Recycle Old Pajamas into Christmas Stockings
How to turn old PJ’s into new stockings!
I couldn’t part with these old Winnie-the-Pooh pajama pants that I’d worn since childhood. After paying a couple times for seamstresses to sew them back together, only to find more holes appearing everywhere, I knew I couldn’t wear them as pants again. So I decided to use them as a pillowcase for one of my stained pillows, and also to make two new Christmas stockings out of the legs. Ok, so bear in mind these stockings are not feet-shaped because I hate sewing and this was quick and easy. They are square-ish, all the better for stuffing goodies into!
You’ll need old pajamas (or any used pants), scissors, super glue, a stapler, glitter puff paints, and a cord, yarn, twine or something to hang the stockings up once they’re finished. I used the thread hooks from the insides of the pants (I’m not sure what they were supposed to be used for, but now they’ll be used!)
Here’s how I did it:
- Cut off the bottoms of both legs on the pajamas, as big or small as you’d like your stockings to be.
- On the part which was cut, fold each side inwards by tucking the ragged edge under, so it looks smooth on the outside.
- Crease each edge, and apply super glue followed by about 10 staples across the bottom (or, sew them by hand or use a sewing machine if you have one)
- Decorate the stockings by outlining the faded designs with glitter puff paint.
- Sew some sort of loop to one end of each opening, and hang them above the fireplace for Santa!