Hey guys!! Thanks to all of you who left sweet comments on my drop cloth tree skirt HERE. Now I want to show you what I made with the rest of my drop cloth….
I made my stockings to match my tree skirt! Here’s how I did it…
I started by using a stocking I bought at the Dollar Tree as my pattern. I folded my fabric in half and cut the fabric around it. I knew I wanted it a bit longer so I added about 4 inches to the top and I also wanted them a bit skinnier so I didn’t leave any seam allowance.
Next I finished the top of each piece by folding it over about an inch and straight stitching. I must add at this point that if I were making clothing or anything else I would finish the inside a bit more professionally but I knew nobody would see the inside and it saved me lots of time:).
Now for my ruffles…. Woohoo! I started by cutting a long strip of my drop cloth about 3″ wide. I then ran each side through my serger using a rolled hem. I had lots of messages from you on figuring out how to use your own sergers. I was the same way… at first! Once you figure out how to thread the darn thing it is much easier than your sewing machine and you will wonder why you waited so long to try it! Promise!
I then used my handy ruffler again on my sewing machine to run a stitch straight down the center of the strip. I love the outcome…
I then started attaching the ruffles to the front of one of my stocking patterns I cut. I did this by running a simple straight stitch over the ruffle stitch. The ruffler can ruffle your top fabric and attach it to your bottom piece at the same time, but not when working with heavier weight materials.
I added three lines of ruffles and then I was happy… almost:)
I decided the bottom of the stocking was a bit naked so I dressed it up a bit.
My tool of choice… My Cricut Personal Cutter
I used one of my FAV Cricut cartridges out there…
And here she is in action cutting my damask on stencil paper…
Too easy! You can check out the Cricut machine HERE see other great products Provo Craft offers!
I then used my stencil brush with some black acrylic paint to stencil my damask on a small piece of drop cloth. You always want to dab your brush up and down and not side to side to get the best outcome.
While that was drying I cut another small strip of drop cloth to make my loopie. I just folded into thirds and ironed it down to make it flat.
Then I used a black zigzag stitch on top to hold it all together and to make it extra cute!
I then also ran a zigzag stitch around the edge of my damask.
And frayed the edges a bit…
Next I attached my two stocking forms together… good sides in of course. I just ran a straight stitch around the entire edge.
Before I flipped it…
Clipped my curves a bit to help it keep it’s shape…
Finally I attached the stencil patch I made with hot glue. I debated sewing it but quickly decided that would be much faster… and it was:)
Want to see the final outcome….
Now… The very best part (aside from the ruffles) is that I paid $9 for this drop cloth and have already made my tree skirt and stockings. How’s that for shanty! What do you think?? Thanks so much and as always, let me know if you have any questions!
I will be linking up over at Hooked on Houses for the Holiday House Tour!!!