Hello and welcome! This Holiday Season has already been so much fun with this blog! Last week, I shared Part 1 & Part 2 of my Holiday Home Tour. Also, you can link up your Christmas Tour at The Christmas Link Up. No tour to share? No biggie, head over for some holiday magic. I can tour homes for hours! #Love
Today I’m sharing a project that’s been on my mind for a while. When Hometalk and Country Living teamed up for the Home for Christmas Hop, I jumped right on it knowing exactly what I was going to do. Thanks again for hosting Hometalk and Country Living! And, special thanks to Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for organizing this amazing hop!
Now, let’s get creating!
Repurposing an item IS MY JAM! My mind is constantly thinking up ways to creatively upcycle.
With Christmas, trendy plaid and my new staple color gray on my mind, I chose these three shirts from the local Salvation Army.
Before we go any further, I want to mention that I am NOT a “sewer.” Listen, I made sure my mother filled and secured the bobbin before she left our house last week! Secondly, this project took me about 25 minutes total. The first stocking took the longest, just to find my groove. These are not difficult AND They took great.
Lay a stocking on the shirt and trace it.
Cut the stocking out.
Flip the material inside out and pin it together.
Sew those two pieces together.
Cut the sleeve of the same or different shirt. I used a different shirt to contrast. I used the sleeve because it’s already hemmed. Perfect!
Lay the sleeve over the stocking. Turn the stocking back to it’s right side. Cut the sleeve (with a little extra material) to match the width of the stocking and how tall you want the cuff. I used the stocking I traced to compare and see how tall I wanted the cuff.
Now, turn the cut sleeve material inside out and slide it inside the stocking. Leave about an inch showing and pin that to the stocking. It should look like this when you’re done.
Once this is attached. Pull the “cuff” piece out and pin the two loose ends together and sew.
Finally, cut a small piece of the shirt (I used the base of the stocking material) and pin it to the left side of the stocking and sew.
Here she is!
I love the contrast of the different shirts! I’m in LOVE with these stockings.
I can’t express how easy these are!
I used the middle of the shirt for this one! It’s a nice change up.
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