How to Make a Dog Bone Christmas Stocking

How to make a dog bone Christmas Stocking
Finished Bone

I love dogs.  Christmas with dogs is always an adventure.  Keeping ornaments and presents safe from wagging tails is always a challenge. Nevertheless, dogs and Christmas seem to go together.  There are dog clothes. dog presents and Christmas dog treats just for Christmas with your dog. This year I decided to make my own dog bone Christmas stocking to put in the dog presents, clothes and treats.  This project was surprisingly easy to make.  It really only took a short time and can be made using beginner sewing skills.  If you would like to make a regular Christmas stocking check out our Holiday Projects Vault for more stocking patterns and tutorials.  

There are so many fun doggy prints out there to choose from to make this project.  I happened to have this print on hand that I bought at Joann’s sometime ago.  But I know that there are some fun doggy Christmas prints at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores, Hobby Lobby, or  I decided to delve into my stash and use this fabric and green Christmas print for the lining. This bone stocking is reversible so you can choose two fun fabrics if you want.  This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  

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What you will Need: How to make a dog bone Christmas stocking

What you will Need dog bone Christmas ornament

Step 1: Cut your fabrics

Tape the pattern pieces together to make half a bone.  Using the pattern piece cut two each of the outer fabric, lining fabric, and fleece on the fold.  From the outer fabric cut a strip that measure 8″ x 3″ for the hanger

How to Make a Dog Bone Christmas Ornament
Cut your fabrics

Step 2: Fuse the fleece

Fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the outer fabric following the manufacturers instructions.  

Fuse the Fleece

Step 3: Stitch the outer Fabrics

Place the outer fabrics right sides together and stitch along the sides and bottom of the fabrics using g a 1/4″ seam allowance. Start half way along the curved side of the top and stitch all the way around the piece until you reach the half way point of the other top curved edge.  Turn right sides out.  Repeat for the lining but leave an opening on one side for turning.

Stitch the outer and lining bones

Step 4: Create the hanger

Fold the long raw edges of the strip toward the center and press.  Fold in half to enclose the raw edges and press.  Top stitch along both sides.  

Create the hanger

Step 5: Add the hanger

Place the hanger right sides together at the top of the outer piece and baste in place.  

Add the hanger

Step 6: Add the lining to the outer fabrics

Place the outer bone inside the lining bone so that they are right sides together and the hanger is between the two layers.  Stitch around the top using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Place the outer bone into the lining bone

Step 7: Finish the Dog Bone Christmas Stocking

Turn the bone right sides out through the opening you left in the lining.  Stitch the lining closed using ladder stitch.  If you are unfamiliar with ladder stitch check out the video below.  This is important if you want the bone to be reversible.  Stuff the lining into the outer bone and you have finished your dog bone Christmas stocking

Turn right sides out
Turned bone


How to make a dog bone Christmas stocking
Finished Bone

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How to Make a Dog Bone Christmas Stocking




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