Stockings from a sweater
And I didn’t actually have a sweater I was willing to sacrifice for the cause, so I went to Good Will and found an extra large brown wool sweater for a few dollars that was big enough for two stockings.
I cut out two stocking-shaped pieces from the fabric, making the bottom of the sweater the top of the stocking, so I wouldn’t have lose ends to sew up.
And then I sewed the two pieces together. Of course, leave the top open. And you’ll be flipping it inside out, so make sure the good side is facing in while you’re sewing. I just sewed it with needle and thread, but if you have a sewing machine, that would make it much quicker.
I used the sweater’s collar to make the cuff for the stocking, and sewed that on while it was inside out. And then I used the sleeve lining for the handle, which I sewed onto the cuff.
I was hoping to make stockings out of a brighter sweater, but I couldn’t find one. So I spiced things up by sewing little button faces on the cuff. Maybe they could even pass as reindeer.