We've made do without our own stockings for the five Christmases that we've been married. However, every single year I've told Javier that we would have stockings by the next year. And the next year would come... and go... and we still wouldn't have stockings. This year, though, I decided that we *must* have stockings. It was Isaac's first Christmas, after all! After scouring the web and the large number of stocking tutorials, I finally decided to use this lovely tutorial. I liked the shape, and the quilt-as-you-go seemed pretty fun. I modified it slightly in order to add Isaac's name at the top.
The fabric came from The Little Fabric Shop, which is a new favorite place to shop for fabric! I searched for a while to find an online store that would cut 1/4 yard of fabric and also have reasonable shipping. (No, I'm not affiliated with them at all - they have no idea who I am!!) I LOVE the fabrics - there's quite a mix: some Brrr by Robert Kaufman, a little bit of Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hooey, and Joy by Kate Spain.
This has been one of my favorite sewing projects ever! It was so fun to try the quilt-as-you-go method and I love how the stocking turned out! (Certainly helps that I love the little guy it's for!!)
Unfortunately I ran out of time and mine & Javier's stockings were not finished in time... BUT in order to make sure that they really are finished for next year, I'm working on them now. :) Nothing like Christmas sewing in January! Stay tuned - I'm making them all different!