Christmas Stocking

I’m so excited to share this project with you today! It has been quite a while since my last post and I am happy to finally share with you a fun holiday project.

Life and work caught up with me the last few weeks and it took the excitement of Christmas projects to motivate me to get back to sewing!

This is a quick easy Christmas Stocking.

It is fully lined and has a fold over cuff!

The free pattern is available in several sizes.

The pattern works great with flannel, fleece, and cotton fabrics.

If you enjoy this tutorial keep an eye out for future posts in which I’ll show you a few quick alterations to the same pattern.

SUPPLIES:

  • Coordinating Thread
  • Ribbon (4 – 8 inches)
  • 7/8 yard (or less) Fabric for the Outside of the Stocking (Cotton, Flannel, or Fleece)
  • 7/8 yard (or less) Fabric for the Lining and Cuff (Cotton, Flannel, or Fleece)
    • The project works best when the lining and outside fabrics are the same type of fabric.
    • The amount of fabric needed varies a lot depending on the size of the stocking you make and the direction you need to cut your fabric.
    • I recommend reviewing the pattern sizes in the table below if you would like more specific measurements.
    • Remember you will need two lining pieces and two outside pieces.

A bit more on yardage:

For instance, if I want to make a size small I know I need two pieces of outside fabric that will fit the pattern (which is 8 by 16.25 inches). If the direction of my fabric doesn’t matter 1/4 yard would work…but if I have to follow the selvage, for example on fabrics with words or a specific direction, I may need 1/2 yard.

Enjoy!

FREE PATTERNS:

Some viewers have had a difficult time downloading piece E from the 2XL pattern. If so, here is another version of just that piece.

Here are updated versions of the larger size patterns:

QUICK OVERVIEW:

DETAILED VIDEO INSTRUCTION:

ADDING EMBELLISHMENTS – The Burlap Stocking

ALTERING THE PATTERN – Contrasting Cuff

69 thoughts on “Christmas Stocking

    • Starr says:

      Am I supposed to print two of each pattern pieces? I see the dotted line Is for the lining fabric measurements but it goes inside and outside the solid line for main fabric.. not sure how to cut both sizes from one paperπŸ™ƒ

      • SewEvermore says:

        Hello! Yes, you print the pattern out twice. On one of the patterns cut on the solid line, this will be your pattern for the main fabric. On the other cut on the dotted line, this will be your pattern for the lining. Thanks for your question!

  1. Brenda Mobbs says:

    Thanks for the tutorial and free pattern. I’m looking forward to making the stocking. I have subscribed to your channel and notification bell.. looking forward to more tutorials
    Brenda

  2. Britni Van Curan says:

    How do you do a seam on the “bottom” of your cuff when doing a contrasting cuff? I’m guessing that isn’t needed on the sherpa you used, but I’m looking at doing this with several different types of fabric and need to make sure it’s as clean as absolutely possible. I’m thinking maybe inverted at the bottom of the cuff before attaching to the lining?

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hi! Thank you for your question. Just to clarify, do you need the “inside” or hidden section of the cuff (attached to the main fabric) to be the same fabric as well as the “outside” visible part of the cuff (attached to the lining)? If so, yes, I would split the main and lining pieces as shown in the video and then redraft the cuff pattern and do an inverted section at the bottom of the lining (eliminating the seam allowance in the middle). I would make the side that attaches to the main fabric just a smidge shorter than the outside, to accommodate for turning. After making quite a few I have noticed that different fabrics can act very differently. I found it a bit difficult to predict. I might try testing different types of fabric out on a small size sock to see how it goes πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy making the stockings!

  3. Rachael says:

    Do you have a file with the 2xl stocking that has a rounded toe (part E)? When I download this file it has a strange angled point instead of a round toe.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for letting me know! I have uploaded a different version of just that piece. I hope it works for you! It is at the bottom of the stocking pattern list on the Christmas Stocking page.

  4. Janet Dawson says:

    Good morning. Thank you for the tutorial. I’m very excited to make 12 stockings for my Bunco group! Unfortunately, I, too, am finding a problem with the bottom two pattern pieces printing out angular rather than round (for the toe and heel). I’m using a large size pattern. I’ve tried to download and print a couple of different ways but with the same angular result. Any suggestions?

