There’s just something about burlap that I love. It has that perfect rustic feel and it truly goes with everything. My friend Jessie can make just about anything, from barn-wood tables to reupholstered chairs, so when I told her I wanted to make burlap stockings, it was a simple task. We went and picked out our fabric and got right down to it. And I even made a mini stocking for my pup, perfect for a treat or two 🙂
DIY Burlap Stockings
What You’ll Need:
- Burlap, at least a yard depending on how many stockings you plan to make
- Additional fabric or lace
- Sewing scissors
- Needle & thread
- Hot-glue gun, optional
- Sewing machine
- Someone who can sew (Thanks, Jessie!)
- Trace the shape of a stocking onto the burlap and cut out (we traced an old stocking we had). NOTE: Make sure to go larger than you would think, since you end up tucking the ends in and turning inside out.
- Use your cut-out stocking shape to draw additional stocking shapes (you will need two per stocking).
- If using accent fabrics/lace, cut out and position where you want it on the stocking. Hand-stitch or use a sewing machine to sew fabric onto the stocking where you want it. (If making a dog paw or something on the middle of the stocking, use hot-glue to attach).
- Once additional accent fabric is in place, place decorated sides so that they’re facing eachother. Pin the stockings together around the edges, leaving about 1/2 inch around the outside to sew. Leave top of stocking unpinned.
- Using sewing machine, stitch around sides and base of stocking. Flip inside out.
- Using a needle and thread, stitch twine in a loop at the top of the stocking. Hang with care 🙂