I looked in the fabric closet for hints and found the material in the first photo. Red velveteen and a piece of Christmas print that I bought especially for minis a couple of years ago.
Most people, even beginners, have made Christmas stockings to hang on the mini mantle. I just thought that I would throw these in for the one or two that haven't.
If you can locate some of the material, it is a real time saver. You simply cut out the sock, back it with another fabric and put on some trim.
If you don't, it is simple enough to draw a sock shape or even put "Christmas Stockings" in the images command of your favorite search engine and trace one. If you cut it out with the back of the sock on the fold of the material, all you have to do is run a line of glue around the front, toe and bottom of the sock and squeeze it together. Let it dry and then decorate. I didn't have any fake fur so I simply used white braid, lace or low loft, bonded fiber fill on mine. White felt would work also. If you leave the top open, you can put toys and candy in the top. Oh! and don't forget to put a loop of thread at the top of the back to hang on the fireplace mantle.
I finished the 7 that you see in less than a half hour. Just as I finished, Tessie came waltzing in. She settled on a pincushion with her cookies, candy cane and hot cocoa. The first thing I knew, she had drawn up all of the stockings around herself.
"What are these for?" she asked.
"People hang them up on the fireplace and Santa puts small gifts in them."
She thought a minute and then said, "So the person hanging the sock gets the presents?"
"Yes. That's the way it is usually done." I answered.
"OK. I'll take these. How many more can you make before Christmas? If you make all of the socks on that piece of fabric, I can really make a haul!!!".....Then she started counting the socks on the fabric. She turned around and looked at me....." There are 137 stockings on the fabric...... And make a few bigger ones while you are at it. Can you make one that Spiderwort Manor would fit in?"
I ignored the question and pretended not to hear.
She grabbed the six socks in the photo, put them under her arm and left. I have heard a lot of hammering coming from various room boxes and houses that have fireplaces. She is hanging them wherever she can find a bare spot on a mantle. Did I mention that she has added a tag to each one that says "PRESENTS FOR TESSIE GO IN HERE!"
Santa is going to be very busy collecting coal to put in Tessie's socks this year.....
See you tomorrow.