Nick

Kara

11.03.2009

Stockings


Has anyone ever made christmas stockings? I want some nice looking embroidered stockings, but spending $20 + on them seems atrocious. However, I don't know how much embroidery would cost anyway if I did make them myself. If you are a parents and have your names on them, do you have mom, dad, or your first names? I'm a novice seamstress. I like the pottery barn ones. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

14 comments:

  1. I still have the same stocking my mom made when I was a baby. We had matching ones, and this year my mom made some for Rich, Kain, and Rowen as well, so they can match with the rest of us! They are all hand knit, I imagine they cost a fraction of the price, but they do take time to make.

    To answer your question: Growing up, my grandma's stocking said "grandma" but my mom's said "Carol" and my dad's said "Rick". So I think I'm going to keep my "Heather" stocking, LOL!

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  2. Everyone in my family has stockings that someone made for them. Mine is needlepoint that my grandmother made for me. I made my husband's, a combination of counted cross stitch and ribbon appliques. I fnished Jack's just in time for his first Christmas, one day after he was born. It is felt appliques with sequinned details. They don't match each other at all, except that they are about the same size. And all of us have our first names on them.

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  3. I have zero talent when it comes to anything crafty so I'm no help, but I hope you're able to find or make some cute ones!

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  4. When we were kids, my mom bought glue and sparkles and other fun stuff and we made our own custom stockings which me and my siblings still use to this day at X-mas. We also painted and fired our Christmas mugs.

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  5. If you want to get store-bought ones (doing your own embroidery would be probably $80-100/each for kit not including months/years of labor) we got these as placeholders while I finish knitting (another multi-year project) our family stockings and they are quite cute and $14.95:

    http://www.lillianvernon.com/catalog/product_display.jsp?searchParam=LV&pdId=11003&addOn=986&categoryId=&catTree=&clearance=&sid=eas

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  6. We're lucky. My MIL actually knitted all of our stockings (w/ our first names on them). She had an old knitting pattern from the 1950's that she used from Good Housekeeping.

    You might check out etsy.com to see if you could get some cheaper than PB.

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  7. I want new stockings for our fireplace, too. And have you looked at the prices of tree skirts? I was looking cause we need one and they are outrageous!

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  8. Last year I ordered some on sale from Crate and Barrel. They weren't very pricey and we even got a mini one for the cat that says Maya. I figure they are good for a life time so might as well spent a little $$ on them. I also got the basic red and white style so as our family grows we can get more stocking to match.

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  9. Everyone in my family had a Buscilla stocking. They are so cute! I bought one for my husband and one for our 14 month old last year to make and never got it done. This reminds me I need to get mine out and start on them. yikes!
    Here's the link, you can also find them at Joanns, Hobby Lobby and various places online. They are fun to make and really simple. You could do it I'm sure!
    http://www.plaidonline.com/productSearchResults.asp?productName=Bucilla+%AE+Seasonal+-+Felt+-+Stocking+Kits

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  10. Now that you mention it, when we are down in Florida next week I'm going to see if my grandmother wants to make us some. That woman is super crafty and she loves and excuse to use her embroidering machine.

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  11. no idea but i second the etsy idea!

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  12. I hear ya, stockings are EXPENSIVE! good luck with your decision!

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  13. I am not so ambitious- just got the kids at Pottery Barn! :) Good luck if you try it!

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  14. My grandma had my stocking made somewhere in tennessee.. i wouldnt think it would be that hard! i bet someone at a fabric store like joann's could give you some tips! check it out and tell me what they say!!!

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