Sunday, November 30, 2014

Reproducing a Vintage Christmas Stocking

A new stocking for baby in blue or pink felt; how sweet!
      This little drawing of  a blue felt sock is of an actual vintage stocking that once belonged to my husband when he was a baby. It is so tattered and worn but somehow it makes it's way onto our Christmas tree every year. It is far too fragile to fill with gifts however. The stocking was made by some loving grandmother in the late 1950s I'm sure. My husband's sister had a similar one in pink I believe. During the 1950s pastel colored ornaments and stockings on shimmering silver tinsel trees were all the rage. I've redrawn and included a pattern similar to this homemade stocking for those of you who would like to reproduce it. 
       A pair of pinking shears was used to cut the felt stocking out originally. Use a pair of ordinary sharp scissors to cut the marked openings on the sides of two identical felt stockings so that you can weave a pale pink ribbon through the center of the stocking. If you are making a pink felt stocking for a girl, use a blue ribbon instead of the pink. The Christmas trees are also cut from white felt and tiny sequins and silver beads are sewn on to give them sparkle. The "Hello" on the bottom of the stocking is made from silver rick-rack. This word is stitched into place with silver thread. This little felt stocking would be a charming addition to any tree for a new baby.
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Free stocking with the purchase of Ivory Snow.

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