How To: Pet Paw Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Sunday, December 14, 2014

How To: Pet Paw Stocking Tutorial
I was putting up our decorations when I realized we still had a spot open for a stocking for Z. And so I gathered up some fabric I had in my stash, and loosely followed AdventuresInDIY's Pet Paw Stocking Tutorial. It turned out pretty awesome, but there were a few things I'd tweak.

Here are the steps I followed, with improvements!


I apparently took half these photos in manual focus mode without knowing it. I apologize in advance for the blurriness.

Step 0: Materials
Step 0: Materials
16X9” fabric for arm (2), 16X9“ fabric for lining (2), 4X5” felt in paw color, 7X5.5“ faux fur for cuff (2). Scissors, White Pencil. Needle, Pins, and Thread. 8” ribbon.

Step 1: Draw Stocking onto fabric
Step 1: Draw Stocking onto Fabric
Draw the shape of the stocking on the arm-fabric. Mine was 6” at the top of the arm, 5" at the wrist, and 8.5” at its widest (paw). Give 1.4“ seam allowance on all sides.

Step 2: Cut Arm Fabric (2) and Lining (2)
Step 2: Cut Arm Fabric (2) and Lining (2)
Cut the arm and lining fabric (4) according to your drawing.

Step 2: Cut Felt Paw Pieces
Step 3: Cut Felt Paw Pieces
Cut out the paw pieces (5) from the felt, using template. Hem one long edge of the faux fur, if desired.

Step 4: Pin & Sew Paw Pieces
Step 4: Pin & Sew Paw Pieces to Arm Fabric
Pin felt paw pieces in place on the arm fabric, and sew in place.

Step 5: Pin Lining to Arm Fabrics
Step 5: Pin Lining to Arm Fabrics
Pin wrong side of lining fabric to wrong side of arm pieces. You’ll do this twice.

Step 6: Pin Cuff to Lining
Step 6: Pin Cuff to Lining
Pin right side of faux fur cuff to to right side of lining, with the hem pointed toward the paw.

Step 7 & 8: Pin & Sew Stocking Edges
Step 7 & 8: Pin & Sew Stocking Edges
Pin right sides of the two pieces together, with the fur cuffs flipped upwards. The right side of the lining should be visible.

Sew around the stocking. Do not sew the cuffs, nor the opening at the top of the arm.

Step 9: Pin & Sew Ribbon to Top Edge
Step 9: Pin & Sew Ribbon to Top Edge
Fold ribbon in half and pin to top, near cuff. Place it so it will be at the left side of the front. Sew.

Step 10: Pin & Sew Cuff Sides
Step 10: Pin & Sew Cuff Sides
Flip right side out, pin sides of cuffs, and sew. Do not sew ribbon into cuff.

Step 11: Flip Cuff Over & You're Done
Step 11: Flip Cuff Over & You're Done
Flip cuff to show right sides.

Christmas Decor - Cat Stocking
Pretty fabulous, eh? I'm sure the cat appreciates it.

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