Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Beading a New Christmas Stocking

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
~Aldous Huxley

How could I forget? The new grandchild needs a stocking. Soon! Fortunately some parts are pre-cut. Ready and waiting you might say. There are four velveteen stocking shapes cut - front and back plus bright green lining fabric. I decided to cut all the lining now since it will store more easily. It can rest under the finished stockings and the Chief Airhead {me} will know where to find them. 

To make sure that fancy fabric doesn't unravel, I sewed the linings together and stay-stitched the tops. 
Now where are all the beads and sequins? They are packed in one clear box; I just need to find it. The joy of {previously} cleaning and clearing out is that it was {more}easily located.

In addition to a white felt cuff and lots of jingle bells, each stocking I've made has a Christmas tree. I try to vary the ornaments but also reprise a few for continuity. And also because my skill set is limited when ideas are interpreted in sequins. The mitten is a repeat but the camel and dove are new. Not bad.

Beading a Christmas stocking

There's been loads to do around the house so this is all the sewing I finished in a week.

Enjoy the day, Ann


Julierose said...

Cute stocking with the beaded appliques..loving that camel--very creative work hugs from faraway Julierose

Robin said...

Ah, so nice to see another beaded stocking coming from your house. You do such a nice job bringing the spirit of Christmas to others.

patty a. said...

Good job getting that stocking done. I like the sparkles with the beading.

gayle said...

Well, your beading looks like quite a lot of sewing to me!

Ann said...

It came out better than I expected, Julierose. Better than I expected. Thanks..

Ann said...

Thanks, Robin. I’ve made quite a few.

Ann said...

They are the sparkliest but they look good together - just like every family’s sets.

Ann said...

You’re right, Gayle. Haha