December 9, 2014
Art-Zee

Stitch-a-Stocking

Have you started hanging stockings by your fireplace yet? Did you get your Santa hats for your holiday party? I did! This year I wanted to add a special flare and personalize mine. It’s actually an awesome, cheap gift, too!

Using the basic sewing method—it’s easy; I’ve only sewn something, like, twice—add the letters in your preferred fabric to a hat or stocking! You can also add pictures or graphics if you want. Make it festive! See below for how I made mine.

art-stocking Steps

  1. Decide what you want to put on your hat or stocking. I wanted to add my initials.
  2. Choose the material you wish to add to your item. I chose green felt.
  3. Cut out your material shapes.
  4. Place the letters or pictures on your item and secure them in place with tape.
  5. Begin using an easy sewing method for you. You may want to find instructions!
  6. Stitch the thread around the edge of your shape and then stitch the inside, creating borders.
  7. Finish with the thread on the inside of the hat or stocking, then cut and knot the ends.
  8. Repeat for each shape you wish to add.

I chose dark green felt material and gold embroidery thread. I also used a black pen from my house, but a permanent marker may have been better. I needed scissors, masking tape, and a small needle, all of which I got from my local arts and crafts store. Here’s how I did it!

*Younger artists may need assistance from an adult on this project. Safety first!

Show me your personalized hats and stockings! Send a photo on Instagram to @MackenzieBlueSeries with hash tags #MackenzieBlue #ArtZee #ChristmasHats #ChristmasStockings #Personalized #Sewing #Crafts #HolidaySpirit.

 

Lisa W.

 

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