Vintage-Inspired Christmas Stockings — finished

These stockings took longer than I expected, but I’m sure I could streamline the process a bit.  Locating suitable graphics from vintage stenciled stockings was a challenge, because so many of the them have tiny details and lettering that cannot be duplicated with my fusible web process.  The Santa and reindeer were simplified from the original pattern, and I wasn’t sure how that would turn out, but I’m pretty happy with it.  Maybe I should take another look at some of the more intricate designs to see if they could be adapted to my technique.

Next time I might make the white scalloped border larger to add a name.   The border is smaller on these stockings because they were already big, and I wanted them to end up the same size as our current stockings (about 13″ x 19″).  Fortunately, there is still room to add names in the main section, although I had to remove a snowflake from the red one to make space.

I have only seen a few vintage green stenciled stockings online, but I had a nice piece of green wool felt I wanted to use, and I do like the color.  Actually, I think these stenciled designs would look nice on other felt colors as well, but the traditional red is still my favorite.

 

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