December 15, 2016

New Furry Stockings - Cutting Fur Is An Art!

I just can't stay away... I just had to share our "new" furry stockings! Hung by the fire....
Before and After New Furry Stockings


OMG! I just L.O.V.E!!! them. 😍😍😍

I kind of showed hubby my idea with the fur and such and he was like.... meh...  I'm like really??? I think this will be sooooo cute!!!

So, I sent a snap to my daughter... let's see her response.

She's all... Mom, that's so cute! (That's my girl!)

I told her what dad's response was, and she says... Guys don't like fur.

Well, she must be right. Hubby's warming up to them now that they are finished. 😊

I made these stockings years ago.  They were very simple made them out of fleece.  I would call them kind of whimsical.

Before stockings - whimsical

You can see I had already started taking off the embellishments on the last one. It was just beaded wire, that I formed and hand sewed on.

I took off the bows and was ready to start new. 

One of the reasons that prompted me to re do them was that my daughter got engaged and her fiancΓ© is coming for Christmas. I am sooo happy for these too! πŸ’—

Engagement

I wanted to make him feel apart of our family traditions. So, not only did I re do them, but I also made another new fleece stocking, for him.

There are plenty of tutorials out in Pinterest world to show you how to make one, so I'm not going to try and reinvent the wheel...so to speak.

I just love how they look!!!

Stockings hung by the fire

What I do want to talk about is my challenge in cutting fur! I had no idea!! When I purchased the fur for these stockings, the lady at Jo Ann's mentioned that you have to get the scissors right next to the material part of the fur to cut it correctly. 

Hmmm. okay.  

See for yourself. I didn't cut this, this was cut by the same lady, that apparently got kinda got lazy at the end of cutting my fur!

Wrong way to cut fur

It's quite obvious now! So, here we go....

Prepped to cut fur

I only bought a 1/4 of a yard.  That stuff is EXPENSIVE! Regular price it's at $39.99 per yard. Thank goodness it was 40% off and I only needed a little. 😊 So, I only spent like $5 bucks for all of the fur cuffs. Yay!

I measured and marked it. Ready to cut. Slow and steady. 

This is cut correctly.

Right way to cut fur

All of the furry part is still stuck together.  The only part that I cut was the fabric that holds it together. 

You have to wiggle your scissors back and forth to sneak those tips down to the fabric. Then snip, snip, snip...

Then to sew the side seams of the cuffs, you need to "pull" all the fur away from the edge so it will look continuous.

The poorly cut fur was kind of hard to hide. Here's a seam showing that. If it wasn't for that poorly cut area, you wouldn't even see my seam!

Seam with poorly cut fur

It's not too noticeable. And for my purposes it will be fine.

I hand sewed the fur onto the stocking cuff. Just a simple whip stitch.

New Furry Stockings

Then I made some pom poms. Check out my Crochet Pinterest Board, there is a cool tool there, that makes them so easy to make. Pom poms come out pretty, perfect and fast!

The last part, was the wood slice.  I purchased a package of them at Hobby Lobby. I just chalk transferred an initial onto it and hand painted it in. Super easy! I've used that technique on several projects.

Wood Slice Initial

Aren't they just too cute!!?? Now everyone has a stocking. 😊


Stockings hung by the fire

I can't wait for Christmas!

Blessings!!
Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!

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