My friend Niki gave me a dark gray wool sweater to felt and to do something with.  Well Niki I did felt it and did what you asked.  I made a Christmas stocking for Wes, thanks girl.  How to: I took an old dollar store Christmas stocking the red one with the white fur trim and used it as a pattern.  I laid it on the ribbed hem “which will be the top of the stocking” of the flat sweater and traced around with a white pencil leaving about ¾ of an inch for the sewing area using the white line as the sewing guide and sewed inside the line.  Once sewn I cut close to the new seam and turned the stocking.  I then ripped out the stitches of the white fur from the dollar store stocking and folded it in half inserting the ribbed edge of my new stocking between the white fur and hand sewed it on.  I had bought the felt stick-on letters for $3.96 per 80 piece packs that come in many colors some time back and selected the ones needed and then stuck them near the left edge because the name was long and the letters are about 1 inch high and I needed the room so it went down near the toe.  I cut a piece of the neck ribbing for the hanger. I think this is a Christmas stocking that will grow with Wes who is 20 months into adulthood because it is not childish looking.  If you need help just ask and have fun redesigning your old wool sweaters. 


By Linda Lanese


4 Comments so far

  1. Carol on December 5, 2011 4:47 am

    That is so cute! Easier than knitting it up first. Nice job.

  2. Olivia on December 5, 2011 7:13 am

    I love this stocking and wish I knew how to sew. Do you take orders? I would order one for each of my kids. Nice job Linda.

  3. Linda Lanese on December 5, 2011 10:31 am

    No, I do not take orders, but thank you for your kind words :) Try ETSY!

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