Hello my friends! Stephanie from Stephie B’s Designs here again to walk you through another fun project – How to make a faux fur cuffed Stocking! I’m pretty excited to share this one with you! I actually planned to last Christmas but didn’t finish in time… so this time its for real!
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The instructions for the pattern are located HERE, however, I will be modifying those instructions a bit for this project, so you can just stay here and learn how to make your stockings with faux fur. Fun!
Ok… let’s get started!
- The free Classic Stocking pattern from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop
- 2/3yd of your main fabric (that’s enough for two stockings)
- I chose to use flannel, but any fabric will work perfectly perfect. Woven fabrics will have most stability, but knits will stretch allowing room for lots of goodies – so it’s up to you!
- 3/4yd of your lining fabric (that’s enough for two stockings)
- The lining fabric will be used to line the inside of the stockings as well as the underside of the cuff.
- 1FQ or 1/4yd “faux fur” for the cuff
- You can find faux fur-type (fluffy, soft, very nappy) fabric in many colors and textures. I used Sherpa for mine, purchased at my local Walmart.
- Pins or clips
- Ribbon (optional, for hanging, but I will discuss how to use your main fabric to create one in the tutorial below)
Quick note about printing the pattern. One page will print out portrait and the other page is landscape. Make sure you print at 100% and just tape the pieces together along the page edges. If your printer clips a bit off just draw it in. Don’t overlap the pages at all.
Although the free pattern includes the stocking, and the instructions include the measurements for the cuff, I modified the cuff in order to add a lining underneath the faux fur. I felt that using only fur would make the cuff too thick and puff out more than I desired. Feel free to use the instructions provided with the free pattern, or keep reading!
Additionally, the instructions associated with the free pattern also mention using ribbon for the hanging loop – I chose to create a pattern piece (as I’ll discuss below) and use my main fabric. You can do either!
Step 1. Create the cuff & hanging loop pattern pieces.
I created the following pieces in Word:
- Hanging loop: 2″ x 5.5″
- Cuff main (faux fur): 15.5″ x 4.75″
- Cuff lining: 15.5″ x 4.25″
I didn’t want my lining to be shown from the front, so I created a lining piece that was 1/2″ shorter than the cuff fabric. That way, the cuff fabric would be pulled under slightly, creating a nicer look.
Step 1. Cut out your fabric.
This is an easy step. (Well… they’re all easy!)
Tip, when cutting out the two cuff pieces, mark the fold/centerline to make matching them up easier when the time comes.
I cut notches in the lining…
and put pins in the Sherpa.
You’ll be cutting out four pieces (stocking, hanging loop, cuff main, and cuff lining), but the stocking will be cut twice, once in the main and once in the lining.
Step 3. Prep and sew.
With right sides together (RST), pin the main stocking fabric together. Repeat with the lining.
Sew each piece together, using a 1/4″ seam allowance (SA).
Flip your main piece right side out.
With the lining still inside out, insert it into the main stocking, so that the wrong sides are together and the seams match.
I slide it onto my arm and push it into the main with my hand.
Pin the seams together and sides together. Remember, the main and lining will be wrong sides together.
Fold the hanging loop piece in half long ways, like a hot dog bun, and pin along the long edge.
Sew along just that long edge, then flip right side out. The seam with be on the bottom.
To make the loop, fold your piece in half, brining to two short ends together, overlapping the raw edges a smidgey bit.
The loop will be placed at the back of the stocking, on the “heel” side.
With the stocking and loop raw edges lined up, and the back seam of the loop laying against the lining, pin the loop along the seam of the stocking.
…then baste in place using an 1/8″ SA.
With RST, pin the cuff main and lining together along one long side. Unless you have a patterned print, it doesn’t matter which long side.
If you are by chance using a print that has a top and bottom, the seam I’m discussing now will be the bottom. Adjust accordingly so as not to sew your cuff upside-down. 🙂
Sew along that pinned edge using a 1/4″ SA (or as close as you can get it when working with thick, puffy, stretchy, faux fur fabrics!)
With the right sides facing up, lay the cuff in front of you with the lining on one side and the main fabric on the other, as shown below.
Fold the cuff in half, matching the short edges of the lining and main fabric together. Pin at the seam and along that edge..
Lay the cuff in front of you with the seam on one side…
(remove the pins, which is a step I didn’t take a picture of)
…then fold the main fabric up, bringing the raw edges together. Pin at the side seam, the opposite side of the seam (we marked these when we were cutting them out, remember back in Step 2?), and midway between those two pins on each side.
Baste using an 1/8″ SA.
Step 4. Final prep and sewing.
Your stocking and cuffs should look a little like this, both with their layers basted together.
With the main cuff layer (the faux fur) facing the lining of the stocking, match the seam of the cuff to the back seam of the stocking (the seam with the hanging loop), and pin in place.
Next pin the notch on the opposite side of the cuff to the front seam of the stocking. Pin the midpoints as well to hold in place.
Once sewn together, your stocking should look a like the image below.
Now it’s time to flip the cuff! Lift the cuff out from inside the stocking…
…then fold it over the front and adjust as needed to straighten the cuff and hanging loop.
And there you have it!! You’re all done!!
I’d love to see your finished stockings! Please share them wherever you follow Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, and please keep coming back for more tutorials, projects, and How-Tos.
Here are the ones I made last year that I was so excited to share with you! I added wooden buttons to them and hung little handmade ornaments with all our names on them (I didn’t make the ornaments… I’m not THAT good). Lovely aren’t they?!