One way that you can put clothing labels to use is on customized stockings for your family members. The greatest part of these stockings is the ability to customize the designs. You can use any color or pattern material. You can also choose any type of material to use, too; this includes cotton, velvet, felt, and even knit fabrics. This is a great way to make use of large, old t-shirts and sweaters.
- Stocking template
- 1/2 to 1 yard of any material; use two if you want a liner
- Sewing machine and thread
- Print out a copy of a stocking template or make your own by tracing a stocking or two from last year. Cut out the fabric to match the template, allowing 1/2 inch around the sides for the seams.
- If you are using wool as the outer material, fringe the cuff piece on 3 sides. This leaves a fuzzy, frayed edge that looks nice.
- Have the right sides of the material facing, with the liner on the outside and outside material on the inside. Pin along the outer edge of the stocking. Now, sew the stocking together, leaving just the top open. Use a 1/4 seam allowance when sewing. When finished, you’ll have to trim the seam along the heel and toe.
- Fold the cuff piece around the top of the stocking, overlapping the fringed short sides. Pin in place. Now, sew the cuff of the stocking on. Remember, you can use any material for this, but, for the example, we are using wool. Sew with a 1/4 seam allowance.
- Turn the stocking right side out. Attach a loop made of material or wool to hang.
For more fun DIY sewing projects and to learn more about our labels, contact us at It’s Mine!