Free Pattern For A Cute Personalized Dog Christmas Stocking

How To Make A Cute Personalized Dog Christmas Stocking

I say that is is a personalized dog Christmas stocking, just because I made it for our beloved dog Toby. But you could use this pattern to make this Christmas stocking for any pet with paws such as a cat!
I work from home and often the only company I have for the whole day is our rescue dog, Toby. Every day Toby and I start the day with a morning dog walk and a coffee in the park. Toby then sticks to my side for the rest of the day. He even manages to get himself into some of my craft photos.
This year whilst crafting for Christmas I decided to make something for Toby as well. As a family, we love to give Toby a few extra treats at Christmas and this personalized doggy Christmas stocking is perfect for that.
This pet Christmas stocking isn’t the only thing I’ve crafted for Toby. In the past I’ve made him some cute denim handmade dog toys before.
Make your dog the coolest handmade dog toys from your old jeans.
DIY personalized dog Christmas stocking
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What You Need To Make A Personalized Dog Christmas Stocking

  • Dog Christmas Stocking Pattern – Free to download here.
    Pet Christmas Stocking Pattern

  • Burlap, hessian, jute, sacking or whatever you call it!

  • Red fabric for the top and paw pads. I had an old pair of red jeans and used this for the top but any red fabric would do. I also had some scrap red leather I used for the paw pads. However, you could just as easily use red felt.

  • Needle and thread

  • Fabric glue

  • Letter stencils and white paint
    Fabric for pet Christmas Stocking

    How To Make A Personalized Dog Christmas Stocking

    1. Print out the dog paw pattern. I printed out the paw pattern onto A3 paper. If you don’t have an A3 printer your local copy shop should be able to enlarge and print the pattern for you. Or you could try drawing your own pattern onto A3 paper freehand.

    3. Cut out the paw stocking pattern and place ontop of the burlap/hessian. I doubled over the hessian so that I could cut out 2 paws at the same time. Draw around the paw pattern with a sharpie and then cut it out.
      Paw stocking pattern on burlap

    5. Next sew both the cut out paws together leaving a margin of about 5mm. If you don’t have a sewing machine, burlap is very easy to sew by hand.
      Sitched paws

    7. Turn the stitched paw inside out so that the stitching is on the inside. For the cuff I used the bottom of a pair of red jeans which I stitched to the top of the dog Christmas stocking. If you don’t have a pair of old red jeans just use some other red fabric such as felt. The cuff was about 9cm long.
      Sewing cuff onto stocking

    9. Next cut out the paw pads from the Christmas stocking pattern and use them as a template. Draw around the pad templates on your chosen red fabric and cut out the pads. I used scrap leather for this but craft felt will work just as well.
      cutting out paw print

    11. Using a fabric glue stick the paw pads onto the front of the dog Christmas stocking.

    13. Stitch on a loop for hanging the stocking on the edge of the cuff. I used a belt loop from the jeans.

    15. Finish off the pet Christmas stocking by personalizing it. For this I stenciled on Toby’s name in white on the red cuff.

    Stencilling pet name onto dog Christmas stocking
    DIY  personalized dog Christmas stocking
    Free pattern for a dog Christmas stocking
    All that is left to do now is to fill and hang the stocking. I know Toby won’t really know whether or not he had a stocking but he will enjoy the treats inside. Also as a loved member of the family he deserves to have his own personalized dog Christmas stocking.
    Free pattern for a DIY personalized dog Christmas stocking
    If you liked this craft project you may want to also check out these:
    The Cutest Handmade Dog Toys
    Easy Denim DIY Dog Accessories
    Don’t forget to check out favecrafts for more Christmas craft ideas.


16 Responses

  1. What a cute Christmas project Claire!!
    Thank you for sharing it at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your stocking at tonight’s party and pinning too.

  2. Great tutorial to share with everyone. I made a stocking for our dog years ago and we still hang it up in honor of her even though she’s no longer with us. Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!

    • That sounds like a lovely thing to do. I don’t think we will have many more Christmas’s with Toby and we will probably still hang his stocking after he has gone.

  3. I love Christmas with the dog! Even in her old age, she’d get so excited on Christmas morning. Needless to say, she was always the first to open her stocking, LOL!

    • Our dog is very old too but gets excited by the buzz and the fact there is often lots of people around. Or maybe it’s just because he can smell the Turkey in the oven.

  4. I love it Claire and our fur babies (all 8 of them) are going to love it too. Pinned coz it’s just such an awesome idea

  5. I make our pets stockings and santa sacs as well. Pinned!

    • Cool 😎 it’s fun to include the pets in the family celebrations, thanks for the share.

  6. The stocking is so cute. And so is Toby. Any cat or dog will love this special stocking. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.

    • Thank you, I think they are more interested in the treats inside them 😉

  7. Toby is a darling, I need to get my sewing machine fixed asap!
    I have 2 shih tzus that would love this!

    • Thank you, I’ve seen them on Instagram and they look such cuties.

  8. This is super! I hope he appreciates it! Ha, ha… Seriously, it’s adorable to have a stocking for every family member, it goes to show what a caring soul you must be!

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