My Homemaker's group produced 170 Christmas Stockings this year. A local Girl Scout Troop heard about our effort and asked if they could be a part of it. I brought some "ready to be decorated" stockings to them and all of the supplies (fabric, heat n bond, scissors, iron) and they came up with some remarkable creations!!!
My beautiful GD has asked if she and her friends could start a group and make them all year (aren't kids wonderful!!!!!!)
My point in telling you this is - next year I will only buy felt for the stockings. I bought 6 1/2 yards of red felt this year and got 53 stockings out of the 6 1/2 yards, rather than buying a few yards of this and a few of that, and having waste. I took the fabric scraps from the stockings that the other ladies made and sewed them together in strips and used that for the cuffs on the red felt stockings. Now I can purchase the felt throughout the year for
$2.99 (sale price) instead of $6 or $7 for the Christmas fabric . Also, buying it in a larger quantity makes for much less waste. It is also easier for the ladies to cut than the regular fabric..
Works for me!!!