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for letting me know! I can’t seem to identify the problem, but I tried uploading updated versions of the pdf files. Hopefully, that will help! The new patterns are posted in the pattern list on the Christmas Stocking page. Thanks!

      • Janet Dawson says:

        You are so thoughtful! Thank you so much for such a gracious and prompt reply! I look forward to making stockings!!!

  5. Bev McKay says:

    This is a great pattern, with easy to follow instructions. I made three large stockings out of minky, and appliquΓ©d names on the contrasting cuffs. Due to my imperfect cutting and sewing, they’re not all exactly the same size, but I’m very happy with how they turned out. Thanks so much for the free patterns and instructions!

  6. Odette Major says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these tutorials and patterns! I printed off a Large pattern a month ago, but forgot to print the second one for the lining. I tried last night but the Large is now a different size! And is much smaller than I wanted. Maybe it’s my end here. Anyway, I will try again to see if it was just a glitch. Thanks again for these lovely festive sock patterns!

  7. Benito says:

    Kind of a silly question. I’m a quilter and so used to 1/4in seams. Can I get away with a 1/4in seam or will it distort the project?

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thanks for your question! I’ve never tried it, but I don’t think it would be a problem. As long as the same seam allowance is used throughout I think it would work just fine πŸ™‚

  8. Hanna says:

    I’m very new to sewing and wanted to make stockings for me, my husband, and my son. I was looking at the medium pattern, however I’m not sure how much fabric I need to get of both the lining and the outside. I need to make 3 total. Can you help me out? Thank you so much for the informative tutorial!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question! If I was making 3 medium stockings I would purchase 1 1/4 yards (45 inches) of fabric for the exterior of the stockings and 1 1/4 yards of fabric for the lining of the stockings. I hope it works well for you! I apologize I didn’t see this sooner πŸ™‚

  9. Sam says:

    Hello,

    I really like your pattern and video! So helpful. I made a medium stocking and turned out great. I have read through the comment and I noticed some others have had issues with the bigger patterns. I know you updated them but I printed out the large and the “C” piece is off and maybe the “E” piece too. Just letting you know. Thank you for putting together the patterns and videos!

  10. Lori says:

    I’m new at sewing. I’ve made S size stocking on up to 2x. They all come together well except the L pattern. The liner material seems to be too wide, as theres a part where theatrical folds over on itself after I sew the two pieces together. Also, there’s excess material in the toe area. I did use picking shears around the foot part. I don’t k ow what else to do. Can you help me?

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question! I am sorry to hear that the Large did not turn out. It sounds as if the lining piece may be too big all around. One solution could be to sew the lining section again using a larger seam allowance. If the top of the lining matches the main fabric well, start sewing where they meet and then gradually increase the size of the seam allowance. For example, you could try using a 5/8 instead of a 3/8 all of the way around. If the toe area is still too large you could make it even larger there. Then, once the new seam is in place, trim off the excess seam allowance. The only other solution I can think of would be to unpick the stocking and cut the lining pieces smaller, and that is quite a bit of work. I hope this helps! I wish you the best!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question! What a sweet idea πŸ™‚ The XXL stocking is approximately 22 inches in length and 18.5 inches in circumference. I would check with the NICU to see what they allow and recommend for their precious little ones as they often have specific requirements and special needs.

  11. Laurie says:

    For cotton fabric, would you recommend a light iron on batting to make the stockings a bit fuller? I am new to sewing and appreciate your fantastic, instructional video and patterns.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question! If you are looking for a little bit of a fuller look and are planning to use regular cotton fabric. I would try fusible fleece on the back of your exterior pieces. I haven’t tried it myself, but have used it frequently on bags and such. I expect it would create a very nice finish and fullness, especially for larger stockings.

  12. Rebecca Hoibak says:

    Thank you for your tutorials they are extremely well made, thought out and presented! I am excited to make my first ever stocking!
    I do have a question, how would I incorporate wadding to the stocking with a quilted appearance?
    My plan is to make a large stocking based off of your template with a fur contrasting cuff.
    I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you πŸ™‚

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question! That will be so cute! What I would do is quilt a piece of batting/wadding to your exterior cotton fabric prior to cutting out the pattern pieces. First, cut a rectangle of cotton fabric and a rectangle of cotton batting the same size, large enough to accommodate two of the stocking pattern pieces, plus a little extra space just in case. Then I would sew those two pieces together in whatever quilting pattern you prefer. Then, use the new quilted fabric to cut out the stocking pieces. The lining would not be quilted, but it would allow you to have that great quilted look on the outside. I would test it out on scrap fabric first just in case. Not all machines appreciate batting on the bottom, so you may have to play with the best way to quilt the two layers together. Hope this helps! Happy Sewing!

