Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stockings to Hang by the Chimney

Just a week 'til Christmas, and I am still finding time to have some paper crafting fun. 
This post is sharing three different stockings with lots of fun details and embellishments.
Cut files for the complete stockings are now (or soon) available as purchased downloads
from, SVG Attic, or Silhouette America, 

All stocking designs have a main base shape, a larger scalloped edge base shape with lacing holes. A template is included so that the back layer can be cut from wool felt. An eyelet hole is punched through layers that corresponds to the hanging "loop" shape which can be folded over and attached. 

The first one is "Teddy & Train". You can find a closeup of the teddy in a later photo in this post. It has the most shapes and the most detail. The locomotive is assembled on a whole base, with details and button embellishments on wheels, etc. Bear tucks into a pocket that has punch holes for optional eyelets, needle holes that align with holes in the next layer base to attach pocket with twine or thick thread like perle cotton.

Here is the second stocking, "Reindeer & Holly". 

Hopefully you can tell that the card stock and printed paper layers are adhered and laced to a backing of cream wool felt. This makes it possible to actually put something inside, though not quite as comfortably as could be done if they were all fabric.

The third is "Cardinal & Christmas Birdhouse".

Here you can see some of the details of the teddy bear. He is made of 5 layers of lightweight card stock so he can be "played with". A short length of chain attaches him to the paper pocket, so he won't get lost.

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