In 2014, I saw photographs made by Chen Ronghui a Chinese photographer. The photos portray Chinese workers in a Christmas decoration factories of Yiwu. The Chinese city produces 2/3 of the world production of Christmas decorations. The photos are beautiful, but shocking. I had never visualized or even imagined Christmas from this angle and perspective. I felt the magic of Christmas had migrated far away.
For me, Christmas magic is a glass of Eggnug with a bit of rhum, the sound of my sewing machine, Christmas music and fun sewing projects. Making Christmas stockings is an easy and really fun sewing project. The perfect DIY to upcycle old jeans. No need to be super precise and creativity can run spontaneously without asking ourselves too many questions. Upcycle your jeans, embroider them, bead them my dear friends. Big kiss to you and I wish you Merry Christmas.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Kinsu pattern:)
- Denim scraps, better to start with wide jeans or men jeans, 100% cotton or stretch.
- 20 cm of twill tape.
- Fur scrap for the fold-down but you can use any material even denim.
- Embroidery thread if you feel like it.
- Fake pearls if you feel like it.
ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING PATTERN:
- PDF format downloadable pattern
- letter size print
- black and white or color
- 4 pages
- Personal license
- This pattern has four pieces (A-B-C-D).
- One size but can easily be scaled down with the printer
TO MAKE ONE SOCK
You need to cut:
X2 sock tips
X2 sock heels
X2 sock fold-down
20 cm twill tape
Fix the heel on the sock and sew all around at 3mm (a bit less then ¼’’). Repeat the same operation with the tip of the sock. Do it on both sock.
Sew back and front together right-side in at ¼”
Trim the seam allowance at the heel and tip of the sock to get a nice curve when you flip your sock right side out.
Turn right side out, fold the twill tape in two and fix it inside the lateral of the sock.
Sew each lateral of the fold-down at ¼”. Turn it right side out. Put it inside the sock and fix it at ¼” all around. Flip the fold-down over the sock. Give it a bit of iron. And you are done!
You only have left to celebrate Christmas:)
HO HO HO!
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I love to see what you have been up too with your old jeans. @kinsu_atelier #denimupcycler
Merry Christmas xo