Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Stockings - Calico Moon pattern, Charlie Brown fabric

Have you seen the Charlie Brown Christmas fabric? It is adorable! It has fabric that matches the little Charlie Brown tree that we put up each year, and we listen to the Vince Guaraldi Trio soundtrack a gajillion times by January. It never gets old.

My husband is making a Charlie Brown Christmas quilt now, and he had some scraps leftover. I wanted to find a way to use them up. About 15 years ago, I made 2 Christmas stockings that I really enjoyed. Fortunately, I found the pattern again. It's called Bottoms Up! and it's still available from Calico Moon Patterns in Salem, Oregon. They also sell the coolest fabric-covered box kits and birdhouse kits with perforated cardboard.

I had just enough fabric to make this lined stocking:

The heels and toes are fused on and then stitched on with a buttonhole stitch. The pocket is sewn on, but there are also directions for allowing the pocket to flap open by unfastening the buttons. I want to try that next time.

Here are two stockings that I made umpteen years ago...

Does anyone remember these fabrics? What a hoot!

This pattern would make a great baby shower gift, too.