Every year during the holiday season I like to create something new to add to our holiday decorations. This year I made two sets of stockings and I wanted to share my DIY homemade stockings with you.
Learn to make easy Christmas stocking. These gorgeous Christmas stockings can be used to decorate and coordinate with your Christmas tree and decor.
Since it has been impossible to find one that coordinated with my DIY Farmhouse Christmas tree decorations I decided to make Christmas stockings, but first I needed to make the stocking pattern. I wanted it to be a basic stocking pattern so anyone could make one too.
How to Sew a Christmas Stocking
Sewing gorgeous handmade stockings are easy and quick. These are easy Christmas stockings to sew for everyone on your gift list. See this blanket ladder, Modern Farmhouse Christmas tree, ornaments in an earlier post HERE.
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To make the stocking pattern I used an old tattered felt stocking as my template.
DIY Christmas Stocking Fabrics and Tools
- Sewing machine
- Fabric marking pin
- Cover buttons
- Safety pins
- Face fabric 1/2 yard
- Lining fabric 1/2 yard
- Craft Fuse 1 yard
- Measuring tape
- Cut 2 pattern pieces from the face fabric (remember to flip it over after cutting the first side)
- Use the pattern and cut 2 pieces from the lining fabric
- Cut 2 pattern pieces from the Craft Fuse
- Next, Cut one cuff 9.5″ by 17″ (I used a contrast fabric)
- Cut one hanger loop 5″ by 2″
- NOTE: 1/2″ seam allowances
- Pom pom trim
- Wooden Initials
Print and cut out the pattern then place it on the fabric and pin down. Cut out all of the fabric pieces for the stocking, cuff, and hanger loop.
After cutting out the cuff fold the cuff over in the center of the long side with right sides together pin the short side. Note: I placed a safety pin on each cuff piece since I wanted the nap of the fabric to be sewn in the same direction.
Next, trim about a 1/4″ around the Craft Fuse and center it and iron (fuse it to the wrong side of the lining pieces) and mark with fabric marker a 5″ opening.
Ironing the hanger loop in half with the right side out then turn in the sides to the pressed center and press again pin and sew.
Pin the stocking pieces with right sides together and sew leaving the top open. Do the same for the lining (note leave a 5″ opening to turn)
To encourage the seams to lay flat clip the curves close to the stitching line (be careful not to cut the stitches).
Sew the lining together while leaving the top open and the area marked in blue.
Assembling the stocking
Fold the long side of the cuff with right sides out and pin to the stocking face fabric at the top opening and bast in place. Then add the hanger loop folded in half and stitched at the heel side of the cuff top.
Next, slide the front of the stocking into the lining with the right sides of fabric facing each other.
After the top of the stocking is sewn together turn and pull the face fabric with the cuff out of the 5″ opening in the lining then sew the five inch opening closed.
I wanted to add self-covered buttons for embellishment, hence I cut the fabric circles out using my button making tool.
Then I placed the button and fabric circle in the machine and pulled the handle down and my button is covered in the face fabric effortlessly.
I placed two buttons on the cuff to decide on the placement and once I was satisfied with the placement I marked the fabric. To attach the buttons I hand sewed them in place, however, they could be glued in place.
The white chalk pencil marks are the button placement at 2″ in from the side seam and 1 1/4″ from the top and bottom of the cuff.
Once all the stockings were finished I removed the safety pins. I used a velvet ribbon to tie the Christmas stockings to the blanket ladder my husband built (that post is coming this week so please subscribe HERE to receive it in your inbox) for stocking, quilts and blankets. I am really enjoying this rustic Farmhouse blanket ladder for Christmas stocking display and I am looking forward to using it for cozy winter blankets and quilts.
My Inspiration for the Rustic Blanket Ladder and Christmas Stockings
See my video about my inspiration from DIY ornaments:
These stockings are a part of my Christmas decorating. Therefore, they have to coordinate with my other Christmas decorations.
With that in mind, I had to make two sets so they would coordinate with the different rooms. This idea is in contrast to the way we used our store-bought stockings while I was a child. My name rubbed off so my mother used fabric paint and glitter to replace my name.
Everyone’s stocking looked different. We did not put them up until Christmas Eve so they were not considered Christmas decorations.
Stockings are perfect for little gifts and sweet goodies.
Faux Fur Stockings
These stockings were made from the same stocking shaped pattern as the ones above. Instead of using plain fabric for the cuff, I used faux fur.
I wanted to make personalized stockings, for this reason, I added wood initials tied on with bakers twine and red velvet ribbons.
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See you soon,