Felt Christmas stockings are a great option for people who want something a bit more decorative than red velvet stockings. These stockings are often used for special themes, such as pets or baby's first Christmas.
While velvet stockings do not pill up, a felt stocking that is well used or is not cared for properly may have some pilling. Luckily, you can easily remove any of those unsightly little fuzz balls by using a special defuzzing tool or by carefully cutting them off so that your stocking is ready to be used again the next year. Felt stockings are ideal for an heirloom first stocking that is used for just one Christmas and then carefully tucked away in a hope chest or memory box, since the felt will not become crushed or crumpled as easily as some other fabrics.
With their colorful, soft fabric, felt stockings can have some fun uses. One of the easiest things you can do with a stocking is to stuff it firmly with polyester stuffing and whip stitch the top shut. Now, you have an adorable Christmas throw pillow to use to add some color to a chair or sofa that needs a bit of Christmas cheer.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|