Crochet & Craft

Christmas Stocking Making with Turtle Mat

The lovely people over at Turtle Mat asked me to join in with their yearly festive challenge. This year the challenge was to create a Christmas stocking from scratch with the items they supply. They sent me a lovely selection of craft supplies including burlap for the main stocking, little robins, lace ribbon, felt, glitter glue and pine cones.

To prep, I ended up getting sucked into a Pinterest vortex and lost hours of my time looking at stocking inspiration. Once I’d managed to step away from my phone, I was able to quickly decide on a more rustic look.

This was my first attempt:

I wasn’t entirely happy with it (keep reading for the end result) but this photo does show off the shape quite well.

To make the main body of the Christmas stocking, I drew a stocking shape on some A3 paper, cut it out and pinned it to the burlap. I layered the burlap so it was 4 sheets thick and cut round the template. Then I removed the paper, pinned it more  carefully, sewed it by hand and turned it the right way round.

From there I folded the top down, pinned it and sewed it before adding the lace ribbon. The robin just slots in anywhere, it has fine wires attached to its feet.

I was quite impressed with my minimalistic design, but because I can never leave things alone, I couldn’t just stop there.

I also added the felt leaves, decorated with a line of green glitter glue, pine cones decorated with silver glitter and the second robin.

This felt a little more complete and now it’s ready to be displayed on my fireplace.

I’m really pleased to have taken part in this challenge because I would never have thought of making my own stocking and it wasn’t difficult at all. In fact, I’m considering doing it every year – it was so much fun!

Have you made a Christmas stocking before? Would you attempt it this year?

I’m feeling like one of those super duper Pinterest mums right about now!

4 thoughts on “Christmas Stocking Making with Turtle Mat

  1. I love the rustic look and have gone for it in a big way with my tree this year. Great make! Thank you for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT 🌟

  2. You are one of those pinterest mums now but with even more flair!:) Its fab rustic and classy…go girl:)
    Thank you for linking up to the christmas special linky, its great to have you onboard:)
    Mainy
    #mainyloveschristmas

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