Thursday, August 15, 2013

Early Christmas sewing

I have been itching to sew for Christmas. I was hoping in July there would be some fun Christmas tutorials posted, but it was kind of a quiet month so far as Christmas sewing goes. Well, to heck with it. I used my standby Christmas stocking (tutorial posted here). I love giving stockings for baby showers this time of year, and usually the parents are over the moon about it. I also embroider the names on the cuffs which is why they are turned up. I'm a sewing ninja like that.

I used leftover Countdown to Christmas Material by Sweetwater that came out from Moda a couple of years ago. That was also bought in July as part of a Christmas frenzy. I think it is the over 100 degree (Fahrenheit, 37C) heat we have here that brings that on. Christmas means cool weather and running outside without getting symptoms of heat stroke later in the day even if you run before the sun comes up. True story, every time. 

I love the inside of these too. It is just lined, but I think it looks so much more polished. 

Would anyone be interested in sharing some of their Christmas go-to sewing? I am ready to go!

Oh, and Happy Birthday Brindy! My best and most knowledgeable and patient sewing assistant is turning seven today. 


  1. These are adorable Stacie.. You have me in the mood to some Christmas sewing...however...we are trying to get our house spruced up , to put on the market to sale..So busy here, and not much sewing going on.ha

  2. Just the other day I was thinking that I need to make a stocking for my daughter--yours look great.

  3. I haven't done much of any Christmas sewing the last few years, although I'm tempted to make some decorations for our house. My boyfriend doesn't decorate at all. :P Your stockings are adorable!