As an organized hoarder - no, no, I mean collector of miscellany (aka "things I love") - there was no need to shop outside my stash for this entire project!
|Loved making this special commission so much!|
Ribbons, twine, special thread, flannel, vintage button, wool from a sweater I no longer wear, zipper that's never been used, home décor samples sorted by colour?
Check, check, checkity-check!
What about a specialty fabric for the lining? But, of course!
|Plush lining as a special treat for little hands!|
The Osnaburg? Yup, had that too.
As a quilter, did I need it?
Nope. I bought it because it called to me.
It's a thing.
Once in a blue moon I get a feeling about something. I've learned to trust that feeling, and just go with it when I can. It hasn't failed me yet.
The Process, in pictures:
Make a plan
Begin with something FUN!
Cut the shape
|Prepare the "crazy" patches for the heel and toe (and sew them on)|
Stitch the lining so it will last
Use that zipper!
|Time for the flower|
|Add a cuff, and put it all together|
|Send it off for a little girl's very first Christmas!|
This may look delicate, but it's actually fairly bullet proof.
It's meant to be a functional stocking, so everything has been permanently glued, stitched and double stitched. Even the frayed fabric has been lightly coated with a sealer to prevent further disintegration. With reasonable care, this stocking should last for many years!
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