DIY Peekaboo Reindeer Stockings

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

These cute and play­ful DIY Peek­a­boo Rein­deer Stock­ings are a fun sewing craft for the whole fam­ily to engage in this hol­i­day sea­son. Guar­an­teed to achieve fam­ily heir­loom status!

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

The rein­deer pat­tern can be used to make dif­fer­ent gifts, like fin­ger pup­pets or cell phone cases, and the felt sock could eas­ily become a cute lit­tle bag. Just add a longer strap and enjoy for the rest of the year!

Let’s get started on this play­ful hol­i­day craft!

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

What You Need

  • Print­able Christ­mas Stock­ing & Rein­deer tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Felt
  • Fab­ric
  • Nee­dle (regular)
  • Embroi­dery thread
  • Yarn
  • Scis­sors
  • Water-soluble pen
  • Mark­ers
  • Cord
  • Pom-poms
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

Step 1
Down­load and print the tem­plate. Cut out the pat­terns and trace the sock (twice), the cuff (if desired), and the toe caps onto felt, then cut the felt pieces. Cut some felt bands to embell­ish your stock­ing. For an easy alter­na­tive: you can also just thread and stitch small pom-poms to the front panel of your sock for an express decoration!

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings stitches

Step 2

Dec­o­rate your sock with the felt bands and embroi­dery! Pin the color felt bands onto the front of your stock­ing and stitch them on using yarn and a run­ning stitch, arrow­head stitches, or sim­ple straight stitches. Com­bine those stitches using dif­fer­ent col­ors of yarn.

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

Step 3
Once you have your beau­ti­ful stock­ing embell­ished, pin the front sock panel to the back panel and stitch both pieces together using a blan­ket stitch, a sim­ple run­ning stitch, or a whip­stitch with yarn. Leave the top of the sock open.

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

Step 4
Knot both ends of your cord together, or leave them open, and stitch the hang­ing loop, or strap, inside of the sock.

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

Step 5

Now let’s sew the rein­deer! You can fol­low my Topsy Turvy Rag Doll tuto­r­ial for detailed instruc­tions. You will need felt for the horns, paws, eyes, and snout, as well as fab­ric for the body. Trans­fer all marks and cut out the tem­plates. Make sure to leave a 1/4-inch seam allowance when cut­ting the body.

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

Step 6
Place the felt pieces on the front of one of your fab­ric pan­els. Glue and draw the eyes, nose, and mouth using markers.

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

Step 7
Place the horns on the front piece of the rein­deer body (as shown above), sand­wich them between the two fab­ric pieces, and pin. Then sew around the edge of the body leav­ing the bot­tom open. Cut the excess fab­ric, clip the curved seam allowances, and turn right side out.

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

Step 8
Fold the fab­ric inside the bot­tom of the rein­deer for a stur­dier body. That’s it! Now put your rein­deer inside the sock with his lit­tle paws and head stick­ing out.

DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings DIY Christmas Reindeer Stockings

Big pom-poms tied to the side of the stock­ing will add a per­fect fin­ish­ing touch. Now hang your stocking.

Happy hol­i­days!

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  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    hee­hee! eva these are per­fectly adorable and fun! love those rein­deer faces! ^__^