Sweater Stocking

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

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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