I’m not sure if you agree or not, but this year has been the longest year ever, but also the shortest year ever, and just like that, Christmas is on our doorsteps! Christmas is my favourite time of year, and I love decorating my apartment and turning it into my own little Christmas wonderland.
Christmas stockings are a great decoration for the home, and are also super practical for storing gifts. Christmas stockings themselves can also make great gifts to loved ones. Each year I like to think about handmade gifts that I can buy for my team members at work, as well as my friends and family. Our Sneak Peek Stocking is perfect decor for your home, and a perfect Christmas gift to give.
The Sneak Peek Stocking pattern is suitable for beginners and as the name suggests, has a super cute sneak peek feature on the front of the stocking. The sneak peek feature makes it perfect for stuffing with all sorts of Christmas goodies like candy canes, chocolates, soaps, candles and of course, toys. Our PDF patterns are so easy to follow, and come with so many hints and tips for creation. If you haven’t used PDF patterns before, we have a number of great blog posts to help get you started. If you’ve never used PDF patterns before, we’ve provided all the benefits that PDF patterns have over traditional patterns in this post. If you’re familiar with PDF patterns but not super confident using them, we have developed a step-by-step guide just for you.
You aren’t limited to using Christmas themed fabric or even Christmas colours when sewing these stockings. If your little one loves Frozen (let’s be real, they all love Frozen) Spotlight Australia have a variety of your children’s favourite characters on wonderful fabric designs. A themed and personalised stocking could make your little ones Christmas that much more magical.
Here at Flosstyle we love creating and receiving handmade gifts. When you create something yourself, you know exactly what it’s made from. This means you can ensure it’s safe for your little one’s allergies and sensitive skin. Handmade gifts are unique and personal. Even if you make five different Sneak Peek Stockings, they will all look totally different and unique when using different fabrics. Handmade presents can be easily be personalised. Now I know this sounds a bit cringey, but handmade gifts are truly made with love. When you put your time, thoughts and energy into a gift for someone, the end product shows.
It isn’t all about the recipient: making the gift is a fun and creative activity for you too. Creativity has all sorts of benefits, but sewing in particular has been proven to improve your overall physical and mental well-being.
Handmade gifts are great for the people in your life that have it all. They’re also good for picky people, because you can ensure it’s customised to their liking and preferences. Another bonus, handmade gifts can help you use up your leftover fabric stash. Depending on the materials you use, handmade gifts can sometimes save you money but this isn’t always the case.
If you’re stuck for ideas for Christmas presents, or wanted to have your own perfectly customised stockings hanging up in your home, give our Sneak Peek Stocking a go for Christmas this year!
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