Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Art Philosophy Shabby Chic Christmas Stocking

I decided to break out my Art Philosophy cartridge and put it to good use to create a shabby chic Christmas stocking:

Materials Used:
  • Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge:  Stocking p.67 @ 11.11" W x 17.63" H, Stocking Layer @ 9.19" W x 17.63" H, pg. 69 Rose Font @ 8.30"  W x 7.99" H, pg.59 Petal2 @2.05" W x 3.77" H
  • Mailing Paper
  • Fabric 1/2 yard
  • Misc. Felt
  • Thread
  • Stampin' Up Kraft corderoy buttons
  • Stampin' Up rose Red stampin' writer
  • Ranger Petal Pink liquid pearls
  • Hot glue

I used the mailing paper for my patterns.
I then cut two stockings out of the paper, pinned it to the cloth, and cut out the image leaving a 1/2" border.  I did this to the stocking layers as well.
I sewed on the heel and toe portion of the sock in a coordinating fabric (in this case, it was the opposite side).
Next, I added the top portion of the stocking that I already lined.
This is the completed stocking from the inside.  I also added a hook.
Last, I turned it inside out and added my flower embellishment.

I added two corderoy buttons and Ranger liquid pearls in Petal Pink for  added embellishment.

This is the first time I used liquid pearls.  I must say, I am in love!
I cut the flower and petal out of felt and highlighted it with a stampin' writer in Rose Red.

Now , for all you sewing divas out there, please forgive me of my method. I am a COMPLETE novice and just decided to give it a go and use my sewing machine for something other then my cards and scrapbook pages. I am in NO WAY an expert seamstress! =) The project was actually quite simple. It only took a few hours and that was with me not having any plan, just an idea in my head. Give it a try!
Sorry about the strikethrough on the directions.  I tried everything and couldn't get rid of it.  =(

Linked up at:
Paper Playtime
My Sheri Crafts - Decorate for Christmas


  1. You did an awesome job on the stocking Renee!! You'd never know you weren't a seamstress. Love that flower in the center, too!!

  2. Wow! Wonderful project! Thanks so much for the detailed instructions!

  3. That turned out beautiful, Renee. Great job! Love the fabric pattern.

  4. WOW!!! This is just a fabulous way to use the cricut cartridges. Your stocking is wonderful!!!
    Thanks for joining My Sheri Crafts.

  5. What a beautiful stocking! You sure can't tell by the finished product that you are a sewing novice, it's great! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  6. Lovely stocking! Great use of the Cricut cartridge! Love the fabrics and the flower! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  7. This is amazing! Thank you for all the detailed instructions and pictures! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com

  8. Is so pretty I'll love to do one for my son!!!

  9. Great sewing project. Its a great idea, I might have to get the dust of my sewing machine and give it a go. I love Art Philosophy cart too, its one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing.


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