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Topic: Felt Christmas stocking from the 60's  (Read 1941 times)
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Gaylie
« on: September 19, 2007 02:59:35 PM »

When my brother and I were little, our aunt made us Christmas stockings from red felt with white tops.  I've had these stored for a few years.  My plan is to surprise him and his wife by cleaning and repairing his stocking and making her one to go with it. 

I can figure the pattern.  The problem is the felt aplaques.  All I can find are the very cartoony teacher's bulletin board patterns with big roundish lines.  That wouldn't match at all.  Ours are from the mid-sixties, not the mid-70's.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Or a 45 year old pattern...

Mine has a snowman with a dog.  Brother's has a train on it.   I'm thinking oranament, candycane or gingerbread man for her.
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Kpooh
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007 04:06:10 AM »

Found a few links that may help, not sure if what you are looking for is there, but ya might find something you like better if it isnt...

http://www.marysueheirlooms.com/prod03.htm

http://www.first-school.ws/theme/cp_christmas/patterns.htm

http://www.patternbee.com/FREEHOLIDAY.html

http://free-quilt-patterns.net/categories/Christmas.html
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2007 08:51:12 AM »

My mom has a christmas stocking from the 60's, so I know sort of what you're talking about.  If you would like, I could try to get a picture of it.
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Gaylie
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2007 02:13:08 PM »

sure!  Can't hurt, might help
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PearlZenith
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2007 01:04:18 AM »

I think I know what you're talking about.  My mom, being born in the 60's, has hers from her childhood, and made myself and my siblings ones in a similar style.  I can take photos, if you'd like.

From what I recall, there are felt pieces, beads, and sequins sewn onto the red felt backing.  On one of the stockings, the felt pieces were cut out with pinking shears.  A couple of them have candycanes, and one has a bear, and one has a train, as well as many other shapes.
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PearlZenith
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2007 11:28:57 PM »

http://static.flickr.com/2076/1848144813_dd2407070b_d.jpg

Hope that helps.
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