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~Lauren & Page

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sweater Turned Stocking! Great Repurpose Idea!

It's day 4 of the week long marathon of Christmas Crafty Creations! I hope you have enjoyed the last three tutorials, and I hope they have inspired you to get crafting!!! Today, I am going to show you step-by-step instructions on how to make Sweater Christmas Stockings! This was one of the EASIEST tutorials I have done!

All you need for this project is :

* A sweater
* Sewing Machine
* Scissors
* Pins
* Matching Ribbon
* Needle and Thread
* A Stocking Pattern

The internet is filled with different stocking patterns! Find the shape you like best and print out the size you want. I just used a big piece of paper and hand drew my pattern.

Turn your sweater inside-out and line up the bottom hem. Insert a few pins down the front of the sweater, piercing through both the front and back layer.

Lay your stocking pattern on top of the sweater. Line up the top of the stocking pattern with the bottom hem of the sweater. Pin the pattern onto the sweater in a few places.

Cut out around your pattern. Once you have cut out your stocking shape, you can remove pattern and place some extra pins into both layers of the sweater.

With your sewing machine, sew a 1/2 inch seam around the stocking, leaving the top of the stocking open.

Turn your stocking right side out and poke out the curves.

Cut about 4 inches of coordinating ribbon.

Fold the ribbon in half, and hand stitch the loop in the inside corner of your stocking. Make sure that your loop is on the corner opposite of the stocking toe.


I also made my hubby a matching stocking : )

All I need now is a fireplace to hang them on....I don't think I can make one of those :D

(I don't know! I think Jes could--maybe a little glue and paper mache? This girl is a miracle worker with crafts!! : D ~Page)

Check in tomorrow for yet another CHEAP, EASY, and FUN Crafty Creation!



  1. I am loving the crafts you are posting this week! They are really getting me into the Christmas Spirit. Thanks to everyone involved with this awesome blog.

  2. Love this tutorial! I am going to have to go to GoodWill to find some red sweaters now!