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How to make a Christmas stocking – from an old cardigan!

Dec 12, 2014

by Rebecca Nee handmade and vintage goods

Rebecca Nee is an interiors stylist, crafter/maker and avid DIY-er based in London. A constant tea drinker, she’s happiest when creating, knitting, restoring or adventuring. She’s recently worked with Oh Comely, 91 magazine and Mollie Makes Home magazine and this week she’ll be sharing her Christmassy crafts with you.

Follow these easy steps to make the sweetest and snuggliest stocking that Santa will see all Christmas.

You will need:
An old cardigan
A sewing machine or hand sewing skills

stocking diy

Step 1: Cut a template for your stocking from paper allowing space for a 2cm seam. Lay the template on your cardigan making sure the opening of the stocking is on an existing edge and that any buttons lay as you wish.

stocking diy

Step 2: Carefully cut around the template then pin and sew the edges adding a loop to hang if you wish.

stocking diy

Cardigan from charity shop
Wind up Champion racing car, £15, Rockett St George
Metal wind up scooter girl, £18, Rockett St George
Ebony kokeshi wooden doll, £30, Sketchinc

Inspired by our festive DIY? Keep your eye on the blog for more Christmas crafts coming your way this week!

More handmade Christmas stuff

1. Etsy staff edit: a week of Etsy UK staff picks for Christmas
2. Etsy UK Christmas Gift Guide 2014: presents suggestions for everyone on your list
3. 15 of the best Christmas decorations
4. 15 of the best/worst Christmas jumpers


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