Cross off another New Year’s Resolution! I finally finished the stockings I was making for my friend’s family. I made one stocking last year to show her before the holidays. And then in the past few weeks, I finished the other two. I used the Simplicity Sewing Pattern 4842 medium sized stocking pattern. All of the fabric and trim is from Joann Fabrics. And I took them to my local embroidery store for the names. The photos were taken in my car because I took these straight to the post office to mail to my friend. And I can see the spots that need ironing, but that is not a problem.
I have to say this was a difficult project for me. Not the actual sewing, but putting together the pieces. I had a hard time wrapping my head around how the different layers would go together and where to put the trim. Then of course I had thick layers to sew through. After this project, I am really doubting if I enjoy sewing projects. I know I love quilting. But do I like sewing clothes and objects like this? I am beginning to doubt it. But I love making gifts for friends, especially something that the whole family can use. I cannot wait to see these at her house!