How to Make a Christmas Stocking From Old Jeans
image by Photo by Susan Miller
If you want to add a little meaning to a special child's Christmas stocking, you can make it out of a pair of his mother's or father's old jeans. The legs of the jeans have just enough fabric in them to fit a stocking pattern. They go well with a country Christmas look, regardless of the decor in the home.
First, make a stocking pattern by tracing around an old Christmas stocking or drawing it freehand. Don't forget to make allowances for seam widths.
Pin the pattern to the jeans fabric and cut out two pieces. Before sewing the pieces together, decorate the stocking front with your chosen medium, such as embroidery, applique or painting.
With right sides together, sew around three sides of the stocking, leaving the top open.
Turn the stocking inside out, press and topstitch, if desired. Take an old flannel shirt belonging to another family member and make a cuff for the top of the stocking.
Sew the cuff to the stocking, turn and press. Embroider or paint the child's name on the cuff, and sew on a ribbon loop for hanging.