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Bohemian Christmas Stocking

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Create a bohemian-chic Christmas stocking from I Love to Create with vintage doilies and other fabrics, dyed in a bright uniform color for a modern twist. Crochet trims and buttons add wonderful texture to your bohemian Christmas stocking.


Bohemian Christmas Stocking


Materials:

  • Aleene's® Fabric Fusion™ Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive™
  • Tulip® Custom Dye Color Kit™
  • Aleene's® Fast Grab Tacky Glue®
  • Buttons – various colors and sizes
  • Stirring spoon
  • Lace trim
  • Salt
  • Trash bags
  • Paper towels
  • Needle
  • 100% cotton fabric – white – 1/3 yard
  • Thread – white – 100% cotton
  • Vintage doilies and crochet trims – various colors – 100% cotton
  • Gloves – cotton (optional)
  • Bucket
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sewing machine
  • Straight pins
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Stocking

  1. Prewash and dry fabric, doilies and trim before beginning project to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets.
     
  2. Cut out stocking front, back and hang tab
     
  3. Determine placement of doilies and trim on front of stocking, and cut away excess.
     
  4. Pick up doilies one at a time, lay on paper towels face down and spray Aleene’s® Fast Grab™ Tacky Spray® over the doilies and press back in place on stocking.
     
  5. Sew a zigzag seam around edges of stocking to hold doilies and trim in place.
     
  6. Place stocking front and back right sides together and sew a ¼” straight stitch around sides and bottom. Turn right side out.
     
  7. Sew the hang tab according to pattern and sew into the top right side of stocking.
     
  8. Following Dye Instructions, dye the stocking, gloves and other items. Note: Use colored doilies and trims on stocking to create interesting new hues when dyeing these items.
     
  9. Glue buttons and additional trims to stocking as desired with Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion™.  Let dry.
     
  10. Cut a strip of lace trim and sew a running stitch along one edge. Pull one side of the thread to gather. Tie threads together to create rosette. Glue rosette to stocking with Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion™. Let dry.


Dye Instructions

  1. Set up work surface by protecting with plastic trash bags.
     
  2. Wearing rubber gloves, in bucket mix 1 gallon of hot water, dye and 3 tablespoons of salt. Follow recipe guide included in kit to create desired dye color and mix in bucket. Make enough dye to color your stocking, gloves and a few extra doilies and trims.
     
  3. Immerse stocking and other items into dye mixture. Stir continuously for the first 15 minutes, then occasionally every 5 to 10 minutes for the next 45 minutes. Total dye time will be one hour.
     
  4. Wash fabrics in warm water with a small amount of laundry soap. Dry in dryer or line dry if required.

 

More Stocking Crafts:

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Holiday Harlequin Stocking

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