At last... our stockings are up just a few days before Christmas. It was a bit touch-and-go, but with my mom's help, we got our family's stockings made just in time for Santa.
+ Step-by-step DIY (with photos!) on lining a stocking with a cuff (ours are clearly without, but this is very helpful when you can't figure out how to get it lined with hidden seams all the way around. Thank goodness for blogs.)
+ Nice, helpful and professional embroidery people. They do exist.
+ For the font-obsessed who have to have their names embroidered just so, find your favorite script here and then get it digitized here. Before you do, ask your embroidery shop what file format they use. Note: most shops provide digitizing services, but it's pricey. Advance Digitizing can do it for a fraction of the cost, and will deliver your files, via e-mail, in 24 hours or less.
Joann's. We lined the khaki cotton twill stockings with a red-and-white polka dot print and played with buttons and tulle.