Are your ready for the holidays? I still have some shopping to do and plan to go out tomorrow to finish it. It is only one short week from today that Santa will be coming and filling these stockings with lots of toys and goodies from his sleigh. Read on for a great Christmas stocking pattern for you to make for your fireplace.
I made them over the weekend to replace smaller stockings we used to use that didn’t hold many of the little things that Santa brought in years past. I also wanted new ones since the previous stockings were red and green and didn’t go with the color scheme in my family room anymore. All the fabrics I used are leftovers from previous projects – you may recognize a few – sofa slipcovers, draft stopper, sofa throw, and a few from projects I have not posted yet.
I have included a printable .pdf of the pattern I used. It is in 3 parts.
For cuff – no pattern needed. Use a ruler to measure an 11” x 14” rectangle on your fabric.
If you have trouble printing out the .pdfs to the actual size: Open them as .pdfs. and use the % tab to size to 100%. -or- Depending on your browser, you may not be able to print from your browser because that does not give you scaling options. Download the files, then open them and use the “scaling to printable area, then print.
- Fabric for stocking
- Fabric for cuff and hanger. For cuff – cut out an 11” x 14” section from fabric. For hanger – cut a 6” x 3” strip.
- Matching thread
- Print-out of pattern – or use a stocking you already have as a pattern.
- Embellishments – pom-pom trim, pretty pins, ric-rac, jingle bells
- Straight pins
Print out 3 .pdfs of pattern. Top, Center, and Bottom. Match up the “X’s” on the pattern and tape together. Cut out on lines. Place cut-out pattern on fabric and then cut fabric out. Make sure if you are using a fabric with only one printed side that it is facing the way you want it before cutting.
1. Pin right sides together of cut-out stocking.
2. Sew 5/8” seam around sides and bottom. Don’t sew top. Remove pins.
3. Cut an 11” x 14” section from fabric for cuff. Fold in half – long sides together and right sides out.
4. Lay fabric over top of stocking.
5. Match short sides together and pin. It should be about an inch larger than the top edge of the stocking. If it is too wide, you may need to trim.
6. Sew a 5/8” seam along short sides.
7. Press seam open.
If you want to add trim – sew or use fabric glue to attach it all around the bottom edge of the cuff
9. Place cuff – right sides out into stocking.
10. Pin to top edge of stocking.
11. Sew together.
12. Pull cuff out, up, and over top edge of stocking.
To make hanger:
Fold the two long sides of the strip to the center and press, then fold in half. Sew a seam along the folded strip.
Bring two raw ends together to create a loop and pin to the inside seam of stocking. Sew it on using a few rows of stitching for extra hold.
Hang. Mine is the green one with the pretty rhinestone pin. It matches the throw blanket on the sofa in my family room. I only had a little bit of the fabric left over, that is why the cuff is shorter than the other 3.
Are your stockings hung yet, eagerly waiting for Santa to fill them? For many more ideas on how to decorate for the holidays, click to my Holiday Project Gallery.