Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Yes Santa, we've been good!!

 
I've seen a gazillion ideas out on the world wide web of ways to creatively wrap a gift card or money for the holidays and one of them was to make a miniature stocking.  I didn't follow a pattern here, as I sort of prefer to 'wing' it myself, but here is a brief photo tutorial on how this particular one was made.  The fantastic Christmas image seen here is from Nicecrane Designs, called So Adorable Christmas and available in a set from Ignacio's store.  I chose to leave the image in black and white and accent colors around it.
Using the freezer paper transfer method, I've printed image out onto fabric.
Positioning image to far right to give ample room for front and back of stocking.

Fold material in half and hand draw stocking shape around image.

Cut material in half

Pin pieces together to cut out shape.

Cut stocking

Form the hem and attach lace for front of stocking.

Sewn hem on front and back of stocking along with a fabric handle.

Both sides sewn together and now to decorate and attach the hanging handle.
 
Like this image? You can receive the whole set here.
 
Hugs n' Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx


 
 


22 comments:

Karen said...

Oh wow sweetie this is beautiful!!!! :0) xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeus Lisa, love this miniature stocking.....so cute, so adorable,,,,what a creative idea using my funny pict,,,,,wowww you are rock Lisa.

Marie-Louise said...

Just gorgeous.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

This is so fabulous - love this so much. TFS

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow its brilliant .. i don't know what this freezer paper is .. but i NEED some
Lisa x

Anita Houston said...

Most gorgeous stocking ever!!! I love your image...fabulous!

Holly said...

Fantastic images and your stocking turned out great! You did a great job on your tutorial - and yesterday's too! Thanks!

Chrissy said...

This is so wonderful lisa, love what you have made, love the decoration and image, gorgeous.You are such a clever clogs..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Tracy said...

You are so awesome!!!! Nuff said. :-) Hugs!

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow Lisa this is absolutely fabulous ! what a gorgeous stocking !! LOVE it :-)

we would love to see this over on the ABC Christmas Challenge ,,, S for Santa !! :-)

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :-) the banner is just attached to the image panel with pop dots,, it is faux hanging :-)

luv
Lols x x x

catherine said...

This is just so stunning Lisa. A fabulous make
x catherine

Sandy said...

gorgeous vintage scene, love your fab minature stocking. great embellies too.
Sandy

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Lisa, absolutely gorgeous, very vintage, never heard of the freezer paper technique, something else for me to try lol! HAve a lovely weekend, take careX:)

Desire Fourie said...

I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member}

pinky said...

Wow Lisa, what a talent you have! This is just gorgeous! Never heard of the freezer paper method lol. I just adore this vintage stocking.

Jeanne J said...

Gorgeous nostalgic looking stocking! I love that image - and WOW your new wallpaper!!!! You make this look easy - really just stunning!

Shahrul Niza said...

Awwww...this is so cute!. I've been good this year too, Santa!.

Sandy said...

When do you have time to go cook for your husband! Really neat stocking Lisa - nice homespun feel. I love that image so much I went and bought one. You collect all this cheap or free stuff and make gorgeous creations and I continue to go wherever you send me and buy!!!!
sandy

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Such a gorgeous stocking, Lisa!! Love it. So beautifully created. We just returned from vacation, we were delayed in leaving as our son had a heart attack the day before his son's wedding, so needless to say things have been in a turmoil around here. We take the month of September each year and go to the U.S.just to get away for a bit. Spent most of my time shopping for jewelry supplies as I love to design and create jewelry so I should have a busy Canadian winter. Have loved seeing all your beautiful work at Nicecrane. ttys. Hugs, Gayle Page-Robak

Mitra Pratt said...

THAT is super cool! Love that transfer method. It is surprisingly easy and turns out so nicely! Love his images too!

Lori said...

LOVE this Santa stocking and the pretty lace!

Margaret said...

This is so wonderful!! Anyone else would have bought one of the red and white felt ones from the bargain store, but I gotta say, I would much rather have this one!! The crochet/knit embellishments are fabulous and I love the vintage Santa image! If I'm good, do ya think Santa will bring me one?! wink,wink!