Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Hobbycraft Stocking Kit

It is November and I am all excited for Christmas, I have seen the Coca Cola advert so yes it is officially Christmas! With the Christmas day on the countdown it is time to get crafty. I love crafts, especially Christmas crafts so I really did enjoy making these gorgeous Stockings from the Hobbycraft Stocking kit. Hobbycraft has many wonderful Christmas products to buy and I have certainly been buying many of them. In the pack you get all the materials you will need to make the 2 stockings, all you need is the tools, in this case that would be a pair of scissors and a sewing needle. In the instructions it does list fabric glue as needed to stick on the hearts but as you will have the needle and thread to hand you could just put a few stitches in to hold the heart in place. 
If you are worried about not being that great at sewing then do not worry, the only skill that is needed it the ability to do a back stitch and a running stitch, if you don't have those skills then fear not, after reading the instructions you will. 
I admit I tend to use my sewing machine for projects like these but I decided to do these by hand to show that it can easily be done. All the materials are cut to size ready for you to sew them together so it really could not be simpler and you will end up with 2 gorgeous stockings that will look wonderful hanging on your fire surround ir even your Christmas tree this Christmas.
The design of the heart is all yours to decide, it shows you the snowflake design and it is really easy to copy or you could be as creative at you like. Raid your sewing box and add a cute button or if you are really good with a needle and thread you could personalise your stockings with a name or initial. You get 2 hearts 1 white and one red and also get the same colour threads to use on the opposite hearts to make your design really stand out.
The stockings are approximately 21cm in length once sewn so are big enough to fit in chocolate buttons, an orange and a small gift. For just £3 they really are a bargain and something you could make and bring out year after year. 

We received the kit for the purpose of the review, all opinions are my own.

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