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How to Sew Your Own Pet Christmas Stockings

Sew your own pet Christmas stocking
Photo: Rachel Jacks

If you're anything like me, your pets are an important part of your family. So like the rest of the family, don't they deserve their own Christmas stockings? If you know how to sew, you can easily make your pets their own personalized holiday stockings. Just don't forget to stuff them full of their favorite treats and toys on Christmas. 
 

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For an extra touch, match the fabrics you use for these pet Christmas stockings to your pets, and embroider their names on the cuffs. Or use iron-on letters.  

Materials

 

  • Faux fur fabric
  • Felt
  • Fabric scissors
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Regular scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Pen
Materials needed for this project
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Pet paw template

Step

Cut out the pieces
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Cut the paw template out, and place it on the main fabric, folded in half so it's doubled. Pin in place, and cut out the paw shape with fabric scissors.

 

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Cut the paw pad shapes out from the main paper template, place them on the felt, and trace around them. Cut out from the felt. Also measure and cut out two rectangles from the felt, 9 1/2 by 3 inches, and 4 1/2 by 1/2 inch. 

Sewing a pet Christmas stocking
Photo: Rachel Jacks

 

Step

Sewing a pet Christmas stocking
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Pin the felt paw pads in place on the outside of one of the faux fur paws, and sew down with matching thread.

Sewing a pet Christmas stocking
Photo: Rachel Jacks

 

Step

Sewing a pet Christmas stocking
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Pin the two fabric paws together, right sides in. Sew together with a 1/8-inch seam allowance, leaving the top open. 

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Sewing a pet Christmas stocking
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Sew the short ends of the larger felt rectangle together with a 1/8-inch seam allowance, creating a tube. With the stocking inside-out, place it around the top of the stocking with the seam down. Sew around the top perimenter.

Sewing a pet Christmas stocking
Photo: Rachel Jacks

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Sewing a pet Christmas stocking
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Turn the stocking right-side-out, and fold the top cuff down. Hand-sew the other felt rectangle to the top edge, to create a loop for hanging.

Pet Christmas stocking
Photo: Rachel Jacks

 

Pet Christmas stocking
Photo: Rachel Jacks

 

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A pet stocking would also make a great gift for that person who adores their furry companion. 

 

 

Need ideas for what to put in stockings? Check out our ultimate stocking-stuffer round-up.

Curbly Gift Guide: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Round-Up

 

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