  13. Roseann Dowdall says:

    Hello. Thank you for your stocking with contrasting cuff pattern and video. After completing all the steps, I turned over the contrasting cuff and the lining piece pulled up and no longer sat at the bottom of the stocking. I am having difficulty in understanding where I went wrong. Is it correct that only the lining piece should be cut on the “cuff line fold with the addition of 3/8″? I understand that the cuff piece gets an addition of 3/8” also.
    I hope you can help. I would like to make four stockings with contrasting cuffs. Thank you very much.
    Rosie

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question! It sounds like you have it right. The main exterior fabric is cut using the full pattern and then only the lining is split at the cuff line to separate the cuff from the lining. The lining is cut slightly smaller than the exterior stocking to prevent bunching at the toe and heel but depending on the fabric choice and thickness as well as the size of the stocking, that difference could be more noticeable than with others. If this seems to be causing a problem with the way your stocking is sitting, I might try increasing the pattern extension for the lining or cuff a bit. Keep the seam allowance 3/8, but add a bit more length to account for the fabric lifted at the fold. For example, if you add 5/8 to the lining at the split, instead of 3/8, it should drop down1/4 inch more inside. Hope this helps! Wish you the best and Happy Sewing!

  14. DuffBrew says:

    I love your YouTube videos and this website! Thank you so much for all of these resources, I will soon search to see if you have a web shop or other ways that I can offer reciprocal support, but for now this nice comment will have to do.
    I am a middle-aged man that inherited a fancy tabletop Singer sewing machine from my grandmother and I am attempting to learn how to sew. My immediate goal is to sew my wife a Christmas Stocking that is similar to the one my other grandmother knitted for me.
    I was very lucky to find Learn Create Sew’s SewEverMore-Christmas Stocking project patterns and videos and I cannot wait to try to sew together a complimentary reproduction of my knitted stocking.
    Thank you again for all that you continue to do πŸ™‚ If I am successful with learning how to work this machine and correctly create and produce products, that I’ve sewn together myself…it will likely be a direct result of the guidance while studying at YouTube University’s Learn Create Sew videos produced by SewEverMore.
    πŸ˜‰
    Whether I end up successful or not, I am truly grateful for these resources to am attempting to develop a solid foundation for how to sew using my new-to-me fancy tabletop sewing machine.
    Thanks so much @SewEverMore &
    CHEERS! With much love,
    -Matthew (aka DuffBrew)
    Brew Bloggers Dot Net
    https://brewbloggers.net/

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your comment! I hope you will find my videos and patterns helpful as you learn to sew. I wish you the best in your endeavors and hope you enjoy working on the stocking πŸ™‚ Happy Sewing!

  15. Hannah says:

    If my cuff fabric is directional, I would want to trace the pattern on the cuff fabric upside down, correct? That way when it’s folded out for the cuff, the pattern on the cuff would be upright? Just want to make sure I’m thinking through this correctly before starting. πŸ™‚

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thanks for your question! Sounds like you have it right. The shorter edge of the cuff will be the top, and the longer edge will be the bottom. After it is attached to the lining, it will appear upside down until it is folded.

  16. Roseann Dowdall says:

    Hello,
    I believe that I am following your video instructions exactly; but I am not getting a good result, so I am doing something wrong. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me.
    I printed out your large Contrasting Cuff Christmas Stocking pattern and I’m using premium felt for the stocking, premium felt for the cuff and 100% cotton for the lining.

    When I got to the last step of pushing the lining down into the finished stocking, the lining was short over 3″. I made another stocking with the addition of 5/8″ to the lining at the split and it is still too short over 3″.

