Sunday, December 6, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday: Upcycled Sweater Stockings




a few years ago, my sister and i made these stockings out of old sweaters that we thrifted, felted, cut out, and then stitched up by hand with some chunky yarn. i love how rustic and homey they look. every year that i pull them out of the storage box, i think of the day we made them. they are so very special to me!

(i should also mention that my sister is an amazing seamstress and should start her own Etsy shop...once her little ones get a bit older, for her sake!)

thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Joan at Anything Goes Here for more Vintage Christmas Monday fun!

43 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

What a wonderful idea! Your stockings are precious, and happy memories of making them with your sister too! Bisous... Julie Marie

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

I love them. So rustic and wintery looking!!! xo Joan

~~Carol~~ said...

I love these stockings!! I've read a couple of articles about felting wool, and I still want to try it. I can picture those stockings hanging on a big stone fireplace, up in the mountains!
Happy VCM!
Csrol

Judi said...

I have just recently learned of felted wool (that rock I was under was heavy too!) and I LOVE it! I have seen some amazing items made with this technique and the stockings are fabulous. Wish I were so talented! Thanks for sharing. Judi

Jane said...

I have a HUGE bag of wool sweaters that I have found at thrift stores just waiting to be felted for some projects....but of course they are in a pile with all of my other "I'm going to get to that soon" projects!
I love the sweaters you and your sister used to make your stockings. They make perfect Christmas stockings and I'm sure look great hanging for Christmas.
Jane

Hopeless Chest said...

Those are great! I've been wanting to make some stockings for so long now for some friends. But as with all my sewing projects, I'm procrastinating BIG TIME!

vintage girl at heart said...

Love them!!! What a wonderful way to upcycle!!

peggy gatto said...

Clever you!!!

Vintage Junky said...

I love them of course!

Michelle

Carol said...

Cute!
Sending you warmest Vintage Christmas Monday wishes from Boxwood Cottage in Germany
Carola

Anonymous said...

I was just reading the other day about felting and wanted to do some sort of project with my girls. The stockings are awesome, thanks for the idea! :D Brenda

littlebyrd said...

Perfect! What a cute cute cute idea!!!

noodle and lou said...

those are just the sweetest things! have a fabulous week!! xox...jenn

p.s. the santas on my blog will head to my other etsy shop and the spookytime jingles update on the 13th:):):) you are so sweet...thanks for visiting!!!

april in iowa said...

They do have that log cabin at Christmas feel to them! I wish I owned a sewing machine and may (hopefully) find one beneath the Christmas tree this year. Love this project. :)

the wild raspberry said...

love your style...those stockings are adorable.

maryboys said...

cozy, cozy, cozy! i love them...and i think your blog header is just wonderful, too:) happy vcm!

mary

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Those have a warmth and a *heart* that a store bought stocking could never hope to have! Love them.
Anne

Tracey said...

I LOVE them! Christmas fun + thrifting + recycling = fabulous!!! Great job!

:) T

a little bit vintage said...

Love them! :) I plan to be making some stockings this year as well. We'll see if can motive myself to do so. :)

Smiles,
Rachel

♥ miss.michelle said...

...so quaint and charming!! I can't sew, but these look like something I could try? SO sweet...

~michelle.f

Petite Michelle Louise said...

What sweet stockings and a sweeter story to go along with them! I've always loved homemade gifts the most! what a nice memory of christmas past shared with soemoen you love. thanks for sharing! fondly, michelle

Monica said...

thanks for the props ;)

anyone interested in felting should check out Betz White's book Warm Fuzzies. it is full of tips and super cute projects.

white flower design said...

the stockings are darling. I love crafting with my sister too. All the best, Lori

Gypsy Fish said...

They look so toasty and warm...rustic...wonder what Santa will fill them with...
Happy VCM!
Beth

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I just wanted you to know that I included you in my favorites recap post of the Vintage Christmas Monday. xo Joan, your hostess

briannelee said...

Those are so cute!

one gal's trash said...

So cozy and warm...and a sweet memory to go along with them. Thanks!
Pam

Twig - Love Your Home said...

Hey! I just commented an answer to your question on my blog but I was looking for your email and I can't seem to find it! Those stockings are SO CUTE

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Girl... I just love the simplicity of your blog. I think it is me at heart. The stockings... too cute and my fav is the tree branch adorned with Chritmas balls!! Hugs, Janna

Auntie Cake said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great day! Love those stockings, btw.
Kate

Jeanneoli said...

So cute and what a fabulous idea!!!

sharonlei said...

Wow! What great stockings.. absolutely awesome! :)

Love & Aloha.
www.elisharon.blogspot.com

littlebyrd said...

Just coming over to check in and say hi to you! How are you sweets?

julie said...

Your stockings are wonderful. How classic...julie

Janean said...

very vintage!!!! i'm in amazement of true seamstresses too.

Amanda said...

Seriously girl... I LOVE that idea of reusing old sweaters! So cute and cozy!

Amy said...

i sent you an award, i think your blog is awesome

http://thedailyfiasco.blogspot.com/2009/12/blog-award-and-new-beginnings.html

Sylvia said...

Crafting with family members is lots of fun to do, you both did great! Merry Christmas

Sarah said...

What a clever use of old sweaters. I sometimes regret that I gave away so many of my old sweaters. There seem to be many creative ideas out there that use old sweaters. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Pony Girl said...

Miss ya! Hope your holidays were great, and that 2010 is blessed and joyful for you!!!

That Hooligan Girl said...

Ah these are great I love rustic looks. ^_^ I hope your holiday was great!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love those stockings,they have such a warmy home-y feel. and recycling too. Isn't great to pull out your decoartions each year and be reminded of good times?
Karen

Hopeless Chest said...

:( Where are you?