I been having fun strolling through the Christmas items at the dollar store. This year they have a lot of fun placemats--just what I need to make inexpensive stockings to hold some projects I have in mind! I chose three different blue ones--strange since I normally don't do blue at all.
This blue 'linen' was printed with white outline stitches. One placemat made both front and back. I made a stencil of a stocking shape and used it to view the snowmen, and to place the cut-out stocking shape as a pattern. I cut around the pattern piece, adding a 3/8" seam allowance. I cut the back from the reverse, plain side.
I had fun stitching over the printed lines with some doubled white baby yarn I had on hand, and adding the arms and features with scraps of orange and brown.
The loop is from a scrap of the placemant and the cuff is from white polar fleece and ball fringe I had on hand. Festive! More stockings here and here.