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Hello to all of The Country Chic Cottage awesome readers! I am thrilled to be swapping creative ideas with Angie here today. My name is Allison and I work on a little blog called It’s Toile Good along with my talented sister in law, Cari. Between her 2 kids and my 4, we craft to keep sane. From sewing to hot glue – we love to create! We would be just tickled pink if you came over for a visit!
The other day I was flipping through the latest Crate and Barrel catalog and their linen Christmas stockings caught my eye. I feel like October has basically WHIZZED by so I am motivated to get started on a few Christmas projects. Since I didn’t have any linen, I thought I’d use some burlap I had in my stash and a bit of pretty ribbon and before too long, the Burlap Stocking was born. Wanna make one too? It’s SUPER easy!
Here’s the How To:
Cut two pieces of burlap into a stocking shape. I kept my eye on one of the C&B stockings while I cut and just eyeballed it. (pretty sure that’s how the professionals do it too)
Then added add a few rows of ruffles to the top because what’s cuter than ruffles and burlap?
Place your ribbon where you want it at the top of the stocking.
Slide your ribbon to the other side, doubling the amount of ribbon for that ruffle.
Snip and repeat for the remaining 2 rows.
Create 3 ruffled ribbons. (My ruffling trick is to set my tension and stitch length as high as it can go. Run it through and back stitch at the beginning and end and tada – you’ve ruffled. I think it’s way easier than the running stitch and pull trick)
Pin the ruffles where you want them to sit on the front piece of the stocking and stitch over the ruffled stitch. (remember to put your tension and length settings back because if you don’t you might end up getting some unwanted seam ripping practice and/or cursing. Not that I would know)
Then decide that the stocking needs a little more “Umph”. Add ric rac between the two stocking layers and pin together with right sides out. (I love the rough and tattered edge of burlap, so that’s why I chose to sew it with right sides out.)
Sew all around stocking leaving opening for goodies at the top.
Add a few rolled flowers and a ribbon hanger and Ho Ho Ho – you HAVE IT!
I’m sure this will be the first of a few holiday projects that will show up on It’s Toile Good in the next couple months. Here are a few of our other fave projects.
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