I love Christmas time, it’s my favourite time of the year. That’s why I’m sharing how to make a Christmas stocking with my free downloadable pattern.
I love driving out to our local Christmas tree farm and choosing a tree then spending the day decorating. Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh pine!
You may have seen my recent tutorial on how to create your own grain sack material? I have followed this tutorial to create my own festive grain sack fabric for this Christmas stocking tutorial.
This is a really fun beginner sewing project for those of you who are just starting out on your sewing journey.
My DIY grain sack fabric is really easy and affordable to make. I live in New Zealand and I find it really hard to find furnishing fabrics like ticking, grain sack and European linens within my budget. Creating something similar for a cheaper price is my best option.
This is another fun project that you can make with your kids during the holidays.
You can download my free printable Christmas stocking pattern by signing up to my mailing list below and print it off at home. It even has the sewing instructions clearly written on the pattern for you.
I recently shared another great tutorial on How To Make Christmas Decorations On A Budget. You can print off the template for these tree decorations using your home printer and start sewing right away.
HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS STOCKING VIDEO TUTORIAL:
HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS STOCKING PROJECT TIPS:
- Make your own grain sack fabric to add a rustic touch to your decor this year!
- Chose a contrasting fabric for the stocking cuff.
- Personalise your stockings by embroidering your family members names onto the cuffs.
- Use some fun, fluffy materials for the cuffs to create snow aesthetics.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS:
- 1/2m Main stocking fabric
- 1/2m Lining fabric
- 10cm Cuff fabric
- Ribbon or lace
- Sewing machine
- Fabric Shears
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HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS STOCKING:
Once you have downloaded and printed off the template, cut it out and pin it to the main fabric. Cut around the pattern.
You will need to cut out two pairs of stocking pieces. A pair of main fabric and a pair of the lining. I used calico as my lining fabric but you could use a festive print fabric.
Cut out a pair of stocking cuffs, which will go at the top of the stocking. I used a beige/red star fabric.
Fold one of the cuffs in half where the notches are. Pin the cuff to the main stocking right sides together at the top edge.
JOINING THE LINING:
Then place your lining on top of the main piece again right sides together and pin at the top. Repeat steps for the other side of the stocking.
*Make sure that you are making a pair so when we go to sew the stockings right sides together they will match up.
Sew the top edge of the main stocking and lining together with a 1cm seam allowance. Repeat on the other stocking piece.
Open up the stockings flat. Place them right sides together matching up the top seams, make sure the cuffs are folded towards the right side of the main fabric.
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.
Push the lining inside making it sit flat and in the right places. Press the stocking all over with your iron.
Pick a pretty ribbon or lace and pin it in place at the top of the stocking. This is how it will be hung up! Sew this down with a few stitches to hold securely in place.
I hope that you really enjoyed this tutorial on how to make your own Christmas stockings. I definitely had lots of fun making these for my home this holiday season.
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