Hand-made Stockings from Goodwill Finds!

Hello Christmas Spirit Junkers!

Last year, before Christmas, I was inspired by Pinterest to make all new stockings for the family.  I wanted to make them unique & with used items.  That’s when inspiration hit & I went to Goodwill to get some wintry patterned flannel & old sweaters.

I found some flannel pajama bottoms in red: plaid, snowmen & snowflakes.  New to the thoughts of a Scandinavian=themed Christmas dancing in my head, I wanted some Nordic-style sweaters too.  I found a nice gray cable knit that I’ve used this year as a cabinet cover {like a table cover or runner}.  I’ll share that soon.

Meanwhile, back to the stockings.  I first made a template from one of the old/tired stockings we’ve had for a few years.  This time I made it bigger {you never know what you might want to surprise them with}.  I used some of the waistbands, banding & ribbon that were part of the pajamas to further embellish the stockings.  I added some other ribbon I had on hand & the embroidered little doggie faces are from an International eBay seller.  They look just like our three little Girls: Pebbles, Daisy & Ruby so no names were needed, we can tell who’s is who’s right away!

See the picture captions for further instructions on what I did.  You can alter these as you go with what you have around the house to your taste.

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Template made from card stock weight paper from my scrap-booking stash.  Allowed some extra for seam.  I used the legs of the jammies, that way I could use one side edge of the pre-made seam!

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Satin ribbon waist tie removed to use as one of the stocking’s hanging loop.  Notice the think silver thread in the plaid, perfect for our little silver Pebbles.

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Just on the inside of the waistline was hidden polka dot flannel.  Already gathered the hard part was done for me 🙂  I then put it on the outside at the opening of the stocking & used the ribbon to finish the open seam.

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I just cut off the elastic waist making sure I kept the existing seam intact.

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Pebbles!  She’s our senior pup ❤

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Cutting another stocking with the flannel snowman jammies.  This one is for Ruby, our Jack Russell Terrier.

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No fun surprise waistband on this one or even ribbon so I found some in my ribbon tote that looked great!

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The snowflake flannel did have this gray ankle band….hmmmm what to do with it?

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Here I’m tacking on the embellishment of three straw-type strings that have wooden beads & stars glued on sporadically.  It’s whimsical!

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Ruby’s little embroidered puppy head is almost lost among the snowmen but still oh so cute!

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Daisy is our Boston Terrier, hard to miss this one.

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Plaid Pebbles, our Maltese/Shih Tzu.

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No mantle at our house but just under the trio of living room windows are these puppy stockings.  Big enough to hold treats & toys!

Merry Christmas Thrifty Junkers!

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