DIY Plaid and Faux Fur Stocking
Nothing says winter like cozy plaid flannel and faux fur! Learn how to make a super simple handmade stocking with our DIY Plaid and Faux Fur Stocking tutorial. We love how the brown faux fur looks against the bright red and gray buffalo plaid fabric. You will want to make a stocking for everyone in your family. Sew the stocking with your sewing machine and add the faux fur trim with a hot glue gun! These will look absolutely darling hanging over the fireplace this holiday season!
It doesn't get more festive than plaid and fur. Celebrate the holiday with your own handmade stocking. Perfect for giving as a holiday gift or displaying at home, this DIY stocking is ready in just minutes. Learn how to make this easy holiday decoration with our beginner sewing tutorial.
What You'll Need
- 1/2-yard plaid fabric
- 16 inches of 4-inch faux fur trim
- Sewing machine
- Hot glue gun
Step 1: Trace the Stocking
Fold the fabric in half-length wise, with the right side of fabric facing each other. Trace a stocking onto the fabric. You will cut two stocking pieces. My stocking is 20 inches long, 12 inches wide at the toe, and 7.5 inches wide at the top.
Step 2: Sew
Sew a 1/2-inch hem on the top of each stocking piece so you have a finished edge. Next, pin the pieces together (right side facing inside) and sew together using a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Step 3: Add the Loop
After sewing around the edges of stocking pieces, pull the inside out. Cut a 6-inch piece of gross grain ribbon and fold in half. Pin onto the inside front of stocking and sew with sewing machine.
Step 4: Add the Fur
Warm up your hot glue gun! Glue the faux fur trim onto the top of stocking. This is such a simple way to attach the fur. Use a thick or thin piece of fur depending on what look you're going for. Try alternating thicknesses if you're making several stockings.