The holiday season is in full swing. So it’s time to sew some simple Christmas stockings.
Today I’m going to be sharing with you how to sew a simple Christmas stocking. Stockings make great gifts for family, friends and loved ones.
I’ll be showing you how easy it is to make your own pattern from a stocking you may already have, or you can feel free to download the pattern I created for this tutorial. Both are very simple.
You can watch the video tutorial here:
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Supplies you’ll need to create your Christmas stockings:
Let’s go over what you’ll need to sew these simple stockings.
- You’ll need an old stocking or the pattern I provided above. Either will work for this tutorial.
- Fabric. You’ll want some fabric for the exterior, coordinating fabric for the lining of your stocking.
- A piece of fabric for the band around the outside.
- Ribbon or a small scrap of fabric that you can make a loop to hang your stocking from.
- Sewing machine.
- Thread (contrasting or coordinating-it’s up to you).
- Pins or clips (optional-but I prefer to have them).
- Cutting Mat (optional if you have a safe cutting surface).
Let’s begin making our simple Christmas stockings.
Step 1: Download your pattern or get a stocking you’d like to use as a pattern.
If you are using an old stocking for your pattern, you can skip the downloading part.
Begin by downloading your FREE pattern if that’s what you’re going to want to use. Cut out the pattern pieces (4 separate pieces of paper) and tape them together accordingly.
NOTE: When printing your pieces, make sure you print to scale and NOT at 100%. Otherwise, the pieces really won’t fit together.
Match up the lines the best you can and tape. Once you have this done your ready to cut out your fabrics.
Step 2: Choose your fabrics.
You can pretty much use any fabrics you want to construct your stockings. I typically use a 100% linen or quilting cotton but flannel fabric is also really nice. You’ll need a fabric for the exterior, fabric for the interior as well as for the band on the outside.
I really enjoy picking fabrics for my projects-one of my favorite parts of the whole creative process is putting colors and prints together. SO have fun with it!
Now is a great time to check your local big box craft stores for holiday printed fabrics and themed fabrics too. Most of them have these fabrics 50% off!! Don’t forget to take your coupons for an extra discount (applicable at certain stores only).
Check out the full Christmas tutorials playlist:
Need a quick gift idea? How about this Kitchen Apron. You can watch the tutorial here too!
Pattern and written tutorial also. Just visit the search bar on the home page of this site and type “apron” in the search bar.
Happy sewing and crafting friends!