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A riveting twist on a Christmas stocking

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect, easy Christmas stocking to use for Christmas presents this year. And I found it.

The Shabby Fabrics pattern / tutorial is wonderful. I highly recommend it. What makes it so great? Well, in my opinion it comes down to three things:

  1. The size.
  2. The fact that it’s fully lined.
  3. The curve in the toe.

The only downside is that if you want to hang the stocking, or tie it to a present, then there is no inbuilt hook. Now, you could sew a tab or loop of ribbon into the side seam. But, I decided to go with a quicker fix. A rivet!

The benefits of using a rivet are that: it is super quick; it’s flexible and it adds a cute bling element.

I say it’s flexible because it’s possible to tie string or ribbon around the rivet, between the outer cap and the fabric. Then if you don’t want it to hang any longer, simply take the string away.

Here’s a stocking I made as part of the #sncaswap. You can see the embroidery thread I used as the hanger to coordinate with the doodlebug fabric.

Also, a second handy tip. If you punch the rivet through one layer only, then you can still extend the stockings to their full height.

Finally, how perfect are these stockings for making a gift card just a little bit more special!

Anyone else sewing stockings for Christmas ?

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