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Create your own festive stocking

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: December 13, 2012

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MAKE your home look even more beautiful this Christmas – and still have plenty of spare change for other special extras – by making your very own festive stockings.

Visit Dunelm Mill's huge haberdashery selection at Avocet Road, Sowton, Exeter and follow the simple "how to" guide below to create your very own festive stocking and add a personal touch to your Christmas interiors. They also make a great indoor activity for guests – young or old.

You will need:

Craft Factory Acrylic Glitter Felt; a needle; embroidery thread; fabric glue; embellishments in the form of buttons, beads, bells which are all available at Dunelm Mill.

1 Cut your red and white felt into two stockings with pinking shears (about 40 centimetres in length from top to heel).

2 Cut out a square piece of felt the same length of the top of your stocking in a contrasting colour then lay it on top of one of the stockings and attach by using a simple running stitch, one centimetre in from the edge, in red or white thread.

3 Decorate the tops of the stocking by sewing or gluing on a selection of different embellishments to make it personal.

4 Join your stocking by stitching both pieces together, finishing off by sewing on some ribbon for hanging.

Have a look in store or online at www.dunelm-mill.co.uk for decorating inspiration.

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