Welcome back for the second week of Deck the Home DIY Christmas Challenge where I am sharing a No Sew Chenille Christmas Stockings. This week’s theme is to create a Christmas decor item in under two hours. This no sew Chenille stocking can be made in just a few minutes not counting drying time.
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The best thing about decorating for Christmas as a child was the handmade ornaments and decor we made. I can still remember the feeling I had when I pulled something I had made out of the box. The child in me still loves to make Christmas decorations and ornaments.
Bedspread or material
This year I wanted to make some new Christmas stockings and I love vintage Christmas decor. While thrifting, I came across a beautiful chenille bedspread in good condition. If you have one in your family that has spots on it, you could use it. It would be a great way to display a Grandmother or Mom’s old spread. Chenille refers to the type of yarn that was used to make the spread.
The great thing about this king size bedspread is that I can make many projects from it,
Instead of cutting a stocking pattern drawn on a piece of cardboard, I used a stocking.
Since this stocking was not flimsy, I cut around it without pinning it. You can pin it to be safe.
Let’s talk about Liquid Stitch Fabric Glue. Liquid Stitch is my favorite fabric glue and I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby. This stuff is magic and it sticks to most fabrics that I have used. I have found one or two fabrics that it did not adhere well to and it was a very heavy fabric. I made a couple of pillows with fabric glue for Southern Living and they wanted to film another video of me gluing the pillow together. We could not get the pillow apart after gluing. Even the cameramen tried and couldn’t get it apart. Thankfully, I had brought more fabric. We were all amazed at the strength of the glue.
The most important thing is to make a straight line with your glue. It should be like stitches from a sewing machine. As a result, if you have messy glue lines, it will not be smooth when you turn your stocking inside out. Use glue on the opposite side of your fabric.
Use clothespins, chip clips, or set something heavy on the Christmas stocking until it dries. Use the drying time recommended on the package. I always let mine dry longer when I will be turning the project inside out.
No sew chenille Christmas stocking will be hanging on our mantel for years.
Other Christmas projects you might like.
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Brilliant idea to cut the stockings like that and glue them. I don’t know how to sew and this is giving me ideas of how I can make some new stockings. They look perfect!
My favorite kind of fabric project is the NO sew variety;-) This is so pretty!
The prettiest Christmas stockings I have ever seen!! Beautiful!!!
Nicki Parrish says
These Christmas stockings are so cute Sherry! I have a bedspread like this that belonged to my husband’s grandmother!
This is such a clever way of making stockings! I am looking for some over here and they are so hard to find, now I’m thinking that making them isn’t all that tricky… Thanks for the inspiration 😉
Michelle James says
Oh my goodness-these stockings are just beautiful!