Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Quality, British Made Christmas Stockings from Santa Sacks

If you are looking for a superior quality stocking or sack this Christmas then check out Santa Sacks for a range of handmade, personalised products.  Lovingly hand-sewn in Britain, using traditional crafting skills and created using carefully sourced fabrics and yarns, Santa Sacks have a classic, vintage theme. They come in a range of sizes and designs from classic cable knits to pretty vintage ginghams to paisley print applique to rustic hessian. They also sell a very popular Advent Calendar Santa Sack , which can be used year after year in the run up to Christmas and again on Christmas morning.

Personalisation comes via a handmade leather luggage tag or hand painted solid wooden heart. They really are beautifully designed and crafted.  The Santa Sacks are not disposable products for one year only, these are made to last and to be used for generations.

Santa Sacks is a family based company started by Caroline Quinn in 2011 after she became disillusioned with the poor quality, imported products on the market.  Her intention was to combine traditional crafting skills such as knitting, crochet, hand embroidery and applique with beautiful quality materials to create long lasting products to treasure.  Her products are shipped worldwide, bringing this British brand to countries such as Australia and the USA.

I was sent one of the Santa Sacks stockings, which is made from a striking Nordic design fabric and is part of their Alpine range.  The 100% cotton fabric is piped to each side and fully lined, with a turned over top.  It is finished with a big wooden button, a hanging loop and a removable handcrafted wooden heart personalised with Freddy's name. It really is quite beautiful. The wooden heart can also be used as a personalised tree decoration.

It is quite a grown-up stocking and would be perfect for an older child or even an adult who would appreciate the stunning design and craftmanship. There are some lovely kid friendly robin and rudolph designed sacks and stockings featuring hand embroidered detailing that might be better for little ones.  Everything has such a vintage feel and looks classy, while the attention to detail is simply stunning.  

Santa Sacks are perfect for anyone who wants something really special on Christmas Day and if you are planning to support independent, British, family run businesses this festive season.

Santa Sacks are sold through the website and also on Not On the High Street.

handmade Christmas stocking

*The Alpine Christmas Stocking is £35 and made to order from Santa Sacks.


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