I saw some really cute Faux Fur Stockings in the Pottery Barn catalog the other day and decided I needed to make one for myself. I went on the hunt for some faux fur and picked some up on Black Friday at a fabric store in my hometown. I scored it on sale (24/yard to 13/yard!) and also added some soft-canvas type material for a liner and the fold over part.
I am not a great seamstress. I have to pull out my sewing machine manual each time I need to add new thread because I don’t have it memorized. 😉 So if that tells you anything about my sewing machine skills, then I’m sure you can make a stocking too. 😉
Here’s what you’ll need:
Faux fur fabric (I bought an entire yard, although I only needed half a yard for the size of my stocking…to make one)
Liner/fold over fabric
Here’s what I did:
I went to Pinterest to hunt for a stocking pattern. I pulled one up on my phone and free-handed a stocking on the back of my faux fur piece.
I cut out the stocking, and then flipped it over (so the furry side is up) and traced around the one I just cut.
I cut the 2nd stocking out.
I then took my backing fabric and traced my stocking pieces on it. I left about a 6 inch tail at the top so I could fold it over the front of the stocking. I made sure that I folded it in a way that allowed there to be a fold at the bottom instead of showing the rough cut edge.
Now, I was going to line both sides of my stocking before I pieced them together, but then I realized the thickness wouldn’t allow me to line the second side. (I couldn’t fit it under the foot of my sewing machine…it is a vintage sewing machine and no where in the manual did it say I could raise it any (in the width). So I just made do by lining only one side.
I cut the liner stockings out and then cut them down about 1/4″.
I then pinned the liner to the stocking (inside part) and sewed it up.
When I got to the top, I folded the liner over and then sewed it on the front side. Keep to the furthest edge, because you don’t want that seam to be seen. It should be hidden once you turn the stocking inside out.
Repeat for the other side.
Then place the stocking pieces together, furry sides facing each other. Pin together if you can (I couldn’t so I just winged it).
Sew together and then pull inside out so the furry part is now facing out.
Add your sparkly ribbon to the top and have monogrammed or hand-embroider.
Happy Stocking making!!
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