Usually, I’m at home in America for Christmas and use one of our many, many stockings for the season. However, since I’m in Japan this year, I didn’t have access to those particular family heirlooms. So, I decided to make one myself!
I’ve never made a stocking myself before. For all of my previous stockings, my mother did all of the actual labor to make them. She has access to a wide range of fabrics and accessories, in addition to many more years of sewing skills, so her stockings are pretty amazing. The one I’m making definitely pales in comparison, but it a labor of love, so I appreciate it regardless of its lower quality.
To give it some variety, I used a bunch of different plaid fabrics. It could do with some additional decoration – embroidery or beading, perhaps a future project – but overall, I like the design. I’m kind of terrible at documenting my projects, so here’s a picture of a WIP before I added the lining or sewed down the top piece. It feels rustic ^^ I like it.