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 holiday!

Anthropologie Inspired Stocking
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!

stocking hanging on staircase

DIY Stocking Supplies

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

How to make Anthropologie Inspired Stocking


1. Download and print the pattern pieces.  Tape pieces together, matching up the letters in the corners of each page.

2. 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.

3. Mark the lines for attaching the pom-pom fringe lightly in pencil.

cut out pattern


4. 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.

sew on trims


5. 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!} 

6. Next, 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.

7. 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.

blanket stitch details around stocking


8. 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.

top of stocking


9. 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


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

make pom pom


11. Slide the loops off of your fingers carefully and tie another small piece of yarn around the center of the loops.

how to make a pom pom


12. Holding onto the center piece of yarn, gently fluff the pom-pom and adjust the loops to make it big and pretty.

pom pom

13. 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.

attach pom pom to stocking


14. 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 comparison to Anthropologie

Amy’s blog My 3 Monsters is her little online home where she writes about the things I’m working on in my little real-life home.  She loves crafts and baking. She sews a little and is an interior designer. She enjoys pretty things and her crazy family. Find her on her blog,

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