Craft a recycled denim Christmas stocking this holiday. I used a pant leg of some old jeans and a printed stocking panel to make this unique Christmas stocking. I then topped it off with a crocheted top edge and a jingle bell.
Here is the back of the stocking. I left mine plain but you could add embellishments. Another option is to just make your entire stocking like this one and not use a printed panel as I did on the stocking above. Either way your recycled denim Christmas stocking is sure to be one-of-a-kind!
Below is a mini tutorial showing the steps to make your denim Christmas stocking.
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Using a pre-printed Christmas stocking panel, lay it on the pant leg and cut out two denim stockings. Cut so you have extra material around all edges of the stocking.
Then with right sides together, pin in place other denim stocking piece and printed stocking. Machine stitch together by using the prior stitching on the back side of denim stocking as your guide so you stitch it exactly over printed stocking edges.
Trim all seams. Leave extra denim material at top of stocking for trim. Turn right sides out and press. I turned down a small hem on the printed stocking panel and used fusing tape to hold it in place.
With a small steel crochet hook, crochet around the unfinished top edge of the denim stocking using a SC stitch. You have to carefully working the first row into the denim evenly around using the steel hook to make a small hole in the denim for your SC stitch. Switch to a larger crochet hook once the first base row is completed. I used a US size D hook and worked 6 rows of SC around the stocking top with sport weight yarn. Add the jingle bell on your last row. Then chain to make a small hook for hanging up the stocking. Finish off.