The stockings at my house are made from leftover scraps from home decor projects (got to love that nice, heavy weight fabric) and therefore match my fun and funky style perfectly. Plus, I absolutely adore the elfin curl at the toe.
So don't be afraid to try something unusual with the fabric choice. These instructions from Craftzine suggest using old shirts. This brings to mind some interesting thoughts – could a stocking be made from a favorite clothing item or blanket? Or a quilted combination?
Fellow crafters – share your own links to stocking ideas in the comments!