DIY: Pottery Barn’s Faux Fur Stocking
I don’t know about you, but I totally wait until December to decorate for Christmas.
I may throw up a tree a little before Thanksgiving,
but I love Thanksgiving so much that I hold off onthe Christmas decor,
but it’s finally time and GUESS WHAT?!
I found the PERFECT Christmas stocking at Pottery Barn and I have been dying to recreate and DIY this holiday must have!
There are so many things I LOVE about Pottery Barn, but their prices are not one of them.
ya know, large family problems…
But as soon as I saw these faux fur, leopard stockings, I KNEW, I needed to make these babies!
Like, what’s not to love, right!?
You know what’s EVEN better?
I can show you how to make 5 for the price of 1.
So let’s get started…
DIY: Pottery Barn’s Faux Fur Stocking
First you will need to buy:
- 1 yard of faux fur fabric of your choice (I hit up my local Joann Fabric Store),
- 1/2 yard of contrasting fabric for the band on the stocking
(I used a knit, but fabric like velvet, fleece, linen, etc, should work great, too!)
- Matching thread,
- Print out the Stocking Pattern; click on picture, save to desk top, and print:
(cut it out, line up matching letters, and tape together)
- Lay pattern out on fabric and cut.
I folded the fabric in half, the opposite way I had bought at the store,
so I would have a long, narrow length of fabric (heavy coasters make awesome fabric weights).
- Fold right sides together and pin, and sew along the stocking, leaving 1/2 inch seam allowance.
- Cut about a 7 inch strip of fur so you can make a loop to hang your stockings with.
- You will want to attach the loop on the back of the stocking.
- Loop together and pin in place
like this, below:
- Make the contrasting band…
Sewing the band, see picture below: all steps in italics,steps 1-7
1. lay out your fabric,
2. fold fabric up approximately 5 1/2 inches,
3. fold again the opposite way,
4. measure and cut out a 8.75″ x 5.25″ inch rectangle piece of piece and
use that as a pattern.
5. cut out your fabric, all sides are cut except the bottom fold,
6. when you unfold the fabric, it should look like picture #6,
sew the long sides together with right sides facing each other,
7. once sewn, fold the inside fabric to the outside, so the wrong side
and raw edges face each other as shown picture #7,
- Once you have the contrasting band made, pin it inside the stocking like this below and sew together…
- Then turn the band out and it should look like the following picture, notice the raw edges of the band are now hidden.
AND that’s it!
I actually made 6 of these with 1 yard of fabric but I really squeezed the pattern pieces into place, I even narrowed my last stocking by 1/2″ so it would work,
but FIVE should fit pretty awesomely.
I love leopard and this faux fur at Joann Fabric’s was the closest replica to the Pottery Barn Faux Fur Stocking. Joann’s sells their faux fur around $30 something a yard but if you catch it on sale or have one of their 40% off coupons (50% if you are lucky) then you can make this DIY Faux Fur Stocking for PENNIES!!
Now to decide how I will put names on… send it to a place to have it professionally embroidered, embroider myself, paint, glue rhinestones… I don’t know.
Send me some ideas!!
Until then, thanks for visiting and have a glamorous day!
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These are absolutely adorable! I’m going to have to attempt to make one of these for myself 🙂
Thank you so much, let me know how they turnout!! xo
Wish I could do this. These are super cute I love them. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much, Joyce. Grab a friend or relative that knows how to sew a little, you can totally do this! 😉
Thanks for the love!!
These turned out great! I made my own stockings this year but I didn’t follow a pattern, I just winged it and one came out a tiny bit bigger than the other. Oh well – otherwise they look good!
haha! That’s awesome! I love it and I bet the different sizes look more authentic. Thanks for the comment, Amanda! 🙂
These are adorable! I jut absolutely love them. Great job!
Wow, this is so innovative and pretty! Well done.
Oh. My. Goodness. This is so cute! I want to make a mini one for my baby this season:)
these are SO cute! I love the fabric so much! You are being featured today on Nap-Time Creations! Hop on over and check it out! Emily
These are sooo cute! I have been struggling to decide what our stockings should look like, the only thing I know for sure is they have to be FUZZY! Love the inspiration, yours look fabulous!
Girl, when I saw these I knew they were yours! I LOVE THEM! Gorgeous!
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I seen them from Pottery Barn also and am in the process of making them, only I’m using a cordons ting. color of fur for the top cuff. Adorable!!! But I’m looking for ideas on how to add a name to them, since they are all fur..
Sorry, I meant I’m using a coordinating color of faux fur for cuff also. 🙂
Great question, applique? Patches? I remember seeing decorative letter ornaments attached to the stocking in a pottery barn catalog once..? A for Adam, J for Jane. Hope that helps! 🙂
Hello!! These are absolutely gorgeous. I just ordered 2 different brown colored faux fur fabrics to make them for me and my fiance this christmas! This tutorial is going to help me SO much haha. I do have one question..what is the final dimensions of these stockings? Are they small? I want to have a little bit of a larger stocking than the traditional ones you find in store.
Thank you so much for posting this!
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