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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Burlap Christmas Stocking: Ballard Designs Knockoff

Today's tutorial is for a burlap and upholstery webbing stocking with printed out type key initials.
You may have seen one like it at Ballard designs. This is the DIY version. And it only costs about 2 dollars to make!
Farmhouse Couture is the name of a little home decor enterprise I am starting. I've started a little company blog about it here.

My mantle theme this year is burlap, sheet music and typewriter keys. Click here to view my sheet music covered letter tutorial.
So here is how you make the stocking.
Materials per stocking :
  1. About 1/4 yard burlap.
  2. About 15 inches upholstery webbing or 1/2 a yard.
  3. Card stock to print out the typewriter keys.
  4. Gold glitter.
  5. A sewing machine.

  1. Draw your stocking template. You can trace one you already have or just draw one freehand. Mine is about 15 inches long, 12 inches wide at the toe, and 7 inches wide at the top. 
  2. Cut out two pieces for your stocking and sew them together with about a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Turn the stocking right side out and iron flat.
  3. Cut your top webbing piece from one piece of webbing the same width as the top of your stocking. sew it with a 3/4 allowance since there is only one seam and not two like the stocking. this will make it the same width. 

    4.Sew the top webbing band together, iron the seam allowance flat and sew it to the top of your stocking, overlapping the webbing onto the stocking. Use the same color thread as the webbing so it doesn't show.
      5. To download the typewriter font go to this page at I printed the initials of each of my kids out on cream colored cardstock and sized the font in Photoshop Elements at 150 pixels.
    6. Print out the letters, cut them out and coat the edges with glue dipped in glitter. 
    7. Attach some twine or ribbon to the stocking with the glue gun to make a hanger for it.
    8. Glue gun the letters to your stocking and you are done!

Merry Christmas!


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  1. lovely lovely lovely! So simple but charming!


  2. hi just registered ,, tina

  3. These are adorable. I love the typesetter letters.



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