Learn How to Sew a Personalized Faux Fur Christmas Stocking with this Step-By-Step Sewing Tutorial With a Free Pattern Download.
This is a sponsored post written on behalf of JOANN. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recently, I fell in love with some faux fur Christmas stockings. After daydreaming about how perfectly they would fit with my Christmas decor, I looked at the price tag, spoiler alert - they were $50 apiece! I had total sticker shock and was quickly brought back to reality!
I knew the only solution was to run to JOANN and grab the supplies to make my own set of Christmas Stockings.
This pattern can also be made out of quilting cotton for a completely different look!
Would you believe I made 5 different stockings and they cost on average only $13.23 each? I made sure to purchase my supplies while they were on sale and I used coupons from the JOANN app and email. I’m calling that a big handmade win!!!
With the help of my Cricut Wild Rose machine (exclusively available at JOANN), I was able to personalize each of my Christmas stockings making them extra special for each member of my family!
If you haven't already, take a minute to check out the Wild Rose Cricut Explore Air 2. It comes jam-packed with tons of goodies and it makes for a perfect Christmas gift! It's currently on sale for the holidays for only $229!
Let’s go ahead and get started on our Christmas Stockings!
Table of Contents
Christmas Stocking Supplies
- 1/2 Yard Faux Fur Main Fabric (14 inches to be exact)
- 1/4 Yard Faux Suede Contrast
- Sewing Machine & Thread
- Cricut Wild Rose
- Iron or EasyPress
- Pom Pom Ball
Watch the full video tutorial below!
Cut the Fabric
Begin by printing off the pattern and taping it together.
Lay the fabric out on a table in front of you with the right side facing downwards towards the table.
If you are cutting out fur, REFER TO THIS POST for helpful tips.
Place the stocking pattern on top of the fabric and pin it in place. Cut around the pattern piece. Flip the pattern piece over and repeat this process to create a mirror image.
To get rid of the fur mess, either throw the cut fabric in the dryer for a few minutes, use the hose attachment to vacuum along the cut edges or roll a lint roller back and forth along the edges of the fabric.
Prepare to Sew
Prepare and cut the top contrast piece as well. If you are using a thick fur, like the one shown in the photos, add an additional 2 inches to the length of the band to accommodate the fullness of the fur fabric.
Lay the stocking pieces on top of each other with right sides together. Pin around the outside of the stocking, taking care to brush the fur fibers inside of the seam allowance as you pin.
Fold the band in half so the short edges are aligned and pin it in place.
Sew the Stocking
Using a 3/8th’s inch seam allowance sew around the stocking leaving the top open. Sew the band along the pinned edge.
Fold the band in half on itself so that the wrong sides are facing each other, aligning the raw edges together.
Slide the band onto the inside out stocking aligning the raw edges and pinning them in place. If your band is larger than the stocking evenly distribute the fullness.
Slide the stocking under the presser foot and sew around the entire raw edge of the band.
Flip the stocking right side out and fold the band downwards.
Create a loop from the ribbon and pin it in place on the side of the stocking. Sew it in place with a needle and thread or with the sewing machine.
Prepare the Iron On
Open Cricut Design Space and prepare the personalization. It should measure around 5 inches wide. Don’t forget to mirror the image before cutting it out!
Once the Iron-On has been cut, weed the excess vinyl to reveal the name.
Place it face down on the stocking band taking care to center it. Using an EasyPress (refer to the heat guide) adhere the Iron-On to the band and peel the liner once it’s cooled completely.
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