Sunday 28 October 2012

Burlap Kitchen Stocking and Tutorial

Burlap, Burlap Burlap......

Such a versatile fabric.

 We use it in Sewing.... We use it in Gardening.... We use it in Rug Hooking....

  Many .... Many..... Many  uses...

So anyhow.... I received from a fellow blogger and friend a stencil.

Blogging buddies are so thoughtful.  Jana from Transformations from the heart

had made this cute  tea towel copy cat from Debiedoo's Copy Cat Party and I loved the saying.

Soooo that's where Burlap comes in.....

My creation a Burlap Kitchen Stocking.

So lets get started...

you will need a yard of burlap
a stocking pattern
sewing machine
fabric for lining
craft paint
stencil brush

 Lay your pattern on your burlap and cut out making sure you fold your fabric in half.
You want to have 2.

Next  comes the stenciling. Position on your stocking where you want your sayings.

It's so easy... put a small amount of paint on your stencil brush , dap off excess and proceed by dapping
on your stencil.

While this is drying, take your fabric for the lining and fold in half.
I used flour sac tea towels. Very inexpensive.  Lay your pattern on the fabric and cut out making sure
that you leave a 4" at the top. This is going to be your cuff.

Sew the two pieces together leaving a opening half way down the side(this is where you wll pull
the stocking through) leave  the top open.

Then sew the two pieces of burlap together. Again leaving the top open. turn right side out.

Next you are going to insert the lining over the burlap stocking.

Sew around the top.  see here.......

Now pull the burlap stocking through the opening in the side of the lining.

Now your stocking will look like this.

Sew up the seam.  see here...

Now push your lining down into the burlap stocking.   You are almost done...

Pull up the excess fabric of the lining to make your cuff.
Press. press, press.

Now to make a loop for hanging your cute stocking.  I used jute twine .
You can use ribbon, make a loop from the lining...  use your imagination....

Now how cute is this.

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  1. Linda,
    The stocking is just darling! I never would have thought to do that but I love it. Great tutorial too.

  2. Linda, that is so cute. I THINK I might try it, or attempt to try it..Let you know..Happy Sunday..Judy

  3. That is so cute! You did a wonderful job!

  4. Hello Linda, What a fabulous tutorial. I have never tried stenciling before, so I will have to give this a try. Have a lovely Sunday. Best Wishes Daphne

  5. That stocking is the cutest thing I ever saw!! I love the look of burlap!

  6. So cute! I love burlap and I love words so this combo is perfect!

  7. This is a fun project! What a great idea to put the words on it.

    Warmly, Michelle

  8. This is so stinkin cute! You know I would love this. This is my favorite stencil in the whole wide world. Thanks for sharing your cute and ever so creative project.

  9. New fan here from Cowgirl Up. I really love this! I also would LOVE for you to come share at my weekly Farm Girl Blog Fest: Hope to see you soon! Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily

  10. Great tutorial on the stocking - love the kitchen typography you used.

  11. That is so cute, love that stencil. What a great idea to make a kitchen stocking.

  12. What a fun and original look for a stocking! Love it!

  13. So cute! What a fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing, Linda! I have always wanted to make some stockings, but just haven't managed to get to them!

  14. Love your stocking. Great tutorial. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  15. Hi Linda, Love your stocking and the directions. I am working on designing some this season as well for my fireplace. In burlap too. Love it. Thank you for sharing your tutorial.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  16. Very cute!! TFS & great tutorial!! Stopping by from DIY by design linky party. Here is what I shared this week:

    Happy Halloween!!

  17. Awful cute idea for this stocking! I never thought of one for the kitchen. :-) Visiting from Katie's blog hop. ~ Sue

  18. This is seriously adorable! Love it!

  19. The stocking must be pretty large since it took a yard of fabric! Nice stenciling me an idea to stencil a whole recipe on a stocking for the kitchen....hmmmm.....

  20. Who doesn't love burlap, I have been having an ongoing love affair with it.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Have a great weekend.

  21. Love this too!

    Susan and Bentley

  22. What a darling stocking! I love this!
    I have never used a fabric stencil.
    You make it look so easy!


  23. That stocking is just adorable. You have inspired to maybe make Christmas stockings for my grandkids. I have been wanting to give it a try for years:)
    I've enjoyed my visit from Thursdays Favorite Things.
    Have a great weekend!

  24. that is darling. I have never sewn burlap on my machine only by hand. Did you use a certain needle size or setting? Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  25. It is darling~ sharing it at the party tonight~Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  26. Love your stocking Linda. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm featuring this today.

  27. Thank you, thank you for the stocking turorial! I just lined my first stocking using your directions. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Belle journée A+

  29. I am so happy your stocking gave so much inspiration...what a cute gift idea!