Here’s the first of two post-Christmas gift sewing roundups! For my brother’s family, I made stockings out of wool felt. I used a template from Martha Stewart to get the stocking shape and then printed and cut out different clip art images of the botanicals to decide on a design before cutting out the felt freehand. Then I sewed all the felt pieces on with the sewing machine.
Once I started these they went pretty fast, and I was pleased they turned out how I pictured them. I tried to make the colors match their living room and the plants relate to their interests.
(I took these photos in a hurry before I wrapped everything–the colors in the first photograph are the most true but I wanted to show some stitching details on the others.)