Easy to Sew Christmas Stockings – Tutorial
These are Easy to Sew Christmas Stockings that you can make in several different sizes. This is a beginner project so just about anyone can make this super simple project.
What you will Need: Easy to Sew Christmas Stockings
- Approximately 1/4 yd. of main fabric depending on the size of the stocking you choose to make. You can use a fat quarter or go for better quality fabrics like I chose by going into your remnant bin at your local fabric store. *
- Less than 1/4 yard of contrasting fabric for the cuff and the loop for hanging the stocking.
- Less that 1/4 yard of h weight interfacing for the cuff.
- Matching thread
- Christmas Stocking Pattern Pieces
- Standard sewing items such as pins, clips, scissors, and sewing machine
Step 1: Easy to Sew Christmas Stockings
Cut out pattern pieces and tape the small rectangle to the larger stocking piece and tape them together. Once the stocking pattern is one full piece, pin it to your main fabric and cut two pieces out. Make sure that the
Next, pin the cuff piece to your contrasting fabric and cut out the cuff piece. Then cut another piece using heavy weight interfacing.
Step 2: Easy to Sew Christmas Stockings
Pin the two stocking pieces right sides together and sew all the way around using a 3/8″ seam. Turn the stocking so that the right side is facing out. Then take the cuff piece and sew the short ends together.
Once you have finished the cuff proceed to making the loop. Simply fold the loop piece in half long ways pressing the fold. Open the loop then fold the raw edges into the center, pressing again. Then fold the sides together using the first fold. Sew a seam up each side of the loop to create a professional finish.
Step 3: Easy to Sew Christmas Stockings
Take the loop piece and fold it in half so that the short ends meet. Pin, baste, or sew the loop onto the heel side of the stocking so that the raw edges are together.
Once the loop is in place take the cuff piece and fold it in half with wrong sides together. Place the cuff piece over the stocking and the loop so that all raw edges meet.
Sew around the top of the stocking using a 1/4″ seam.
Flip up the cuff so that the raw edges are on the bottom and out of view. The loop is now visible and your stocking is complete.
- Remnant Bin: Most fabric stores have a remnant bin where they sell fabric that is a yard or less that remains at the end of a bolt. These remnants are sold at a lower price than the regular price for that fabric. At my local fabric store all remnants are sold at 50% off. A few times a year they are sold at 75% off. I stock up on remnants throughout the year because there are many things that you can sew with less than a yard of fabric so keep remnants in mind the next time you are in your favorite fabric store.