Paw Stockings! ...Pets want to celebrate Christmas too!!!comments (0) September 9th, 2010 in gallery
Does Mimi or Fido get catnip and toy mice for christmas?! Now they can! Hang their own personal stocking up on the fireplace for Santa to fill their "PAW" with treats and toys! It's very cute and super soft! You can choose whichever colors you want to match your furry little friends!
First gather your tools and fabric. I took cardboard to make my initial designs to trace on each of the fabrics. Make sure to reverse the piece you are tracing on the BACK side of each of the fabrics so that they come out the correct way when you are ready to sew them together. Cut each piece out and line them up to make sure they are correct.
For the paw print, I found textured felt (you can also use faux leather) to add more depth to the design. Trace, Cut, and pin the pieces into place on the front piece of your stocking. After you have it arranged to your liking, sew each of the pieces onto the front piece of your stocking.
Now, you are ready to sew the stocking, place both furry (outside-side) part of the fabric back to back so that the inside of the fabric is showing on the outside. Leave about an inch at the top of both sides so that you can sew on the trim with a sewing machine. Sew 1/4" around the entire stocking, with the exception of the top of course (where all the presents go into!!!). Next, cut a strip of faux fur for the trim around the top. This can be whatever size you want. I did 2.5" showing in the front (so I added an additional 1/2" for sewing room). Make sure when you sew this piece onto the stocking, you do it while the stocking is still in-side-out. The strip for the trim will be backwords when you attach it (with the furry side towards you). Line up the top of the stocking with the bottom portion of the trim and overlap them about 1/2 inch and sew them together. Once you are done sewing the trim around the top you can go back and sew the last 1" of each side of the stocking. [Once you are done, you will be flipping the trim over the front so that the furry side of the trim is with the furry side of the stocking.] Now, your stocking is ready to be turned inside out. Also flip over the trim. Depending on which fur you get, you may want to sew the edge of it. It's up to you.
Cut one more little piece of faux fur for the loop to hang it onto the fireplace. For added fun you can also sew the pets name onto the trim around the top.
There you have it! Your pet now has his/her very own christmas stocking.... Santa will surely not mistake who's stocking it belongs to!!
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Bree Prince