Evidently, it took me a LOT longer to complete my Primitive Handmades Mercantile challenge than I anticipated. Even Lilly couldn’t stay awake during the final stages! However, after a few errors and false starts, I have, at last, finished Santa. He is listed on the PHM site in my store ~ FYI, Primitive Handmades Mercantile is having a $75 CASH GIVEAWAY, good for use in any PHM shop, next Friday, Black Friday! Click here to visit PHM and get all the details!
The stocking measures about 14″ long x 9.5″ wide.
After I aged Santa and chose the fabric for lining and backing, I stitched it all together. Otis helped…
I left the knickers pocket intact on the back (if you missed my earlier posts, I used an antique suit of clothes about the size a toddler would wear. It was made entirely of linen with bone and shell buttons ~ fabulous!).
For the lining, I used a vintage sweater of merino wool with silver flecks.
I finished the stocking with a hanger made from a strap taken from the interior waist of the knickers. I added two of the bone buttons, one on either side of the hanger.
With the stocking complete, the back has an accessible pocket, perhaps for slipping in a few crisp, new dollar bills…
The colors of the front are soft, muted and humble…
I have listed Santa in my PHM shop. You can click here to visit him, if you’d like.
Happy Friday and a joyful weekend to you all!