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You loved the upcycled Vintage Wool Stockings we posted last week, but balked at the spendy price tag. If you're in a DIY groove, we found this easy-to-follow set of patterns for making not one but FIVE different stocking styles using old sweaters.
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These patterns were created by Dana Willard (of the craft blog MADE) and are intended to be easy enough for even beginner sewers to use. Dana touts this as a great project for the whole family: "Drive to your local thrift shop (or your husband's closet), let each child pick out a thrifted sweater, and transform them into one-of-a-kind adorable Christmas stockings."

The step-by-step instructions come with color photos and a printable stocking pattern. Each set of five patterns sells for $6 at Dana's Etsy shop, and will be sent to you as a PDF file after payment is received.