Semi-Custom Stockings

December 11, 2017 by Ariana | 0 Comments

This year, I wanted to make a second set of stockings to alternate with our monogrammed red and green velvet ones.  Despite searching all the usual suspects, including etsy and other customized options, I still couldn’t find what I was looking for.  I briefly considered sewing my own, until I found these quilted, velvet stockings from WS Home — the perfect clean slate.

While elegantly understated on their own, they needed just a little something extra.  So I headed over to The Ribboniere on Sacramento Street in SF (yes, a whole store dedicated to ribbon!), which is filled with beautiful options.  I selected two complementary ribbons (shown above) with metallic embroidery to dress up the ivory stockings.  This semi-customization was simple, but I also wanted to do it right.  It is worth taking the time to pin the ribbons so they lay right and to use an invisible stitch so as not to distract from the vintage ribbon:  (I sewed these at night so the lighting was not optimal.)

The addition of the ribbon really make the stockings, IMO.  The kids requested additional personalization so I’m ordering these letter charms to subtly designate the recipients.  In the meantime …


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