10 Free Christmas Stocking Pattern Tutorials
However you celebrate and whoever you celebrate with for the holidays, stockings are a wonderful touch. If you enjoy sewing or other crafty pursuits, making your stockings can be a very fun project. Here are just a few patterns to get you started.
All of these stocking patterns are for fabric stockings. Many of them involve sewing skills. There are a variety of sewing skill levels here. I have not included any patterns for crochet, knit, or counted cross-stitch stockings, all of which are available in abundance online and could each have a hub of their own. I may consider writing about one or all of them in the future. For now, happy sewing!
Christmas Stocking Tutorial
This personalized stocking tutorial is a wonderful option for children's Christmas stockings. Having done some word embroidery like this for counted cross-stitch process, I recommend using a letter pattern and doing some light tracing on your fabric before sewing. Take your time and don't be afraid to rip out and redo stitches. If you want to skip this sewing step, you can consider iron on or pre-cut letters. Aside from the lettering, this project is fairly straight forward. I love the button/ribbon detail for the loop. For more information and photos for this pattern, check out this post.
Martha Stewart has a neat tutorial for repurposing or upcycling old sweaters into stockings. I love how different sweater details (cuffs, buttons, collars, etc.) will create a different looks for each stocking. Martha encourages you to use sweaters that have lots of these interesting details to create one of a kind stockings. There are several considerations in the directions for different types of fabric and sweater details.
Barefoot, Fancy Boot, Elf Boot, and Ballet Slipper Stockings
This great post includes instructions for four different fun stockings: fancy boot, elf boot, barefoot, and ballet slippers. You'll have to click on the link to see all of the pictures. One is more awesome than the next. I especially love the painted toenails on the barefoot stocking. There are so many fun custom possibilities for all of these designs. Enjoy the detail element of these stockings.
Sparkly, Happy, No Sew, Christmas Stocking
These little stockings cannot be overstuffed but they are so darn cute. The author chose not to sew hers and was happy with the security of the glue, but you can choose to sew yours. For those of you who enjoy playing with scrapbook paper and ribbon (like me), this is for you. I love how she decorated hers with candy, too. I think that even if you don't use these as your primary Christmas Day stuffed to the brim for the kids stockings, they would still make a very fun decoration.
There are a number of Christmas stocking tutorials online that show how to make this type of stocking with a single fabric for the base and then a different fabric for the edging. It's a beautiful effect. You can have fun choosing coordinating fabrics in any color palette that you like. I love the ribbon detail, too. You can add other embellishments as well.
Personalized Kids Christmas Stocking
If you are looking for a Christmas stocking pattern for kids with personalization options, this is for you. This cute pattern includes space for a kid's name, snowman and Christmas tree details, and kid specific personalization (i.e. hobbies, interests, etc.). I love the toe and heel details as well as the pom poms. I also adore the button/charm set (available at Michael's) that the author used for embellishment. I have used it several times myself in my jewelry designs. It's always been well received.
Burlap Stocking Tutorial
if you want to use a different type of material for your stockings, consider this burlap tutorial. The simple white trim and wooden buttons pair perfectly with the rough fabric. The stocking is beautiful filled with evergreens and pine cones as pictured although it is perfectly functional as a Christmas morning stocking, too.
Strip Pieced Christmas Stocking
This is not the quickest stocking project, but it is well worth the effort. For those of you who enjoy sewing piece work, especially when it involves choosing gorgeous fat quarters, this one is for you. If you haven't attempted something like this before, never fear. The author takes you through all the steps of the piece work with detailed photos. The effect here is so adorable.
Felt and Fabric Stockings: 3 Patterns
This post includes a template that you can use for all three stockings. It's simply a stocking pattern with no templates for any of the details. As you are on your own to design, cut, and attach all of the details, this is not a pattern for beginners but can certainly be a fun, more involved stocking project for more advanced sewers. I especially love the button stocking. If you have a great button collection, you can have a lot of fun choosing just the right ones for a Christmas stocking.
Quilted Ruffled Stockings
This is another great stocking pattern for those who really enjoy the sewing aspect of this type of project. The author walks you through the process of creating the ruffling and stripes with detailed written instructions and photos. I love the solid fabric that she used for the back, too. It completes the quilt feel of these stockings.
Easy Christmas Stockings Tutorial | CookingAndCrafting
How to Make a Christmas Stocking | TheCraftyGemini
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More Christmas resources from the author.
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