I decided to make stockings this year for the first time since both the girls have been born. I really like the classic red and white stocking so I decided that's what I would make. Although I don't use it now, I still have the stocking that I used every Christmas I can remember as a kid. I hope these stockings will be that for my kids. The red is a plush that is similar to velvet and the white is poly shantug which has a beautiful silk like texture to it. I hand embroidered the names with a red satin embroidery floss. I'm beyond happy with how they turned out!