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Many people are interested in making their own Christmas stocking but aren't sure how because they have no sewing ability or can't knit. So, people just go out and buy one that is premade.
If you want to make your own Christmas stocking, but just don't see it happening because it appears too difficult, think again. You can purchase a Christmas stocking kit, which will give you step-by-step instructions and in many cases, you simply cut out the stocking that is prestamped on the material. In most cases, these prestamped Christmas stocking kits have stockings made with felt, but if you want easy, then a felt kit may be for you. You simply purchase the kit, cut out the stocking from the material and follow the directions for putting it together, either with stitching or glue. Many of these types of kits come with glitter, sequence and beads in which you can decorate your stocking once you have it together. If you are really lucky, you may even be able to find a kit in which the stocking is already cut out for you, you just decorate and put together! It doesn't get much easier than that!
There are other types of Christmas stocking kit, usually ones that involve a pattern that must be followed and involves some sort of ability to do stitch work. Counted cross-stitch, stamped cross-stitch, crewel and needlepoint are the most common types of Christmas stocking kit that involve stitching. These are a bit more complex and if you have no ability with a needle and thread, you may want to stick to the felt stocking kit.
Depending on the type of Christmas stocking kit you purchase, they generally run around $20. It is important to keep in mind when you are hoping to make a Christmas stocking either for yourself or someone you know, that you choose a kit that fits the personality of the person you are making it for. Kits come in all different Christmas scenes, so do some research before making your choice.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|