Last year, right before Christmas I realized that with the birth of our second son in November we were short one stocking. That of course wouldn't do, so I decided to make stockings. I always loved the look of cable knit stockings so I decided to make stockings out of old sweaters. Lucky for me it is most delightfully simple.
(hard to get a great picture of the texture at 8 pm)
I purchased sweaters at the thrift store, but you could use some you own if you like the colors.
- Turn the sweater inside out and use the finished bottom of the sweater as the top opening of your stocking.
- Trace the shape of an old stocking on to the sweater with a sharpie.
- Cut out the shape and sew the edges together with a sewing machine.
This is one of the few sewing projects I have done completely on my own. Trust me it is so easy to make stockings!
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I enjoy so much your $5 projects that I decided to add an addition link section for anything under $15! That's right. It will open up a place to show additional projects that can't be purchased with an Abe Lincoln, but are still totally affordable! I can't wait to see more from you!
- Only link to your own projects that cost you $5 or less (price does not have to include items you had on hand) or $15 or less in the 2nd section.
- You can link past projects that fit the dollar limit, but please only link each project one time to one DIY Under $5 party. Do not link the same project week after week.
- No linking giveaways or items for sale
- Please link back so others can join the party and so you have the opportunity to be featured on Saturday!
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