Hello lovelies! Are you all getting into the holiday spirit?
Or are you like my buddy Bethani and had Christmas chains hung up in your house for weeks???
Well our house is completely decorated!
I’ve got another post planned for later to show you all of my decorations, but this one is about those stockings.
You know… the ones hung by the chimney with care and what not.
I made our own Cowboy Boot Christmas Stockings this year!
Sure, they’re a little more pointy toed then I planned… haha. But I love them anyway.
I drew a cowboy boot on a big piece of cardboard for my pattern.
Sort of modeling it after my own favorite pair of black and zebra print cowboy boots.
Next I cut it out, traced it onto a pair of the hub’s jeans and a pair of my own jeans.
Don’t worry… they were in rough shape to begin with…. Didn’t use our best pair or anything.
Traced the boot onto some green and red Christmas fabric for the lining (and some quilt batting) and cut those out.
Then I followed the basic instructions from this tutorial for sewing the layers together and knowing which layer went where as far as the stuffing, the liner, etc.
I made my ‘hanger’ out of a strip of denim cut from the jeans as well. Taking care to make sure it was pointed down and inside per the instructions in that stocking tutorial I shared above…
And viola! I whipped them out in a couple nights of cutting and pinning fabric, then sewing on my trusty Singer.
What do you think???
A few things I learned…
If you want square toed boots without the pointy look make your toes on your boot pattern much thicker.
When you sew them together it thins them out a little bit.
Also, if you’re using denim jeans for your base material, the inside seam of the jean legs make a great side boot seam! Really makes them look more like cowboy boots.
Happy Holidays sweet friends!!!