Make your own stockings this year with this free Christmas stocking pattern. A great beginning sewing project and they turn out so beautiful! This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure on the homepage for more details.
My mom is coming to visit for Christmas so we thought it would be nice to have a stocking for her to use. I love how this stocking turned out and am kind of thinking that I need to make a few more burlap stockings for our family! It came together perfectly and was a fun and simple project! I created a simple Christmas stocking pattern for personal use. Feel free to download for your family!
- I used an ivory burlap and painted gold stripes onto the front with spray paint and painters tape, but you can use whatever fabric you’d like. You just need an outer fabric and a lining fabric.
- If you want to add batting you can do that as well. It is noted on the pattern, but I did not use batting with this stocking shown in the photos since it was made from burlap and already pretty sturdy and thick. To add batting, simply baste the batting pieces to the back of the two outer stocking pieces and then assemble the stocking as normal.
- You can also quilt the batting to the outer layer by sewing straight lines horizontally down the stocking.
- If your cuff fabric is too thin for your liking (sturdy cotton or quilting fabric works great, muslin is a bit thin), use 2 pieces of it, stacked on top of each other, to add thickness. Stitch as normal.
Christmas Stocking Pattern
Sewing Level: Beginner
Time: 1 hour
Seam Allowance: 3/8″
Supplies to make 1 stocking:
Stocking pattern: download my free pattern here. It prints on 5 pages and all you have to do is cut and tape the pieces together. The cuff piece is separate.
1/2 yard fabric for stocking
1/2 yard fabric for lining
1 (5.5″ x 19.5″) piece of fabric for cuff
1 (19.5″) piece of trim (bias tape, fabric, lace, etc.)
1 (2″ x 6″) piece of fabric for loop (stocking hanger)
You’ll need 2 out of the outer fabric, and 2 out of lining fabric. You will also need a cuff piece and loop piece.
- Sew around the edges of the lining fabric with the right sides together. Leave the lining inside out.
- Sew around the edges of the outer fabric with the right sides together. Turn the stocking right side out. (As shown above)
- Place the inner stocking inside the outer stocking, with wrong sides facing each other and lining up side seams.
Trim for Cuff:
- If you’d like to add a trim to the cuff of the stocking, you can do that right now. I used a piece of lace trim so I folded the bottom edge over, pressed it flat with an iron, then folded it once more and stitched the lace to the back of the cuff, over my folded hem. (photo 1 above)
- If you don’t want to add trim, just fold the bottom edge over 1/4″, press with an iron, then fold over once more and stitch in place to create a hem.
- Fold the cuff in half with the wrong side of the fabric facing out. Stitch the side seam. Turn right side out. Set aside.
- Fold loop (stocking hanger) piece in half (1″ wide) with the wrong side of the fabric facing out. Stitch the side seam. Turn right side out. Iron flat.
- Fold the loop in half and pin it inside the stocking on the side seam and line up the raw edges.
- Tuck the cuff inside the stocking with the right side of the fabric facing the lining fabric. The top of the cuff lining up with the raw edge of the stocking, and the side seam lining up with one of the stocking side seams. The loop (stocking hanger) will be between the lining fabric and cuff. Pin in place. (photo 2 above)
- Stitch around the entire top edge. Stitch over the stocking loop a few times, going forward and in reverse, to reinforce the seam.
- Pull the cuff out of the stocking and fold over the stocking. (photo 3 and 4 above)
I’m thinking that we may need to change up our stockings next year. These would be fun in a variety of striped holiday colors!
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