Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PB Inspired Flatware Stocking

Hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s white elephant gift idea.
I’ve got another Christmas-related craft for you today – still working on Thanksgiving. I had a minor setback today with a paint issue Crying face. Hopefully, I can get it fixed soon!

The holdiays are full of dinners and parties. When I saw this Flatware Stocking from Pottery Barn, I loved the look it gave the place setting.
However, I didn’t want to fork out $29, so I made my own and didn’t spend a dime since I had everything on hand.
For this project you will need:
- An old red sweater (if you know how to knit, then all you need is red yarn)
- Twine rope
- Red bells
STEP ONE: Find an old red sweater in your closet that you haven’t worn in 4+ years. If you know how to knit, then you don’t have to cut up an old sweater, however I don’t have that talent so I cut away.
STEP TWO: Print off a stocking template. I found this one HERE. I saved the image and printed it off. It was about 3” wide and 6” tall.
STEP THREE: Pin template to your sweater.
(I pinned mine to the bottom hem of the sweater so I didn’t have to worry about raw edges on the top of the stocking – giving the finished stocking a better look.)
Then cut about 1/2” away from the template through both layers of the sweater.
(I tried cutting right along the template and my stocking was WAY too skinny when sewn).
STEP FOUR: Pin the two stocking pieces RST (right sides together) and stitch together using 1/4” seam allowance, except along the top.
STEP FIVE: Turn right side out and tie some twine and two bells around the stocking.
STEP SIX: Repeat for however many place settings you need. Set your table and admire your pretty holiday place settings!
And if you guys just can’t get enough of Pottery Barn Knockoff Christmas decorations, come visit me over at {I Heart Naptime} today where I’m sharing another one as part of Jamielyn’s Crazy Christmas Crafters series.


  1. Oh, those are adorable! So cute - thanks!

  2. Love this idea! I kind of want to make full sized stockings this year... and I can't knit either. I might just have to use this on a bigger scale!

  3. I am "in charge" of all the decorations for my family's Thanksgiving dinner including place settings. This gives me so many awesome ideas!

  4. Wow, that is so cute! And great way to use an old sweater! Good job. :)

  5. that is awesome and I like your plates better!

  6. Super cute, I was going to use an old sweater for mittens but this is much cuter.

    I don't know if you got my email. But I have not heard from the prize winner for Crafting with the Stars and TLC Creations. Would you send me her email again, I deleted it after I messaged her the first time. Or have her email me, mhilton05@yahoo.com

  7. Adorable!! Yours are cuter than PB's, imho!

  8. Oh how cute!! I love it!

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