I’m a little obsessed with these mini Christmas stockings. Last year I made cuffed versions as silverware holders for our family dinner. This year I ran across minim pompom trim at my local fabric shop and that inspired a whole new batch of stockings.
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I’ve used them as a garland in my sewing room (with Wonder Clips as stocking holders. How appropriate!)…
I’ve used them as gift card holders…
And I still want to make more! These are so easy. I started off with the pattern from last year’s version (download it here), and cut 1-1/2″ off the top.
I cut them out and assembled them (find the instructions in this post), and then added the trim. This was the only part that baffled me a bit at the beginning. I didn’t want to sew the trim in as it made the top of the stockings too bulky, and they were too small and fiddly to sew it on after the stockings were assembled, so I resorted to fabric glue. I just ran a bead of glue all the way around, lined up the trim and held it in place (Wonder Clips again!) until the glue dried. It worked like a charm!
These would be cute for last-minute gifts, and they’re small enough to easily send in the mail. I’m off to make a few more for college-age nieces and nephews!