Before this Christmas, Caleb and I hadn't done stockings together as a family. We've done gifts a little differently each year, but this year decided to start a tradition with stockings. I grew up using the store-bought red stockings with a fuzzy white cuff, while Caleb grew up using knit stockings that had everyone's names knitted into them. I wanted to do something different from both of these, so I decided to sew them. And what fabric would be more perfect for our family than plaid flannel?
I had a really fun time picking out coordinating flannel fabrics at Jo-Ann's. Caleb picked out his plaid color, and I chose the cuff color to match it. The rainbow-ish one is naturally mine, and the pink/purple one is for our baby girl. (I hope she likes it!) Aren't they perfect?
I followed the instructions on this tutorial here, but drafted the pattern mostly based on my parents' stockings. In the above picture, I hadn't yet added hanging straps.
Here's a close-up of the cuff. I just love these two sweet flannel fabrics together.
Here they are, hung up on our mantel:
I found the hangers at Hobby Lobby - a set of 4 for $30, although I got them when their Christmas stuff was 50% off, so I paid $15.
(The hangers jingle!)
I really love how they look! They're just what I was hoping they'd be.
Love and Plaid,