Happy Holidays, Pirate Friends! We are excitedly back for another year and another round of holiday freebies to share with you! Over the years, we’ve compiled different tutorials and patterns that we think would make *perfect* gifts for your friends and family. Curious about what we’ve already released in the way of holiday freebies? Head right here to see all of them: Holiday Freebies Roundup.
Today, we are bringing you the: Paw-fect Stocking!!
If you’re anything like me, your fur family members also get visits from Santa Claus — or maybe Santa Paws? (ba-dum-ching!) We’ve always hung stocking for our pups and filled them with toys and treats. And since we added another furry family member this year to my own household, I felt like maybe it was time to make new stockings for all three of our babies!
And I’m thinking maybe you might like this for your canine and feline family members as well!
- Paw-fect Stocking pattern pieces
- 1/2 Yard each: Outer + Lining Fabrics and Fusible Fleece Interfacing
- 1/4 Yard Accent Fabric (for cuff and paw details)
Prepare all of your pieces.
— 2 each: Main, Lining + Interfacing Stocking Pieces
— 2 Large “Toes” in Accent Fabric + Interfacing
— 2 Small “Toes” in Accent Fabric + Interfacing
— 1 “Pad” in Accent Fabric + Interfacing
— 1 Cuff in Accent Fabric
— 1 Hanging Tab in Accent Fabric
Apply interfacing to the main outer stocking pieces and the paw print applique pieces.
Using the stocking piece as a guide for placement, lay out the applique pieces.
Using your favorite stitch, applique the pieces to the front stocking.
Place the back outer stocking piece on top of the front piece, right sides together.
Using 1/2″ seam allowance, sew along all edges, leaving only the top, straight edge open.
Trim down your seam allowance, and clip into the corner points of the paws, being careful not to cut your stitches.
**Repeat last three steps with stocking lining pieces.
Leave your lining piece wrong sides out, and turn your main piece right sides out. Slip the lining into the main piece.
Fold hanging tab in half, wrong sides together. Iron.
Open up hanging tab piece and fold outer long edge toward crease. Iron.
Repeat with other outer edge.
Edge stitch along double folded edge.
Fold hanging tab in half.
Place hanging tab inside of stocking. Align it just behind the side seam, toward the back of the stocking. Clip or pin in place.
Fold cuff piece in half, along short edges. Right sides together.
Fold in half again, this time meeting the shorter raw edges together.
Sew along side edge, using 1/2″ seam allowance.
Flip cuff right sides out. Using pins / clips, mark half points of cuff.
Slide cuff piece inside of the stocking, aligning the half points to the side seams.
Sew along entire raw top edge, using 1/2″ seam allowance.
Pull cuff up and out of the stocking.
Flip cuff down toward body of stocking.
You’re finished! (Don’t forget to press your stocking before hanging it up!)
In case you consider yourself a more “visual learner” here’s a video tutorial that walks you through the entire tutorial, start-to-finish.
Check out what our fabulous testers were able to create with this very same tutorial!
I la-la-love when you share your photos with me! Head over to the Patterns for Pirates Facebook Group and show us what you’ve made!
Happy Holidays, Pirates!
Judy Murphy says
I can’t find the free downloadable pattern.
Katy McKinley says
Hi Judy! The pattern is available in our shop here: https://www.patternsforpirates.com/product/paw-stocking/