I love handmade personalized Christmas stockings! I grew up with Santa stuffing my stocking that was made by my grandma. It was super cute, very girly, with my name sewn on in felt lettering. So, I want my kids to grow up with some handmade stockings too. I came across these super cute pompom stockings on Anthropology a couple of years ago (they no longer sell them, sad I know), so I thought I’d use them as inspiration to create some personalized Christmas stockings for my own family.
When Corbin was born I made 3 of these matching pompom stockings, and when Ivy was born, I made one more! The Christmas stockings didn’t have names on them however, so, recently I used my childhood stockings as inspiration and added felt lettered names on the cuff! Check them out!! I Love how they turned out!!
DIY PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS STOCKING TUTORIAL
To Make the Lettering:
- Stockings (you can use any stocking that doesn’t have a name already on it!)
- Felt in different colours
- Sequin string (I used flat 4 mm sliver sequin string, I bought it at fabric land for 40 something cents a meter)
- Liquid thread in a bottle (fabric glue)
To Make the Pompoms:
- Pompom maker
- Yarn in lots of different colours
METHOD TO MAKE PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS
Step 1: Write the person’s name in fabric glue on your coloured felt. I decided to do script writing because I wanted the sequin string to be continuous. You can do each letter separate if you choose!
Step 2: Lay your sequin string on top of the fabric glue. Like this…
Step 3: Repeat for every stocking and let dry for a few hours. The bottle of “thread in a bottle” says that it takes a full 48 hours to set, but after just a couple of hours, it adheres enough to move onto the next step.
Step 4: Cut felt around the name, and fabric glue the felt right to the cuff of your stocking. Like this…
Step 5: Add a loop at the back top of the cuff, to hang your stocking up with. This loop also provides a place to tie on the pompoms that you can make in the next step.
To make these loops I just…
- took a 1 1/2 inch by 5 inch piece of fabric,
- sewed the long sides together face side to face side,
- turned it right way out,
- tucked the ends in,
- hand sewed it (with a needle and thread) to the top back side of the cuff.
Step 6: Make some super fun pompoms!! I have 4 different sized pompom makers, but I just used the smallest 3 to make the pompoms for these personalized Christmas stockings.
I don’t currently have a tutorial for making pompoms at the moment, but they are super fun and easy to make, and the instructions come on the package when you buy a pompom maker.
Step 7: Attach pompoms to personalized Christmas stockings! To attach mine I just left one sting extra, extra long, and made a grouping of 4 pompoms for each stocking. Then I just tied the long strings around the stocking loop that you just made in step 5.
And…. That’s it!! DONE!! Time to enjoy your stockings!!
I hope this tutorial inspires you to create your own super cute personalized Christmas stockings for our own family. If I get around to it I’ll make a tutorial on how to make the actual stocking it self. But that might have to wait till I have another baby… which isn’t anytime soon. One day!!!!
Until then, here is a super helpful tutorial on how to make stockings so that you can get started! It’s called the “Easy Stocking Tutorial” by Amy Smart, found on her blog called “Diary of a Quilter”. It’s a great tutorial to help you to create a beautiful cuffed Christmas stocking!
Until next time, enjoy creating you own personalized Christmas stockings, and creating beautiful things!
P.S. Here is a link to some more of my DIY tutorials!
P.P.S. Here are some links to items like the ones used in this tutorial…