DIY Burlap + Lace Stockings

A Homemade Christmas

I am back to share another post in our “A Homemade Christmas” series!  I hope you have been enjoying this series as much as I have!  Laine, Christa, and Heather have been inspiring me with some great projects!  You can catch up on all the posts on the series at the end of this post.DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

Today, I am sharing how to make your own stockings!  If you read along here at The Frugal Homemaker, you know I have just a little crush on burlap.  In fact it seems I am not the only one, as stores in our area are having a hard time keeping it on the shelves and I had to practically guard my burlap ribbon with my life at Hobby Lobby when I finally found some in stock.  Plus I am doing a neutral color scheme this year for Christmas, so burlap fits perfectly.  But if burlap is not your thing, you can follow this simple tutorial to make a stocking out of any fabric that you choose.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

I used a stocking we had as a guide.  Just laid it on the burlap and cut around it allowing an extra 1/2 inch all the way around for a seam allowance.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

I cut out 4 pieces – front and back for 2 stockings.

I also had a strip of leftover white material (from another project I will show you next week) and I cut it the same size as the top of the stocking.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

2 pieces (front and back) for each stocking.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

I just did a simple stitch all the way around the stockings.  Then turned right side out and ironed.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

I sewed my 2 squares of white fabric together so I had a tube the same size as the top of my stocking.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

Then with my stocking the RIGHT side out, I stuck the tube of white fabric inside.  At first I did raw edge to raw edge and had to rip that seam out.  So make sure you do it just like in the picture.  Stocking is right side out, fabric is right side out with the raw side inside.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

If you want to attach a hangar to hang your stocking by, this is the time to do it.  You can make your own tube of matching fabric or just use a strip of ribbon.  I was going SIMPLE, fast (it was late!), and EASY on this one so I just used a piece of ribbon.  You will put your ribbon in between the stocking and cuff with the tip sticking out the top a bit.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

Now sew all the way around the edge.  (You may have to take off that extra plastic piece on the front of your machine so you can slide the stocking over the thinner base area – sorry, basic sewer here – don’t know the technical terms! ;)

Flip the cuff over the top of the stocking and this is what it will look like!  Perfect!  The loop is in there and the cuff is pretty too.  I ironed everything to get it nice and set and smooth.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

There are TONS of ideas on how to embellish the cuffs – just browse “burlap or homemade stockings on Pinterest.”  You could add buttons, lace, make a ruffled cuff or pleated cuff, etc.  so many things!  I chose a basic beige scrap of lace that I had in my sewing stuff.  It added just enough without making it overly girly for my husband.  I didn’t even hem the bottom portion of the white cuff – I just tucked it under and then when I attached this trim, I just sewed right along the top of the lace so that will basically hem the bottom of the cuff too.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

I was doing some shopping earlier this week and was near a Pottery Barn store – yay!  We live over an hour away from a mall with a Pottery Barn store so I always love checking out their store for inspiration when I finally get a chance.  And I actually bought something this time!  A clearance burlap pumpkin and these cute glittery initial ornaments.  The perfect addition to my burlap stockings!

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

So my mantel display is finally complete!    And I love it!   You can get all the details on everything you see in my mantel post and find out how to make that Vintage Music page wreath here.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

I had put off making these stockings cause I thought they would be a little more difficult than I was looking forward to tackling, but they were so easy!  Took me about an hour from cutting to hanging to do both stockings.

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

DIY Burlap & Lace StockingsDIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

And they just help add to the coziness of this this little area – my favorite part of the whole display!

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

DIY Burlap & Lace Stockings

So don’t be afraid to tackle making your own stockings if you can’t find any you like at the store.  I used scraps for all of mine but you could probably get 2 stockings out of a 1/2 yard of fabric and then 1/8 of a yard should be plenty for the cuff.  Less than $5 for 2 stockings depending on the price of your material.

And here’s the rest of the posts in our “A Homemade Christmas” series.  Take some time this weekend between shopping, wrapping, and baking to check out a few of these projects.


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  1. says

    I love these, Christina. I totally need to make a new matching set for our family. We have four from when we were in PA and then we just added a pink baby girl one and then later a blue baby boy stocking (gotta love those 90% off after Christmas sales when you are in a pinch). So yes, it’s time for some new ones! Thanks for sharing. :)
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  2. Terrell says

    I just LOVE your blog and wanted to say a quick thank you! I greatly appreciate all your tutorials and I cannot wait to tell my friends to visit your blog so we can have a craft night! Keep up the great projects and PS your home looks simply amazing!
    Thanks again!

  3. says

    Those stockings are just gorgeous. And your mantel is seriously amazing, you’ve done an awesome job! I really need to make Lucy a stocking, so thank you for the tutorial! I sew a lot and I didn’t realize how simple it could be. You are inspiring, as always!

  4. says

    These are so gorgeous! I’m going to have a go at making these in the next week or so for my little family! We don’t have a mantle piece so I think I’ll put them up the stairs! Thank you so much for your easy step by step!
    Sam x

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