farmhouse for my decor. I love grain sack everything and thought that some grain sack striped stockings would be adorable.
Instead of shelling out a boatload of money on store bought stockings, I figured I could make my own for the price of what it would be to buy just one. Let me share with you how I made mine!
Tools & Materials:
- canvas drop cloth
- painter’s tape
- red paint (I used Americana Decor Chalky paint in the color Romance)
- paint brush (preferably foam)
- Sewing machine
- Thread to match your drop cloth
First, you’re going to want to bleach and wash your drop cloth so it’s a little lighter in color and not so stiff. I used this tutorial to bleach mine. After the drop cloth was dry, I traced the shape of my stockings with an old stocking I had in storage and cut it out. I tried to use the hemmed edge of the drop cloth for the tops of my stockings to minimize sewing.
Next, I taped my grain sack stripes onto each stocking using painter’s tape. Be sure to press down your tape edges really well so you don’t get any bleed through. I used three different striped patterns for each of my stocking to mix things up a bit.
I carefully painted on my stripes with a foam brush and red paint. I only painted in between where I had taped.
Once the paint was dry I laid my stocking pieces on top of each other with the right sides facing in. Then I sewed a hem around the edges, leaving the top open, obviously.
I flipped my stockings right side out and inspected my work.
To make the hanger loops, I simply cut along the hemmed edge of the leftover drop cloth and then cut that into 6 inch pieces.
I sewed the loops onto the inside hem of the non-toe side of the stocking, making sure to double up on my stitching since that is where most of the weight will center. And that was it!
Aren’t they cute!?
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Great idea to use canvas for the Christmas stockings. The possibilities for embellishing them are endless but I love the simplicity of the stripes!
Absolutely love the simplicity in the design but still “pop”.
Your fireplace is gorgeous!
Fabulous job, really cute!