    After sewing all pieces together, the main stocking measures 20″ long including my 3/8″ seams, the lining measures 18″ long including seams and the cuff measures 4 1/4″ including seams. I did add the 3/8″ to the bottom of the cuff as instructed. Can you see a problem with these measurements?
    Also, the second time I printed out the large pattern for a friend a few days later it was smaller than the large pattern I printed out for myself. Both patterns were marked to be large. If you are aware of two large pattern sizes being different in size, I would like to find your pattern for the “larger” large size to print out again.
    Please help. Thank you very much.
    Rosie

    • SewEvermore says:

      Oh goodness, yes it definitely sounds like something is going wrong. I was imagining the lining being a ΒΌ or Β½ inch too small. Thank you for clarifying.
      I would double-check the sizing of the printed pattern pieces. It is possible that the printer is scaling the pattern. When you print the pdf check that it is printed at actual size, default, or 100%. Some programs will automatically scale to fit the paper or automatically use whatever the last print setting was, which can unfortunately alter the sizing.
      The large pattern in its entirety measured from top to bottom when printed and taped together should measure approximately 22 β…› inches.
      Since the lining and main patterns use the same base pattern their sizes should be very similar. Here are the details if it helps.
      When cut, the Lining pattern (prior to the cuff adjustment) should measure approximately 21 β…ž inches in height. This is also the height the lining and the cuff should be after they are joined together (measured inside out including seam allowance). The cuff pattern piece should be roughly 4 ΒΎ inches tall and the lining roughly 17 ΒΎ inches tall.
      The Main pattern when printed and taped together should measure approximately 21 β…œ inches in height. The fabric should measure the same when cut and sewn (measured inside out including seam allowance.)
      I would measure the paper pattern pieces before cutting out the fabric, and then I would also measure the main fabric and lining (including the attached cuff) prior to joining the two together at the top.
      Wish I could be there to help you! I wish you the best!

  17. Christine says:

    Is the black stocking in the pictures the Large, XL or XXL size? The YouTube tutorial was very easy to follow. I will be making these for my family this year!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you so much for your question! I appreciate your support πŸ™‚ The comments are turned off because my time is quite limited, and I wouldn’t be able to respond to a large volume in a timely manner. I hope to be able to open up comments in the future. I am so glad you enjoyed the video and pattern. Thank you!

  18. Pascale says:

    Wondering about your thoughts on this idea for securing the cuffs. Rather than seeing around the stocking at the fold line, I was thinking of doing β€œstitch in the ditch” on both side seams just the length of the cuff.

    By the way zi have watched loads of tutorials on a wide variety of projects and just wanted to commend you on the clear and precise directions you provide. I am very excited to make these stockings for the entire family. I plans to use stiff interfacing on quilting cotton, just to provide a bit more structure without the padding of fusible fleece.

    Thanks again!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for sharing! I am so glad the directions are clear and I hope you enjoy the pattern! In regards to stitching in the ditch to secure the cuff, I think that would work well for most fabrics, especially in the smaller sizes. I think that would work great for quilting cotton. However, there may be some fabrics, such as velvets, that may be too soft to stay upright without horizontal stitches to keep them in place. In those cases it may be necessary to stitch on the fold line. I hope this is helpful! Happy Sewing πŸ™‚

      • Pascale says:

        My thoughts exactly. Great for quilting cottons but for other fabrics, stitching at the fold would be best. Thanks again for your pattern and tutorial!

  19. Marilyn Rios says:

    Thank you so much for this easy pattern and tutorial!! I searched and searched for a stocking pattern and yours was by far the easiest to understand!! I completed 8 stockings yesterday!

  20. monie says:

    LOVE the size of patterns! If you can figure out how to get it to work with layers on adobe acrobat you definitely have your self a winner. We wouldn’t have to reprint everything just the part we need.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your suggestion! I have used layers with Illustrator, but never acrobat. I will look into that πŸ™‚

  21. Char Johnston says:

    I made my first stocking today, it turned out pretty nice. I’m curious though, why is the liner slightly longer on the top then the outer piece? I tried to sew it with the seam being even on top, but then it puckered .

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thank you for your question! It has been a while since I made the pattern, but if I recall I believe I made the lining longer to accommodate the fold at the top. Since the lining is on the outside and the main fabric is on the inside when the cuff is turned, making the main fabric bit shorter prevents the excess fabric from bunching up underneath the fold. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

  22. Carol Bircham says:

    Thank you souch for this pattern. I made them for my class, personalised them using my cricut and filled them for their Christmas gifts. I enjoyed making them so much, I made lots more for all my friends children. Your tutorial is brilliant and easy to follow. Thanks again and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s