Dress up your fireplace this Christmas by turning an old holiday sweater into a stocking.
Step 1: Trace.
Take an existing stocking and trace a chalk line onto your sweater. Make sure the opening lies at the bottom of the sweater. This eliminates the need for sewing a hem at the top of your new stocking.
Step 2: Cut.
Cut slightly outside of the chalk line to allow room for the seam line.
Step 3: Pin.
Pin sweater pieces, right sides together (inside and out).
Step 4: Sew.
Sew a 1/8 or 1/4-inch seam around the exterior. Cut a narrow strip from the excess fabric and create a loop. Sew loop to the inside for hanging. Flip right sides out and hang by the chimney with care!
Photography by Michelle Herrick