Christmas in July Guest Kassi with Truly Lovely

Today my one of my closest blog friends Kassi is here sharing her tutorial for an ADORABLE Cowboy Boot Christmas Stocking!!  Have to give a shout out of love to the lovely Kayli, Kassi’s sis and other half of Truly Lovely, too!

Hi there lovely AliLilly readers!!!
My name is Kassi, here from Truly Lovely, an ‘all things lovely’ blog written by me and my sister, Kayli!

Kayli’s on the left, that’s me on the right. And that pic pretty much sums us up… Baking, then enjoying a delicious cupcake, all with paint on our hands from our current room makeover… 😉

I’m super excited to be here to share my Christmas in July post with you dolls!!!!
So, here we go….

I made our own Cowboy Boot Christmas Stockings this year!

Sure, they’re a little more pointy toed then I planned… haha. But I love them anyway. 🙂
I drew a cowboy boot on a big piece of cardboard for my pattern.
Sort of modeling it after my own favorite pair of black and zebra print cowboy boots.
Next I cut it out, traced it onto a pair of the hub’s jeans and a pair of my own jeans.
Don’t worry… they were in rough shape to begin with…. Didn’t use our best pair or anything. 😉
Then traced the boot onto some green and red Christmas fabric for the lining (and some quilt batting) and cut those out.
making a Christmas stocking
Then I followed the basic instructions from this tutorial for sewing the layers together and knowing which layer went where as far as the stuffing, the liner, etc.
I made my ‘hanger’ out of a strip of denim cut from the jeans as well. Taking care to make sure it was pointed down and inside per the instructions in that stocking tutorial I shared above…
And viola! I whipped them out in a couple nights of cutting and pinning fabric, then sewing on my trusty Singer. 🙂
What do you think???
A few things I learned…
If you want square toed boots without the pointy look make your toes on your boot pattern much thicker.
When you sew them together it thins them out a little bit.
Obviously. 🙂
Also, if you’re using denim jeans for your base material, the inside seam of the jean legs make a great side boot seam! Really makes them look more like cowboy boots. 🙂
Thanks so much to Ami for having me over today! Hope you’re enjoying a little Christmas in July!!!
AND hope to see you by Truly Lovely sometime soon! 😉
Happy Sewing!!!
Thanks Kassi for sharing this great tutorial with us.
Please stop by Truly Lovely and give Kassi and Kayli a cyber squeeze!!

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