DIY GRAIN SACK STOCKING
I’ve had a love for antique grain sacks for years, and for Christmas this year, I wanted to make some grain sack Christmas stockings. This is such an easy (almost) no sew project, that it takes no time at all to complete!
For this project, you could use grain sack, burlap, linen, velvet, or your favorite fabric for the stockings.
I have several grain sacks that I’ve saved for years and decided to use an old German grain sack because of the wonderful graphics on it.
The supplies you will need:
- grain sack or your favorite fabric
- an old stocking for a pattern
- fabric glue
- jute twine or ribbon
An old stocking makes the perfect pattern. I simply laid the old stocking down and, using a piece of chalk, traced around the stocking, leaving a 1/2 inch allowance all the way around the sides and bottom.
At the top I left an allowance of 2 1/2 inches, because I wanted to add a turned down cuff at the top. You will need to cut a front and back for the stocking.
After the pieces are cut, turn the front and back pieces facing each other (inside out). Run a line of fabric glue about 1/2 inch from the outside edge on the sides and bottom.
Only glue the sides and bottom, leaving the top open. Press the two pieces together. It doesn’t take long for the glue to set.
Tip: If you don’t have fabric glue, use a glue gun! It works just as well and will hold the fabric perfectly!
Once the glue has set, turn the stocking right side out, pushing out along all the seams, then iron. At the top I turned over a 1/2” seam and glued it down.
Then I folded down my cuff and glued it down.
I used jute twine for the loop, using a needle and thread to sew it on.
If you don’t want to sew the jute twine on, you could always just pin it from the inside with a small gold safety pin.
This project was so quick and simple to do, and I had them finished in less than an hour.
The stockings could also be made using drop cloths and stencils, creating a faux grain sack.
I love how they turned out and will probably be making a few more so that everyone in the family has one.
They look wonderful on the french loveseat in the bedroom with just a few sprigs of greenery and a small package tucked inside. Perfect for a French Country Christmas!
Today is also French Country Friday! Be sure and visit my French loving friends to see what is inspiring them this week!