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

35 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.

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