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.
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What You Need To Make A Personalized Dog Christmas Stocking
- Dog Christmas Stocking Pattern – Free to download here.
- 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
How To Make A Personalized Dog Christmas Stocking
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Using a fabric glue stick the paw pads onto the front of the dog Christmas stocking.
- Stitch on a loop for hanging the stocking on the edge of the cuff. I used a belt loop from the jeans.
- Finish off the pet Christmas stocking by personalizing it. For this I stenciled on Toby’s name in white on the red cuff.
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.
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.