No sew vintage stockings~


Because many of you can sew and...well...I cannot,I am going to show all of you no sew'rs how to get this done! Just for the record.. the stockings that I sold at the show were sewn by my sweet sister.
Get yourself a hand drawn pattern. I used birthday paper!
Double your fabric and cut along your pattern.
Face the correct side facing one another and use a small line of fabric glue to your edges like so...
Stop about four inches before the top . This will be your cuff. (I forgot to mention while drawing your pattern ,draw your stocking extra long to include your cuff)
After your glue is dry ,cut your edges so they will lay smooth.
When you turn your stocking right side out it your seem should look like this.
Now take your cuff and clip that little hem on each side.
Like this!
Then glue the edges together. Remember to glue it on the right side. When you turn your cuff down you do not want to see any rough edges.
It should then look like this!
I like to fray my cuff  a bit. You will then need to glue or sew your hanger and rosettes at this time.

Now for all of you talented ladies that can sew please ...no hatin' on our glued stockings. I have not tested the weight limit that fabric glue will hold but they sure do look good...smile~ My kids have their own special stocking given to them at birth so we have no weight limit worries here. Enjoy~

66 comments:

  1. Very pretty!! (loving the rosettes!)

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  2. Love these and love that you catered to those of us who are sewing challenged.

    I would love to give them a try. Thank you thank you thank you.

    Amy

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  3. Oh man...these are ADORABLE! How did you do your rosettes? I have been making them but they always turn out a little different...not so dimentional. Yours are PERFECT! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. I can sew but this is a quick way to be creative and add a little festiveness to our homes!! Love it!

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  5. Love them! I've been making rosettes, so now I'm ready...I've actually been making some stockings out of burlap, but I like these out of the linen!!

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  6. Oh this is so up my street: I can't sew to save my life. Gorgeous!

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  7. These are perfect for me as I cannot sew either.

    Leeann x

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  8. I would much rather glue than sew!THese are precious! I was known as the Glue Gun Queen when I taught school!

    Love ya!
    Susan

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  9. These are really cute! Using glue is great lol..Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  10. Now this is one project that I just might try. Very sweet stockings and very frenchy looking.
    Thanks for the show how.

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  11. How nice of you to show the non-sewers how to make one. I myself am a sewer, so I think I will try and make some, because I love the look of the rosettes on these stockings.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Cheryl

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  12. I am a no sew'r too so these are perfect. I plan to make mine out of drop cloth because, well, I make everything out of drop cloth :). Thanks for showing us how its done! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. I love this! A no sew!!!Im gonna do some Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  14. I don't sew either Susie. It's always been a "one of these days" kind of thing.

    Your stockings are adorable!

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  15. SO junky cute!! Can you show us how you made the rosettes?? :)

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  16. Susie, these are adorable :) Oh, this Christmas is SOOOO hard! I want to decorate and make iced sugar cookies and crafty little things like this, *but* I also want to paint my little heart out and get more of these rooms DONE. I'm going to have to do a little of all, and not a lot of any, I'm afraid.

    By the way, do you know how your name makes me want to rhyme and make up little jingles and nicknames? Do you have one that everyone turns "Susie" into???

    Loving the post! Thanks!!

    Jacci

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  17. No hatin' here. I can sew, but probably not well enough to do a stocking. I love how these are decorative, but you still have family ones too. :)

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  18. This is just my style! I can't sew either! Thanks, girl! They look great! Happy Thanksgiving!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  19. Gorgeous! LOVE the rosettes ♥

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  20. Those are just TOO cute!!!

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  21. I LOVE these and may have to give it a go tonite. I'm going to try to stick with an all neutral Christmas decor theme in my house this year so away with the red and green. Thanks for the inspiration Susie!

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  22. oh susie! thanks for this beautiful and easy stocking! i cant wait to try it! i hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving! xo

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  23. how precious are these!!! you rock, Suze!!

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  24. Oh my, these are just gorgeous! I definitely want to try to do this. I am a little confused about how you did the cuff, I may be more craft challanged than I know, ha ha. I wasn't quite sure how you clipped the cuff but I am sure I'll get it all figured out when I try it. My kids loved it and us girls are going to give it a go. Thank you so much for the tutorial!


    Jenn

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  25. No one will ever know these are glued! Looks like a magazine - Thanks for the instructions!

