Hi there Over the Big Moon readers! Today I’m sharing DIY Christmas Stockings that I’ve been wanting to do for years! After we went through the KonMari method of decluttering and organizing our clothes (which you can read about HERE and HERE), I had plenty of material to work with to make this a low-cost project.
My first instinct was to hit the thrift stores which would be a great option if you don’t have a “get rid of” bag of clothes lying around. To personalize stockings you will want to gather some fun supplies for trimming. I found 2 large squares of fur for about $7 that are doing double duty for stocking cuffs plus Christmas pillow covers (you can find them HERE). The “dollar tree” (we have the 100 Yen store in Japan) offered plenty of embellishments. Let’s get started!
Here are the linen pants that I snatched for stocking fabric before my husband threw them out
. And here is the fun fur and trimmings!
Here’s the how to put them together:
Use an old stocking for a template or use this free pattern HERE. Cut out two shapes for each stocking.
The next step is to cut out your fur cuff. I recommend sewing a quick to zig-zag seam around the edges to prevent too much shedding.
Now that you have your pieces, here’s how to sew them together.
Step one: Sew each cuff to the top of the stocking shape. Because we are going to fold over the cuffs, the wrong side of the fur should be pinned to the right side of the fabric.
Step two: Once you sew your cuff, unfold it so the sewn pieces are laying flat. Sew the second cuff (the stocking toe will be facing the other direction). Lay those pieces flat.
Step three: Pin your two stockings sides with a hanging strap between the two cuffs. The fur should be showing and the fabric will be the wrong side up. Sew a seam all of the way around the sides.
Tip: For a clean look, turn your stocking right side out and add an extra seam to the wrong side of fur.
Fold over the fur cuff.
Adding trim to your stockings is the fun part! Embellish each stocking with bells, berries, feathers, bows, and whatever else you heart desires.
Hang up and enjoy!
This is the third Christmas project I have done this year and I love how they turned out. Hopefully our kitty will leave them alone!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week!