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Best Christmas Stockings to make for Christmas 2017

Updated on October 30, 2017

Can you sew? Why not make these superb homemade Christmas Stockings?

The best Christmas stockings become family heirlooms. Here are the best Christmas stockings to decorate your home at Christmas.

If you love crafting, and are good with a needle, you can make your own beautifully crafted Christmas stockings from one the of the many Christmas stocking kits available right now. You need plenty of time to make these wonderful gifts, so now is the time to plan and start on your Christmas stockings .

There is another alternative if you order your Christmas stockings early, which is personalized Christmas stockings . where you pick a design, and the makers will embroider the name of the recipient on the stocking for you. This Christmas stocking will look homemade, but someone else will have done the hard work. You take the credit!

A beautiful Christmas stocking makes a great gift that will be treasured for years. Vintage look Christmas stockings , hung on the wall or the fireplace, are an important part of the Christmas decorations.

There is a lot of choice out there, so here I've narrowed the hunt for the best Christmas stockings down to my own favorites.

You need to think about Christmas stockings right now to have the best Christmas stockings ready to hang for Christmas .

Photo thanks to Wikimedia commons

Christmas stockings
Christmas stockings

Which is the best Christmas stocking for you to buy this Christmas?

Ask yourself- am I crafty?

If you love to sew, knit and make your own gifts, then there are so many wonderful craft kits to help you make your own very special Christmas stockings.

If you are planning on making a cross stitch Christmas stocking or a needlepoint Christmas stocking for Christmas you need to get started right now. There is a lot of work involved in these very special Christmas stockings, but they will be truly treasured for years to come.

I love the felt work applique kits. There are lots of designs to choose from.

As a knitter . I'm going to knit a Christmas stocking this year. I'll show you some great patterns.

You can If you give one of these homemade Christmas stockings as a gift, you know that they will be truly appreciated.

Maybe you have young children or grandchildren who would love to bring this very special Christmas stocking out year after year.

My own children are now in their 30s, but they still have the homemade Christmas stockings that their grandma made for them 25 years ago.,

Photo of children hanging Christmas stockings thanks to wikimedia commons

Do you love needlepoint and cross stich? Then these are for you!

You'll have hours of fun making these classic Christmas stockings.

I wish I was good with a needle- I would love to be able to make these gorgeous Christmas stockings.

If you love cross stitching, why not turn your talents to making these homemade, handmade beautiful Christmas stockings?

These counted cross stitch kits contain everything you need to make a special Christmas gift.

I think this is a great way of using your talent with a needle, and you'll be making something very special for Christmas..

From Dimensions Needlecrafts- great cross stitch kits for Christmas stockings - Use your talents to make the best Christmas stockings.

I wish I had learnt to cross stitch. These are just fabulous Christmas stockings. I've picked my favorite design, but there are so many more I was spoiled for choice.

This Holy Night design is the top rated cross stitch stocking , with users rating it 5 star on Amazon. They love the way the kit is organized, and the design is stunning. You will be making a real heirloom, but be warned, the stitches are small, this will take you some time, and you do need experience to make this item. It is not for beginners.

There are many other designs available from Amazon, and You can see the full range of Dimensions Cross Stitch designs by clicking through this link. If you prefer a secular design, you can pick various Santa and Snowmen designs.

If you prefer needlepoint to cross stitch there are more kits from Dimensions to suit you..

This is a new design and has been given a 5 star review by someone who had made lots of needlepoint stockings and was looking for a new design for a new grandchild. She bought this back in May! You do still have time to make this for Christmas , but start soon!

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Are you in the UK or Europe? If so, Readers in the UK can buy a great range of Christmas Stocking kits by clicking here

Felt work kits are amazing. Look at these fabulous stockings you can make.

I have not got the patience for needlepoint and cross stitch, but I can sew, and I have a new grandchild so I'm going to try making him one of these wonderful felt applique Christmas stockings.

I've picked three of my favorite designs here, but I was spoiled for choice. Bucilla offers an amazing selection of designs, and you can Click through here to see the full range of Bucilla Felt Applique kits

Look at the wonderful 3D effect on this fairy stocking

Now I have a little granddaughter I might try to make this delightful stocking.It looks hard to me! However, for experience needlewomen this is apparently quite easy to make.


Bucilla 18-Inch Christmas Stocking Felt Applique Kit, 85431 Sugar Plum Fairy
Bucilla 18-Inch Christmas Stocking Felt Applique Kit, 85431 Sugar Plum Fairy

Perfect for a little girl. There's nothing more to say!



A special Christmas stocking looks beautiful as a vintage Christmas decoration,and will become a treasured family heirloom.

This is how I want my Christmas stockings to look!

Isn't this lovely?

We don't all have a roaring fire, but this is the look I'm aiming for. We can dream, can't we?

Here are more pages that might help you with your Christmas planning. - I love Christmas. Here are more of my Christmas ideas.

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    • ElizabethSheppard profile image

      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      Have a great Christmas! My handmade stockings I did for the family have been split up now, but this lens gives me a great idea to make more. Thanks! ::::blessed::::

    • ElizabethSheppard profile image

      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I love homemade Christmas stockings with beautiful name decorations. When my daughter was young, we also liked the "expandable" stretchy stockings too, because you could squish the obligatory fruit, little toys, and other goodies into it too.

    • BarbRad profile image

      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I know we saved our Christmas stockings and I think they left home when we did to pass to our own children.

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      6 years ago

      Happy Christmas to you - it's never too early! I think the cowboy boot stocking is a hoot! Congrats on your purple star!

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Purple Star!!

    • Vikk Simmons profile image

      'Vikk Simmons 

      6 years ago from Houston

      There is a lot to choose from. Great assortment and fun to read.

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      6 years ago

      My favorites are those snowmen in 3d. Very cute.

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      I love Christmas, Christmas decor and Christmas stockings! Lovely selection of Christmas stockings.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Would you believe that I still hang the stocking that I had as a child? It is over 60 yrs old and it still makes me happy

    • Grasmere Sue profile imageAUTHOR

      Sue Dixon 

      6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @Camden1: It's hard to find the time when you have your own children too!

    • Camden1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I tried to make a Christmas stocking for my first child - I apparently thought that becoming a mom would somehow turn me into a crafty person! I ended up buying stockings for all 3 of the kids.


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