Learn How to Make a Boho Style Christmas Stocking in a few easy steps. These stockings will be your new favorite Christmas decorating accessory.
Embellishments like poms, fringe, lace and a handmade tassel add so much personality. Not to forget make a great gift, too!
These are so fun and a great way to get your creative juices flowing.
What you will need:
1 yard drop cloth
1 yard felt-in your color choice
1/2 yard lace
1/2 yard pom-poms
1/2 yard fringe
3 yards non stretch cotton string
4-8×10 sheets of paper
clothes steamer or iron
**To start off with, I taped 4 pieces of computer paper together with masking tape. Hand drawing a pattern that I liked then cut the pattern out with scissors. As you will see below, my blogging friends have FREE stocking patterns for you to use or follow. Definitely give theirs a try if that is more comfortable than drawing your own.
When you have the pattern drawn and cut out, pin it to the drop cloth fabric. It doesn’t matter if the pattern is on the grain or against it. Either way will be just fine. It’s your preference.
The drop cloth piece has been cut out, lay it on top of the felt fabric. Cutout the felt stocking piece.
I like using felt for a back side, but you can easily use it as the front. Either way looks amazing.
With your sewing machine stitch 1/2 inch from the edge. DO NOT Sew the top closed. For a shabby Boho look, use your scissors or finger to pull threads from the fabric. It can be a few or all of it.
With fabric glue-attach the lace all the way around the top/opening of the stocking.
The pom poms are “tucked” under the lace. And then the string of fringe under the poms.
Fabric glue is super easy and quick. Although, it can be very sticky and CAN get all over your fingers. Gloves for this part of the project would be a good suggestion.
Once all the embellishments are attached, pull the string to be able to spread the fringe. This way it is full and decorative.
Cut a 8 inch x 4 inch strip of drop cloth to create a loop to be able to hang your stocking. Attach it with your sewing machine, by hand or with the glue fabric. Any of these ways work.
Using cotton string create a handmade tassel like I did here. Take time to unravel most or all of the strings. This will add another layer texture.
Attach the tassel under your last layer of fringe with a needle and thread.
Before using your new Boho stocking for decorating, use a steamer or iron on both sides to smooth out all the wrinkles and creases. NOW it’s ready for hanging on your mantel, shelf or gift giving.
Fill your Boho stocking with greenery, ornaments, candy or whatever fits your seasonal decorating.
Thanks for joining me today! It has been enjoyable to teach you How to Make a Boho Style Christmas Stocking. I hope you have been inspired to make your own soon.
My talented blogging friends have Christmas stocking ideas, too! There are so many stunning ideas you DO NOT want to miss. Each one is listed and linked below for your convenience. Have fun!
Jayne from Chalking Up Success has the easiest way to make a Christmas stocking. A beginner-friendly, step-by-step tutorial with a free Christmas stocking pattern to download.
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Learn how to make your own gorgeous Christmas Stockings. This easy tutorial includes a stocking pattern and how-to video by Kippi At Home.
These elegant Christmas Stockings are budget friendly yet look very high end! The tutorial for a black velvet Christmas stocking includes how to line the stocking, make a cuff and a hanger create by Rebecca at Zucchini Sisters.
Wooden stocking tags are easy to make and personalize for all of your Christmas stockings created by Olivia O’hern.