How to Make a Christmas Dog Stocking
Project Level: Easy
About Fabric Love
Established in 2015, we are a small, independent fabric shop in Colchester, Essex, UK dedicated to providing our customers with great quality, affordable fabrics along with fabulous customer service and super fast delivery!
With a combined wealth of over 50 years sewing experience between us, we have a real passion for what we do and enjoy sharing our love of sewing and crafting with our lovely customers!
Pets are family too and as such we include them all in our family celebrations. We all have a Christmas stocking and we can't leave Fabric Love's Toby out!
This very easy dog stocking is 27cms high & 14cms wide. I used heat & bond to give it some structure and lined it (it looks better).
So what are you getting your dog for Christmas?
You Will Need
- Sewing machine
- A Fat Quarter of Seasonal Festive Fabric
- A Fat Quarter of fabric for the lining
- Heat & bond/interfacing (optional)
- Pins, sharp scissors and corresponding coloured thread.
- Iron and an ironing board
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Download the PDF pattern. Print the pattern ensuring you do not check the box on the print dialogue that says "Scale to Fit" or "Fit to Page" and check that the test box has printed at the correct size of 5cm.
Cut out the pattern on all layers of the fabric.
Following the instructions, iron the Heat and Bond onto the wrong side of the
Sew the outside pieces of the stocking together, right side to right side. Clip around the curved edges.
Turn it the right way round and press.
Sew the inside pieces of the stocking together, right side to right side leaving a 10cm gap at the side. This will enable you to turn your finished work the right way round.
Clip around the curved edges.
Do not turn your lining the right way round!
Make the Strap
Pin the hanging strap onto the outside of the stocking. Stitch across the top, this will secure the strap.
Leave the lining the wrong side up and carefully insert the outside of the stocking inside it (right side to right side). Pin in place so the edges line up.
Stitch 5mm away from the top edge.
Pull the outside of the stocking through the gap in the lining. Hem the lining.
Push the lining into the main body of the stocking ensuring that the the seams align. I used the wrong end of a crochet hook to do this but you can use a bodkin, the wrong end of a pencil, but nothing sharp!
Using your thumb and forefinger, roll the lining down into the body of the stocking.
Do this all the way around the opening. Pin the lining and top stitch close to the edge.
Press. This gives your work a sharp professional finish.
Present to gorgeous aforementioned Toby dog (here's one I made earlier!)
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