Simple Christmas Stocking With Pattern & Tutorial

Learn how to sew a simple Christmas stocking with this easy-to-follow pattern and tutorial. The holidays are just around the corner, get creative and save money by making your own personalised Christmas stocking for less than $5.

Floral Christmas stocking hanging on wall with fairy lights

Christmas stockings are a thoughtful way to hang gifts around your home or to fill them with small presents and cards to give to family and friends.

Try baking homemade cookies like these chocolate chip cookies, shortbread cookies, or pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to wrap up and put into these Christmas stockings. 

Why not make an all-natural coffee body scrub or a sugar lip scrub for the beauty lovers in your life? Make a gift by sticking them in a Mason jar and printing off the gift tags from my resource library. Simply sign up to my mailing list to get the password.

Because these stockings are easy to sew, you can make several for yourself or your family in a single afternoon. Christmas can be an expensive time of the year, so many people would appreciate a thoughtful gift like this. Plus, it’s sometimes nice to switch up the Christmas décor after years.

If you enjoy sewing, you might enjoy making Christmas decorations that you can hang around your house or on your Christmas tree.

This Christmas stocking sewing pattern is a pdf and can be scaled up or down to make different-sized stockings if you’d like a variety.

Christmas stocking made in floral red cotton hanging on wall

Materials & Tools you will need

50 x 112cm Main stocking fabric
50 x 112cm Lining fabric
Cuff fabric – either a fat quarter or scrap fabric
Ribbon or lace
Stocking pattern (visit the resource library)
Thread
Sewing machine
Fabric shears
Chalk

Fabrics for making Christmas stockings

How to make a simple Christmas stocking

Step One: Print off the pattern

To get started, download the stocking pattern from my resource library.

This pattern is a PDF designed to be printed at home using an A4 or letter-sized printer. Before printing, confirm the file is set to ‘actual size’ or ‘100% to scale’. Double check that it is NOT printing ‘scale to fit’ as it will come out the wrong size!

To check that the pattern is printing to size, measure the scale square on the first page of the pattern before printing off the entire document. Print off the remaining pattern if it’s the correct scale.

Step Two: Assemble the pattern

To assemble the pattern, begin with page 2 and cut off the left-hand side border. Align the pages matching up the diamonds and lines to get the pattern placed correctly and glue or tape down.

Follow the diagram to assemble the remaining pattern together and cut out the pattern pieces. 

Christmas stocking layplan

Step Three: Cut out the stocking

Cut out the fabric as below:

Front & Back Main – Cut one pair
Front & Back Lining – Cut one pair
Top Cuff – Cut one pair

Cut a piece of ribbon 20cm long to hang the stocking from. 

Step Four: Make the top cuffs

Start sewing by folding the top cuff pieces in half along the notches. Press with an iron to crease the fold.

Pin the cuff to the top edge of the main stocking, right sides together. Repeat for the other side.

Cuffs folded over and pressed flat

Step Five: Sew the cuffs and lining

Next, pin the lining to the main stocking, right sides together—repeat steps for the other side of the stocking.

Pinning the lining to the main

Using a 1cm seam allowance, sew the top edge of the main stocking and lining together. Repeat on the other side.

Tip: Make sure the stockings face the same way before sewing them together.

Lining and main stocking fabric attached

Step Six: Sew the stockings together

Open up the stockings flat. Place them right sides together, matching up the top seams and pin. Make sure to fold the cuffs to the outside of the stocking.

Pinning the lining and main stocking pair together

Sew all the way around with a 1cm seam allowance leaving a 5cm gap in the lining to turn the stocking through to the right side.

5cm gap in the seam

Step Seven: Turn the stocking inside out

Turn the stocking through the 5cm gap in the lining to the right sides. Edge stitch the hole closed.

Push the lining inside of the outer stocking. Make sure it’s sitting flat and in place. Press the stocking all over with your iron.

Stocking lining turned inside of the main

Step Eight: Attach the ribbon

You can hang this stocking by folding a ribbon in half and stitching it at the top side seam.

Blue ribbon across stocking for hanging

Step Nine: Hang!

Now you can hang your new Christmas stocking up or fill it with gifts for friends. 

Yield: 1 Stocking

Simple Christmas Stocking Pattern & Tutorial

Simple Christmas Stocking Pattern & Tutorial

Learn how to sew a simple Christmas stocking with this easy-to-follow pattern and tutorial. The holidays are just around the corner, get creative and save money by making your own personalised Christmas stocking for less than $5. Christmas stockings are a thoughtful way to hang gifts around your home or to fill them with small presents and cards to give to family and friends.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Materials

  • 50 x 112cm Main stocking fabric
  • 50 x 112cm Lining fabric
  • Cuff fabric – either a fat quarter or scrap fabric
  • Ribbon or lace
  • Thread

Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric shears
  • Chalk

Instructions

    1. Step One: Print off the pattern
      To get started, download the stocking pattern from my resource library.
      This pattern is a PDF designed to be printed at home using an A4 or letter-sized printer. Before printing, confirm the file is set to ‘actual size’ or ‘100% to scale’. Double check that it is NOT printing ‘scale to fit’ as it will come out the wrong size!
      To check that the pattern is printing to size, measure the scale square on the first page of the pattern before printing off the entire document. Print off the remaining pattern if it’s the correct scale.
    2. Step Two: Assemble the pattern
      To assemble the pattern, begin with page 2 and cut off the left-hand side border. Align the pages matching up the diamonds and lines to get the pattern placed correctly and glue or tape down.
      Follow the diagram to assemble the remaining pattern together and cut out the pattern pieces.
    3. Step Three: Cut out the stocking
      Cut out the fabric as below:
      Front & Back Main – Cut one pair
      Front & Back Lining – Cut one pair
      Top Cuff – Cut one pair
      Cut a piece of ribbon 20cm long to hang the stocking from.
    4. Step Four: Make the top cuffs
      Start sewing by folding the top cuff pieces in half along the notches. Press with an iron to crease the fold.
      Pin the cuff to the top edge of the main stocking, right sides together. Repeat for the other side.
    5. Step Five: Sew the cuffs and lining
      Next, pin the lining to the main stocking, right sides together—repeat steps for the other side of the stocking.
      Using a 1cm seam allowance, sew the top edge of the main stocking and lining together. Repeat on the other side.
      Tip: Make sure the stockings face the same way before sewing them together.
    6. Step Six: Sew the stockings together
      Open up the stockings flat. Place them right sides together, matching up the top seams and pin. Make sure to fold the cuffs to the outside of the stocking.
      Sew all the way around with a 1cm seam allowance leaving a 5cm gap in the lining to turn the stocking through to the right side.
    7. Step Seven: Turn the stocking inside out
      Turn the stocking through the 5cm gap in the lining to the right sides.
      Push the lining inside of the outer stocking. Make sure it’s sitting flat and in place. Press the stocking all over with your iron.
    8. Step Eight: Attach the ribbon
      You can hang this stocking by folding a ribbon in half and stitching it at the top side seam.
    9. Step Nine: Hang!
      Now you can hang your new Christmas stocking up or fill it with gifts for friends.


Notes

Why not make an all-natural coffee body scrub or a sugar lip scrub for the beauty lovers in your life? Make a gift by sticking them in a Mason jar and printing off the gift tags from my resource library.

Because these stockings are easy to sew, you can make several for yourself or your family in a single afternoon. Christmas can be an expensive time of the year, so many people would appreciate a thoughtful gift like this. Plus, it's sometimes nice to switch up the Christmas décor after years.

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