Saturday, December 17, 2016

Holly Hobby Stocking

I had ordered a mystery parcel via Instagram a few months ago, lots of fabric, some small pieces, I didn't get to make any selections, and I got it for an AMAZING price!  So far I've used 3 of the pieces of fabric.

One of the pieces in the package was Holly Hobby fabric.  When I saw that, I knew that I needed to make someone for my sister from it.  She remembers Holly Hobby from childhood.  Me, being so much younger, don't really remember it much, but I connect Holly Hobby to our Grama, because she drew something similar in her sketchbook.

Finally I decided I would use the fabric to make a stocking for my sister!  I had made a stocking last year, which she really liked, so I already had a pattern and everything!  Yeay!  It took me about 2-3 hours from start to finish on a Sunday.  Luckily today they received their Christmas boxes so I was able to have her open this one:

I loved hearing her expression via phone when she saw this!

The heel, toe, and cuff are made from doilies that I used as table decor at my wedding.  I figured out the placement that I wanted and pinned then sewed them down.  The doily that made the cuff was a rectangular large piece, so I was able to cut it and wrap it all the way around, and I like the way it overlaps in the front.  The toe and heel were actually made from one oval-shaped doily.

I had a blast, and will be making more stockings in the future!

What have you handmade for Christmas this year?

Linking Up to:
Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Confessions of a Fabric Addict  
Sew Fresh Quilts
My Quilt Infatuation
Cooking Up Quilts


  1. I love your stocking, it's just adorable. I have a daughter in the "907" area : )

  2. The stocking is adorable! I had a Holly Hobby doll when I was little :)

  3. So cute. I can well remember loving Holly Hobby.

  4. What a great gift. So personalized. I am sure it will be treasured! My husband wants to move to Alaska. (we're in Idaho right now)