- Felted Sweater Sleeves
- Paper to make a pattern
- Embellishments: Buttons, patches, embroidery thread, felted objects. . .
- Optional: Bias Tape
Cut the sleeves from the sweater along the shoulder and the arm seam. Steam the sleeve flat and trace its outline on the pattern paper.
Within that outline on the pattern paper trace the shape of a boot. That is your pattern.
Cut out a right and a left boot. In other words, cut out one boot, turn the pattern over and cut out the second boot on the second sleeve. When you put the two halves together, the left sides should be touching.
From the remainder of the sleeve, cut out a 8″ x 1.5″ strip. This will become the loop to hang up the stocking.
Now it’s time to embellish the stocking. For the red stocking I raided my vintage button collection to create a button snow storm. The heel is decorated with a needle felted star.
The black stocking is decorated with a patch that I embroidered with a picture of my husbands vintage land cruiser. You could add appliques, yoyos or just leave it plain.
When you’re ready, put the two halves together with right sides touching and sew a seam around the stocking. I covered the seam with bias tape, but that step is optional.
The original ribbing of the sleeve provided the edging on the red stocking. For the black stocking I sewed a blanket stitch around the top.
Fold the strip in half and sew the loop in place on top. This one is again finished with a blanket stitch, but that is entirely up to you.
I’d love to see your variations on this theme.