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  26. How sweet your stockings! And who cares how much they'll hold? Looks! Looks! I cannot believe, with all you can do, that sewing isn't one of them. You can do anything. I bet if you sat down at a sewing machine we'd see a new sofa or something equally spectacular and near to impossible in a day or so!
    Brenda

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  27. I love the look of the neutral tones of the stockings. They look timeless!
    Jane

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  28. The stockings w/ rosettes are very pretty. I may have to change mine up this year. Jackie

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  29. These are so pretty! If everyone wasn't so attached to their stockings I would definitely make them!

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Manuela

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  30. you amaze me with your talent! So So cute!!! i just can't stand it they make me smile,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  31. I don't sew but the stockings are very cute.

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  32. OOh - these are darling! I'm especially loving the rosettes.

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  33. Hi Susie, these are the most beautiful stockings I have seen through the web, so simple yet elegant!!! Love your tutorial because I´m not a sewer, my hand just go into soil when I´m gardening. Thank you so much for teaching us to do this, and with the rosettes you taught in your older post, I´m ready to do this work.
    Muchos cariños
    María Cecilia

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  34. fantastic! I've been wanting small ones like that for my puppies/kittens. :) BTW...Somebody was on on HOUZZ and somebody was faaaabulous! :)

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  35. LOVE these. So cute! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  36. These are great. Just so beautiful and simple. I had burlap stockings on my to do list this year.

    Ruth

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  37. This is wonderful, congratulation.
    Zsóka

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  38. Oh my word those are so cuuuuute! I want to make some right now! I may make some for my altos for our Christmas party!

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  39. These are the cutest ever! Ash told me I needed to come look and I am so glad I did. I LOVE them... You are too smart! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    ~Whitney

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  40. I have been making them but they always turn out a little different...not so dimentional.


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  41. Super cute...wondering if there were instructions on how to make those rosettes?

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  42. Dear Author www.susieharrisblog.com !
    Yes, really. I join told all above.

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  43. Hi Susie,
    Thanks so much for the step by step instructions. I have been searching for burlap stockings, but these look amazing and are so simple for another no-sewer here.

    You have a new follower, thanks for the inspiration!

    God Bless,
    Melissa

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  44. These are lovely!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-no-sew-christmas-stockings/2009/12/07/
    (link will go live at 12:15 EST.)

    --Anne

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  45. Wonderful tutorial! I linked to you on my blog. Hope that's okay.

    http://tmatthewsfineart.blogspot.com/2009/12/stocking-was-hung.html

    ---Tif

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  46. Lovely :) thank you so much. Posted in my blog. http://craftsource.blogspot.com/2009/12/no-sew-vintage-stockings.html

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  47. Love this! They are beautiful...

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  48. Susie, love the stocking, this is way better than having to drag the old sewing machine out! Just found and Love your blog! Maureen

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  49. Love...love...love your stockings...too darn cute!

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  50. Don't sew, can glue, how are the rossettes done? These look terrif! Jenn

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  51. I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
    And you et an account on Twitter?

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  52. Making a note for Christmas! These are adorable! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

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  53. Oh my goodness, I love these! I will be making these this year.., mayb even in the next week or so! They are adorable! White or blue with patterned rosettes would be super cute!

    Thanks for the DIY project!

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  54. LOVE these! The roses play so well with the texture. Very pretty! And creative for that non sewer. :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  55. Adorable! I am also a non-sewer, so these are perfect! (I asked for sewing lessons for Christmas, though. We'll see if Santa delivers!) :)

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  56. LOVE the no sew stockings! I'm ambidextrous and have never mastered sewing as my mind can't decide which hand to use. Crazy! Thank you for sharing. I'm going to try to make one!

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  57. I absolutely LOVE these! They look so good hanging from the white mantel. Thumbs up...with no needle sticks! lol

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  58. I don't sew either, but I thought that since I was going to be using mine, I may need to give it a whirl. Even I can do a straight line. ha! I used your tutorial and just sewed the line instead of using glue. Thank you so much for getting my brain juices flowing. I wouldn't have tried it otherwise. I linked to your post from mine (thekeylorfamily.blogspot.com)

    Thanks again!

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  59. These are very lovely. I'm planning to make a couple burlap stockings for my family so I thought to browse images on the web to see different variations. Yours looks so pretty that I clicked on the image and found your blog. I enjoyed the tutorial.

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  60. Wow...What a wonderful work? How you know this? I like it. Surely I will try this.
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  62. You are doing a good job! This is really an interesting blog......Thanks for sharing with us.

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  63. Excellent! I am a sewer and I admire your creativity. They turned out very well.

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  64. Been looking all over the web for this --THANKS!

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