My mom is coming to visit for Christmas so we thought it would be nice to have a stocking for her to use. I love how this painted burlap stocking turned out and am kind of thinking that I need to make a few more! It came together perfectly and was a fun and simple project!
I’m late jumping on the burlap bandwagon. Pinterest has been flooded with burlap projects for a couple of years and I just didn’t get it, but now that I’ve worked with it, I kind of like it! It’s fun and easy and so versatile. I used ivory burlap instead of the darker variety for this project.
The secret to my clean, crisp, paint lines is this tape. It’s the new FrogTape Textured Surface! I love it. It works on many textured surfaces that would otherwise have issues with paint bleeding under the tape.
Would you like to make a painted burlap stocking? Let’s get started!
First you’ll need a stocking shape. I always use an old stocking as a pattern when I’m drafting up a new one. You’ll need 2 out of the burlap fabric, and 2 out of a lining fabric (I used muslin).
You can paint both sides (front and back) of your stocking or opt to just paint the front like I did.
- Place your FrogTape® on your stocking in whatever pattern you’d like. Press firmly.
- Go over the edges with a damp cloth. This activates the adhesive underneath.
- Then seal the edges with the liquid paint block edge sealer.
- Let dry for 15 minutes.
Paint your stocking. Spray paint is the easiest way. I chose a gold color. Let dry completely.
Remove tape. Look at those lines! Perfect.
Now that your stocking front is painted, you are ready to assemble it.
Sew around the edges of your lining, leaving top open.
Repeat for the outer fabric (burlap). Turn burlap stocking right side out. Leave lining inside out.
- Stuff your lining into your stocking (right side showing, wrong side facing wrong side of stocking), matching side seams. Machine baste top edges 1/4″ so that they stay put while adding your cuff.
- To make your cuff, cut a piece of muslin fabric that 2x as wide as your stocking (plus 1/2″ for seam allowance), and 2x as tall as you want the finished cuff to be. Fold your fabric half. It will look like a long rectangle. Fold it again width-wise and stitch the side (1/4″ seam). You should now have a tube for your cuff. Folded side on the bottom. Raw edge on the top.
For reference: My stocking is 10″ wide and I wanted a 6″ cuff. So I cut a piece of muslin 20.5″ wide x 12″ tall. Then I folded it so that it was 20.5″ wide x 6″ tall. And folded it one more time so that it was 10.25″ wide and 6″ tall, then sewed the side seam.
- Add trimming if desired on the back side of the folded bottom edge. I found this darling stretch white lace trim at Wholeport. It is so easy to work with and adds such a delicate look.
- Stuff the cuff inside your stocking and pin to the raw edge to the top edge of your stocking (matching the side seam to one of the stocking’s side seams). The right side of the cuff should be facing the lining of your stocking.
- Stitch cuff to stocking. Pull your cuff out (first photo above). As you can see, the wrong side is showing.
- Fold your cuff down. You’re almost done!
- To make a hanging loop, cut a piece of fabric 6″ x 3″. Fold in half so that it is 6″ x 1.5″. Stitch side seam. Turn tube right side out and fold in half once more so that you have a 3″ x 1.5″ piece of loop. Zig zag bottom raw edges.
- Stitch hanging loop inside your stocking along the back seam.
I’m thinking that we may need to change up our stockings next year. These would be fun in a variety of striped holiday colors!
With the added features of the textured FrogTape® the variety of painting projects has increased dramatically! Do you have highly textured walls in your home (heavy or light knockdown or orange peel textured?). If you’ve been afraid to paint stripes or get a clean crisp line this tape is the perfect solution.
And just think of the craft projects! You can paint on pretty much anything now! Be sure to tag any projects you’ve made on a textured surface with the hash tag #TexturedSurface to keep the ideas rolling!