I had a few old "cutter Quilts " laying around for a while. They were wonderfully tattered and aged.
I decided to make tattered stockings from them. I had made a few a few years back and offered them in my booth and they did pretty good. So...why not..
I did drag out the feather weight (you can read about her here) for the first half of this job.
This machine makes the neatest consistent stitches and will practically sew through almost anything.
After cutting my desired stocking shape, and a rustic one at that, I put the front and back to together and clipped off the heavy seams and the curves.
On some of the stockings I used the finished edge of the quilt as the top so I did not have to hem them just add the hang loop.
On the stockings that were cut from the tattered edge and from the center of the quilt I wanted to put a hem on them. This is where Old classic meets new inovation.
I resorted to the Kenmore 150 stitch electronic machine. What I love about this machine if of course the drop arm and auto tension. I will admit that it took me a while to "feel" when the tension was adjusted correct on the Singer.
I used the drop arm to stitch the top hem and add the loops. Being able to slide the cuff on to the bed of the machine took a lot of effort and time out of the project.
My favorite ones are the stockings that I folded over the tattered edge making a instant tatty fringe.
The pink floral design also turned out wonderfully shabby!
I hope that you find time to create it is therapeutic!
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Savy Southern Style Wow us Wed. #145