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« on: November 19, 2009 04:53:30 AM »

Hello,

Hoping someone can help me out there. I'm in the process of making a Christmas stocking for my baby due in 2 weeks and I've just hit a stumbling block. I've used felt as it's a nice easy material and it has been a while since I used my sewing skills (or lack of!).

Will a blanket stitch be strong enough to hold the stocking when it's full (in a few years time!) or should I machine stitch the edge instead? I had wanted to blanket stitch it, but am worried now that it may not hold.

Thank you!

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009 05:37:24 AM »

depending on what you *fill* it with, it should hold, but you could always machine stitch it then add the decorative stitching by hand

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009 07:41:21 AM »

A blanket stitch should hold up fine not to mention that it will look super cute. Please post a picture when you are done.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009 09:56:00 AM »

Thanks all!  My machine skills are still not that great and I'd worry that I'd ruin the stocking if I machine sewed it. My straight lines are not the best, but I know I can do a mean blanket stitch by hand!  Wink

I just want it to last as my mum made my stocking for my first Christmas too and I still use it now. It's not huge, but would like it to hold sweets/chocs and usual stocking filler type things, so nothing majorly heavy.

I'll be sure to post some pics.

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