Christmas Stocking How To

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This Free Christmas stocking how to comes in two sizes!  You can make a cute Santa stocking to bring holiday cheer to all ( well even more if you fill it up with fun treats)

Materials you will Need:
A printed out version of this pattern.
5/8 yards fleece or felt for large ( 1/3 for small) *
1/4 Fur trim or contrasting material
thread
Extra ribbon/ buttons for decorating
Iron on Adhesive (like Heat n bond, Wonder Under) for applique (optional)
* You can replace the fleece for cotton or all flannel – this pattern works with other fabrics!


Download the free pattern here.

You can get a free copy of Adobe reader here. By downloading  you are agreeing to pattern terms of use. Click the picture of the pattern envelope to download the .pdf !
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Video Tutorial here, written below:

1 – Cut out the Pattern

 

Christmas Stocking How To by  www.fleecefun.com There are multiple are multiple sizes to this pattern.  Pick the size you wish to make.
For the advanced version of the stocking we will be making a lining, as well as applique for the toe and heel (the applique is optional)

Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here) .

Design your stocking – decide what kind of cuff you want to go on your project as well as if you want the applique toe and heel.  Once you’ve decided cut out the pattern pieces you need.

Cut out 2 of the stocking (curly toe or basic) Cut out two of the lining in the same size (this will be the basic stocking whether you are making a curly toe or basic stocking). Cut out 4 of the  cuff. ( 2 of the main fabric and 2 of the lining.)

Cut one hanger (but a ribbon will work as well)

Tip:  To save money on fabric use a less expensive white muslin for the lining. and underside of the cuff.

 

1b – Continue to cut out the pattern

 

Christmas Stocking How To by  www.fleecefun.com If you are planing on having applique on the toe and the heel, you will need to first apply the iron on adhesive to the wrong side of the fabric.  Iron on, remove paper then cut out toe and heel pattern pieces.

Tip – be sure that you cut out the pattern in the direction you want your stocking to hang  if you are only adding it to one side.

 

1 c -

 

Christmas Stocking How To by  www.fleecefun.com Iron on the applique pieces and add any other embellishments at this time (i.e. ribbon or satin stitching).

 

2  – Begin to Sew!

 

Christmas Stocking How To by  www.fleecefun.com Place right sides of the stocking together, and using  a .25 inch (.6cm) seam allowance sew all the way around the stocking leaving the top open.  Do the same for the lining.

Trim the toe and snip slits along curves ( taking care not to cut through the seam) Turn exterior stocking right side out, leav lining with right side in.  Insert lining into stocking – wrong sides should be together, set aside.

3 – Make the cuff

Christmas Stocking How To by  www.fleecefun.com With right sides together,  sew the sides of the cuff, using a .25 seam allowance. do the same for the cuff lining.

Then with right sides together, place the cuff and the cuff lining together and  sew the bottoms together using a .25 seam allowance.
Trim points and flip right side out.

Note:  The bottom on the elf stocking is the triangles, the bottom on the basic is smaller than the top.

4 – Bring it all together.

Christmas Stocking How To by  www.fleecefun.com Take the hanger, and the cuff.  Fold hanger in half and pin at the seam above the heel on the inside of the stocking – loop should be towards the bottom.

Next take the cuff and place it inside the stocking so the right side is facing in (the right side of the cuff should be touching the wrong side of the stocking).

Using a .25 seam allowance sew all the way around the top of the stocking.  Then flip cuff right side out  and you’re finished!

 

Simple version with fleece or felt:

1 – Cut out the pattern

 

Christmas Stocking How To by  www.fleecefun.com There are multiple are multiple sizes to this pattern.  Pick the size you wish to make.
Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here .  Cut out 2 of the stocking (curly toe or basic).  For the cuff cut two as well out of a contrasting material (in the example I used fake fur.)

 

2 – Begin to sew

 

Christmas Stocking How To by  www.fleecefun.com Taking the two cuff pieces, place them right sides together and sew the short sides together using a  .5 seam allowance.  This should make a loop.  (if you desire you can turn under the side that will be the bottom of the cuff under .25 inches and sew – but it not necessary for fleece or felt.  Set aside.
If you are adding the heel and toe applique you should do that here.  If you are using felt or fleece – no adhesive is necessary.  If you are using cotton or flannel I recommend using an iron on bonding adhesive, (like Heat and Bond) to keep the applique in place.
Pin the heel and the toe into place. (if using cotton or flannel iron on) then using a zig sag stitch stitch along the inside curve of the heel and the toe – you may want to baste the other edges down – but they will be “sandwiched” between the other stocking side in a moment – so sewing twice is not necessary.

 

Sew the stocking together.  With right sides of the fabric together sew from the top all the way around leaving the top open.  Use a .25 inch seam allowance.

 

3- Put it all together

 

Christmas Stocking How To by  www.fleecefun.com Turn stocking right side out.  If making the curly toe stocking be sure to trim close to the seam and use something like a crochet hoot to help you turn the toe completely.
Take the hanger, and the cuff.  Fold hanger in half and pin at the seam above the heel on the inside of the stocking – loop should be towards the bottom ( or you can use ribbon).

Next take the cuff and place it inside the stocking so the right side is facing in (the right side of the cuff should be touching the wrong side of the stocking).

Using a .25 seam allowance sew all the way around the top of the stocking.  Then flip cuff right side out  and you’re finished!

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Angel Hickman Peterson

Creator, Editor and Author at Fleece Fun
Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, with a professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog www.FleeceFun.com, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
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Comments

  1. 1

    Cassandra says

    So cute! Thanks =) Can I make this with flannel instead of fleece? I’m online at Joann’s right now and they don’t have a huge selection of Christmas fleece but they have quite a bit of Christmas flannel. Thanks =)

  2. 3

    Beth says

    Hi! I LOVE you website! I am currently making the fleece mittens.. For my daughters school as extra pairs! I’m thinking about doing this stocking as well.. I just need the time.. :0) I love this pattern and all your videos are really easy to follow. I’m a new sewer.. So it’s great to have the videos. Just one thought for you, the older videos seemed to be a little easier to follow. I liked it when you would talk as you were showing the video. It made it very clear. Not that this video is not but if you could go back and look at the way you made the mitten video and the hat video, and try to follow the clarity of those, it would wonderful! And I know it seems a bit silly, but even when you talk about the materials needed, it was very easy to watch the screen and HEAR your voice rather than watch you name the materials and then have it flash back and forth. I swear, I’m not crazy, but I actually would go over it again and again, something just worked with the way the others were produced. I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE! The patterns and videos are amazing! It’s been a blast for me to start and finish a project! Thank you soooo much.. I’m a follower for life now! And sewer!!! Yay! Thank you!
    The happy sewer!

    • 4

      says

      Hi Beth,
      I’m always trying to find different ways of presenting material so people and follow along. Writing tutorials are hard – everyone follows directions differently! I’ll take a look at the videos and see what you mean. Thanks for your input and for being a loyal follower! :)
      – Angel

  3. 5

    Casey says

    These are way too cute! I will be dusting off the sewing machine this weekend. I want to find someone with an embroidery machine to put my grandchildrens names on the cuff part before I sew them together :) Thank you for the pattern

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