SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL

Subscribe to Skip to my Lou posts
and receive them in your email inbox!

    Anthropologie Inspired Stocking

    Posted by  ·  November 27, 2014

    This Anthropologie Inspired Stocking is a fun quick project. I love the look of handmade stockings! Make a whole family and give it as a handmade gift this holidays! These 20 minute throw pillows are a fun way to update any room in your house. For the kid on your list (or anyone) make a diy tablet case!

    This month we are sharing over 100 handmade gift tutorials. I have teamed up with Thirty Handmade Days and Your Homebased Mom to share the best homemade gift ideas.  We have over 100 tutorials so you will have the best homemade holiday ever! Each day be sure to visit the guest poster’s blog for a chance to win BIG! Up for grabs is a Cricut cutting machine, a Blendtec blender, a Baby Lock sewing machine and a $300 Michaels gift card! Grab a new entry every day! Visit My Three Monsters today to enter to win the Baby Lock Sewing Machine.

    Holiday Bake Craft Sew and Crochet Tutorials

    Hi guys!! I’m Amy from My 3 Monsters. I am a mom of 3 teenagers {yikes!}, a diy and decorating enthusiast, with a degree in interior design and a job as a school nurse. Blogging about it all is how I stay sane! My mom taught me to sew when I was eight years old and it has been a favorite hobby of mine ever since, so I am thrilled to be a part of the Holiday Sew-Along here at Skip to My Lou.

    Anthropologie Inspired Stocking

    Anthropologie Inspired Stocking
    I made matching stockings for our family years ago, when the kids were little. They have been perfect for our family – like old friends when we unpack our Christmas décor boxes every year. However . . . my tastes have changed over the years and each season I add-to and take-away-from the holiday décor accordingly, but the stockings have remained the same. Our “Christmas style” has evolved to the point that the old homespun stockings don’t really match at all anymore.  I pinned an image of a stocking from Anthropologie years ago – so long ago, in fact, that they don’t even sell it now – but I love everything about it. This year seemed like the perfect opportunity to make my own version of it!

    Anthropologie Inspired Stocking

    How to make Anthropologie Inspired Stocking

    You will need:
    ½- ¾ yard of wool felt or fleece
    1/4 – 1/2 yard of mini-pom pom fringe in several different colors
    embroidery floss in a coordinating color
    coordinating yarn {I used big, fat chenille yarn.  Use whatever you like!}
    needle and thread
    download pattern pieces
    Download and print the pattern pieces.  Tape pieces together, matching up the letters in the corners of each page. Cut the pattern pieces out of felt or fleece, adding 1/4″ to all edges  for seam allowance. You will need 2 of each piece. Mark the lines for attaching the pom-pom fringe lightly in pencil.

    Anthropologie Inspired Stocking- cut out pattern
    Cut the pom-pom fringe to fit across the stocking and pin in place. I found it easiest to work from the bottom up, one stripe at a time. Use the zipper foot on your sewing machine to sew along the top edge of the fringe to attach it to the stocking. Continue until all the stripes of fringe are sewn on the front and back of the stocking.

    Anthropologie Inspired Stocking- use zipper foot
    Place the front and back of the stocking together, right-sides {fringe sides} out. Using a ¼” seam allowance, sew around outside edges, leaving the top open {of course!}  Then, place stocking cuff pieces right-sides together. Using a ¼” seam allowance, stitch the two pieces together along the short sides. Turn the cuff right-side out.
    Using a needle and your coordinating embroidery thread, stitch all around the outside edge of the stocking and the bottom edge of the cuff with a blanket stitch. Use the stitch line from your sewing machine as a guide to keep your blanket stitches even.

    Anthropologie Inspired Stocking - blanket stitch edges
    Place the cuff inside the top of the stocking, lining up the top edges and side seams. Make sure both the stocking and cuff are right-side out! Stitch around the top edge with a ¼” seam allowance. Flip the cuff toward the outside, hiding the seam in the fold.

    Stocking and Antler Art - attach cuff
    Cut 3 pieces of your yarn, about 6” in length. Tie a knot in one end, braid the yarn, and knot the opposite end. Form a loop and stitch the two ends to the top of the stocking either by hand or with the sewing machine.

    attach loop
    Form a large pom-pom by wrapping your yarn around the fingers of one hand approximately 15 times. Cut the end of the yarn.

    Stocking and Antler Art - pom pom step 1
    Slide the loops off of your fingers carefully and tie another small piece of yarn around the center of the loops.

    Stocking and Antler Art - pom pom step 2
    Holding onto the center piece of yarn, gently fluff the pom-pom and adjust the loops to make it big and pretty.

    Stocking and Antler Art - pom pom step 3

    Use a needle and thread to attach the pom-pom to the stocking, covering the ends of the braided loop. For added fluff–factor, make another smaller pom-pom and attach it directly underneath the first.

    Stocking and Antler Art - finished pom pom
    Hang the stocking using the braided loop.  I love the colorful stripes of pom-pom fringe and the big fluffy pom-pom on the top.  You could stick to more traditional Christmas colors, if that’s what you prefer.  I think for my boys I’m going to use the pom pom fringe in colors to mimic an old Hudson Bay wool blanket, as they aren’t super wild about pink. Go figure!

    Stocking and Antler Art - comparison

    Happy Holidays, friends!

    bio pic Hello, I’m Amy! My 3 Monsters is my little online home where I write about the things I’m working on in my little real-life home.  I love crafts and baking. I sew a little and I’m kind-of an interior designer. I enjoy pretty things and my crazy family. You can find me on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

    Leave a Comment

    Comments