Use that bag of giveaway clothes for a holiday project this year! Create DIY Christmas Stockings with trim and fur cuffs for just a few dollars.
Whoop! I’m back in the game with another DIY for today!! I’ve wanted to make DIY Christmas stockings for years and finally tackled the project last Christmas. I had just enough time to set up our faux fireplace area in one of our tatami rooms (traditional Japanese room) today so that I could properly hang them.
DIY Christmas Stockings with Trim
made from recycled clothes
Materials for DIY stockings with trim:
Recycled or thrifted clothes
A fat quarter of fur fabric (You can use left over fur for Christmas pillow covers.)
Other embellishments to personalize each stocking (dollar store and dollar bins are a great place to look!)
Here are the linen pants that I snatched for stocking fabric before my husband threw them out.
Step one: Using an old stocking or this free pattern, cut out two shapes for each stocking.
Step two: Cut out 2 16” x 6 1/2” rectangles from fur fabric for the 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 three: Sew each cuff to the top of the stocking shape. The wrong side of the fur should be pinned to the right side of the fabric.
Step four: 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 five: 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 cleaner look, turn your stocking right side out and add an extra seam to the wrong side of fur.
Fold over the fur cuff.
Step six: Add trim to your stockings! Embellish each stocking with bells, berries, feathers, bows, and whatever else that tickles your fancy.
The cat seemed to enjoy the trim has much as we did last Christmas so this year I removed most of it and just displayed them as linen and fur stockings on our mantel.
I’m finally putting our champagne bucket to good use! The kitchen table is in this room for now so it will be a great spot for meals and gift wrapping.
Do you prefer DIY or store bought Christmas stockings? You could have the best of both worlds and embellish store bought ones. 😉