This sweater stocking, made by my good friend, Sara, is really quite adorable. I wonder if she’s made other sweater stockings for the whole family… If so, I should very much like to see them!
Upcycled Sweater Stocking with Felt Poinsettia
- one old cable-knit sweater (the larger the size, the more you’ll have to work with, obviously)
- felt for the lining of the stocking
- small pieces of red or white felt for the poinsettia
- buttons (or a bit of green felt)
- fabric glue
- Using an old stocking (or a template), place stocking on top of sweater and trace around it, adding a 1/2 inch or so for the seam allowance. Cut out.
- Fold a large piece of felt in half and repeat the tracing/cutting of the stocking shape. You should now have 2 sweater stocking-shapes and 2 felt stocking-shapes.
- Cut out a strip of felt 1 inch by 6 inches (or however long/wide you like) for the hanging loop.
- Now sew the pieces together with a 1/2 inch seam allowance (again, only sewing around the long sides and the toe–not across the top!), backstitching over the felt loop to secure it. Turn right side out.
- At this point I used fabric glue to secure the felt lining to the sweater pieces along the top edge. Make the felt poinsettia following these instructions. Instead of using green felt for the thingies in the center of the flower, I used buttons, securing them with fabric glue. When the poinsettia is finished, glue it onto the stocking with fabric glue.