This stocking was made with a coffee sack that had originally been printed with green coffee vines and red coffee "berries" for organic Guatemalan beans. It was just begging to be repurposed for the holidays. I had so much fun making coffee sack stockings last year, that I made several and Parents.com discovered them. I was contacted this fall about featuring them in their 100 days of Holidays... if I would consider sharing a how-to. But, of course! Here they are on Parents.com with a nice selection of all kinds of stockings to get inspired by.
These burlap ones couldn't be simpler and make such a great gift for coffee lovers. Stuff one with some fair-trade beans and a handmade mug and you've got an unforgettable present. Source used coffee sacks at your local coffee roasting house. Here we go...
Coffee Sack Stockings
* recycled coffee sack
* lightweight cotton or linen for the lining
* jute twine
* neutral colored thread
* newspaper or kraft paper
* sewing machine
1. Trace an existing Christmas stocking onto paper. Add 1 inch around the entire shape and cut out to use as template.
2. Using template, cut out two stocking pieces of the lining and two pieces of the burlap.
3. Pin together stocking lining (right side to right side) and sew up all sides, leaving the top open.
4. Do the same with the burlap and turn right side out.
5. Insert lining into burlap and fold the tops in towards each other. Pin in place and add a loop of jute on the back at the seam. Top stitch all around the circumference of the opening. Done!