Tuesday, September 27
It has been awhile since I devoted some craft time to help others. I had a blast making Christmas stockings for Craft Hope's last project, stockings for tornado victims. The stockings will be filled with goodies and brought to families that lost their homes to a tornado. I can't imagine what that is like to loose everything to a natural disaster.
I used sewing instructions for the stockings in Ready, Set, Serge. When I first got my serger, I was able to watch a video of the author making a few things with her serger. I absolutely loved the way she layered the fabric prior to sewing. For the stockings, the lining and the main fabric are each layered right sides together and then placed together and sewn. Then the cuff is sewn into a circle and sewn to the top of the stocking...taking 3 seams total! I would have made two different stockings then stuffed the lining inside the main stocking. Thanks to this author too, I figured out why I couldn't fix the tension on my serger...life changing.