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Make a Dog Paw Stocking | Christmas Display Ideas

Make a Dog Paw Stocking

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

Cut your family's furriest friend in on the action - this stocking's big enough to hold a bone that will last all day.


  • Scissors
  • 2 pieces of light tan faux fur, each 24 by 13 inches
  • 2 piece of dark tan faux fur, each 24 by 13 inches
  • Sheet of dark brown felt, 9 by 12 inches
  • Long sewing pins
  • Large-eye sewing needle
  • Dark brown embroidery floss
  • Clear tape
  • 9 inches of tan twist cord


1. The Basic Stocking: Click here to download the dog paw stocking pattern.

2. Cut 1 paw shape from each piece of the light tan fur and 1 from each piece of the dark tan fur

3. Cut paw pads from the brown felt.

4. Pin the paw pads to the furry side of a dark tan paw and use the floss to whipstitch (see diagram and Tips) the pads in place.

5. Pin together the 4 paws with the dark tan paws on the outside, furry sides out, and the light tan paws on the inside, furry sides in.

Dog Paw Stocking - Step 6

6. Using the floss, whipstitch around the edges, sewing the paws together. Leave the top edges unsewn.

Dog Paw Stocking - Step 7

7. At the top, sew together the front 2 edges, then the back 2.

8. Fold down the top to make a cuff.

9. Tape the ends of the cord to keep them from fraying, then sew the cord to the stocking for hanging.


A Stitch for All Stockings

Thread your needle with a length of floss and knot one end. Begin sewing by pushing the needle up through the underside of the fabric and then out the top. Loop the needle back under the fabric and repeat the stitch.