Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Vintage Pattern Paper Stockings for All!

Our stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Now that we have a sweet fireplace in the shop we knew we needed stockings for all of our lovely Fancy Tiger Crafts staff. We were inspired by ones we saw in Country Living magazine and whipped these beauties up.


We found vintage sewing patterns at Boss Vintage Clothing, our neighbors down the street, and used our matte finish iron-on vinyl to stablize the fragile pattern paper. The stockings were then cut out using our stocking template (download our pdf here and tape the two pieces together to make your template). From your vinyled pattern paper, cut out one stocking front, flip the template and cut out one stocking back. Don't throw away the protective paper from the fusible vinyl yet.


We wanted to personalize our stockings so we used the monogram templates from this awesome vintage reproduction French book, Monogrammes. We love this book, and it is available here at Fancy Tiger if you need some letter templates of your own!

To make your own monogram start with wool felt and wonder-under fusible adhesive. Iron the wonder-under to the back of the wool felt. Trace and cut out each set of initials from the wonder under backed wool felt and iron the letters onto the fronts of the stockings, using the protective paper between your iron and the vinyl on your stocking.
 

We sewed the front and back together with wrong sides facing so that the stitching shows up on the edges. As you sew the top right of your stocking, insert a folded 3" piece of trim on one corner for hanging. Ta da!
 

Happy Holidays from all of us!

6 comments:

Karen said...

Fun stockings...
I want your wallpaper!!

Jeanne Lois said...

YOU GUYS!!! this is so fancy and lovely =) I like your spiced up holiday cheer!

Karena L said...

Adorable! How does matte finish iron on vinyl work and can you sew it in a regular machine?

Fancy Tiger Crafts said...

The matte finish works great - both finishes are easy to sew on a regular machine.
Thanks!

Karen T said...

This is Christmas decor I can get behind!

Karena L said...

Cool, thanks!