Thursday, November 15, 2007

Save your sweaters

Hold on to those old Christmas sweaters that might be out of style or might not fit quite right anymore. Mine had both of those issues. LOL

This week, I took my old boiled wool sweater and cut it into a stocking. It was very easy to do. I just traced around one of my old stockings allowing for seams. The loop at the top is the band from the sleeve wrist.

I think I did a pretty good job. Doesn't look too different than Martha's below, does it? I'm not her biggest fan, but now and then I see some good ideas. I did mine before I saw this.
Martha Stewart has instructions on this stocking as well as pillows. I have made the pillows, in the past, but I don't have any examples to show you.


Karen said...

Nan, Just found your blog.Cute. Cute. Cute. Can't wait to see how you decorate your porch for Christmas! Looking forward to stopping back.

bj said...

This stocking is just fabulous. You did a great job! It looks just as good if not better than ole Martha's !!!Wish I could sew like you......*sigh*
Happy day, bj

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stocking Nan. I have my sister's favorite sweater. She wants me to make it into a pillow for her. Thanks for passing on the instruction page. You have the most beautiful home. I alwasy love looking at your "stuff".
:-) Christy427

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Your stocking is so cute. That's a great idea....the pillows, too! Thanks for sharing :-)

Adrienne said...

I like your stocking. Maybe I'll search some thrift stores for old sweaters to make a couple for my house. Great idea. You and Martha and me! ~Adrienne~

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, I Love that red stocking!
Sandra Evertson