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!