Friday, December 14, 2018

Purple Buffalo Plaid Christmas Stockings DIY

In keeping with my purple buffalo plaid theme this holiday season, I'm sharing a very simple way to make Christmas stockings for a trendy decorative look using purple buffalo plaid fabric and faux fur trim! And the best part, it's hand-sewed  so anyone can easily make one!

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Here's a recap of my holiday ideas for our 12 Days of Christmas event:
Day 1   - DIY Wreath
Day 2   - DIY Gift Ideas 
Day 4   - Kids Christmas Crafts
Day 5   - Christmas Party Food
Day 6   - DIY Ornaments
Day 7   - Decor
Day 8   - Christmas in a Jar
Day 9   - Pretty Presents
Day10 - Christmas Trees
Day11 - Christmas Sweets

It's Day 12 and we are ready to Hang the Stockings by the Chimney with Care!

Yes, the stockings are hung  .  .  . I love how the white fur trim looks against the purple & white buffalo plaid fabric!
I purchased two yards of fabric online and was able to use it to make quite a few projects - and with a bit of fabric left over for more projects, too!

Buffalo plaid fabric
Template (posterboard)
Faux fur trim - 5.5" width
Needle and thread/scissors
1/4" Ribbon 

To begin,  Draw a stocking template (I used an old stocking) on a sheet of poster board and cut that out. Next,  fold over the plaid fabric, matching the pattern and lines and pin the template on top and cut out two stocking shapes.
 Next, take that stocking shape and match it to a second folded piece of fabric and cut out a second set. 

Next pin the two stockings together, matching lines and pattern to hand stitch a 1/4 inch seam around the entire shape, leaving the top open.

Turn the stockings inside out, snipping curves and press. 

Add hanging loops by folding together a twelve inch 1/4" ribbon and tacking it on at the top seam.
 For the faux fur cuff, cut the 5.5" fur trim twice the width of the stocking, plus an extra 1/2" for the seam. With right sides together, hand stitch the ends together.

Attach the cuff to the stocking by placing it over the top of the stocking, right sides together .  .  . 

and hand-stitch along the top edge a 1/4" seam allowance.

Pull the bottom of the cuff up and turn top edge inside to make a 1/2" hem. Secure by hand-basting.

After hanging the stockings, I added a small frosted tree that I covered the base with the same fabric. Adorable! 
I hope you've enjoyed all the ideas and projects we shared for the 12 Days of Christmas Series! It's been a blast! Be sure to pin and share for future references. 
Happy Holidays!

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Sweet Inspiration Link Party #137

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 Sweet Inspiration Link Party #137!

 Dear friends, this will be the last Sweet Inspiration Link Party for the year! We hope to return in January 2019!  Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this wonderful party and share your awesome projects, ideas and inspirations! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!

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It always amazes me how paint can transform a room. Love what Marie from Rever en Couleur did to this wall. You have to see what the wall looked like before and how the limewash treatment changed everything. 

What a great idea to make a Nativity Scene using string. Go and check how Eileen from Just Measuring up made it. Though it seems a little bit difficult to me I like the idea very much!!!

I recently saw a similar recipe posted on Facebook, and I was intrigued by it. Having now seen this post from Mrs. Kringle over at Mrs. Kringle's Kitchen, I absolutely must try these! An unexpected combination, but I have a feeling it will be amazing

I love these cute coastal ornaments that Julie made for My Wee Abode. They are all adorable, simple to make and also they can be adapted to any decor style. I have my eye on that little tree!

I love that Kippi @Kippi At Home shares a re-creation of an Advent Candy Ribbon her grandmother gave her back in the sixties, including a copy of an original Christmas message from her grandmother! What a wonderful family tradition she carries on!

The most popular post is from Laura @Decor to Adore! Laura upcycled jar lids into beautiful tree ornaments! And she dedicated her ornaments' profits from her Etsy shop to a dear friend to help find another home after hers was destroyed in the California wildfires! 

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