Christmas Stockings Tutorial – Seasonal Sewing Series

It’s Amy from Nap Time Crafters and Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop stopping in today. I love the holidays so I’m thrilled to be participating in this fun series. Today I have a tutorial and FREE pattern for Christmas stockings to share with you.

I want these to last a long time so I went with a very traditional design and fabrics and I went ahead and made 8 :) I want to have enough for our growing family plus some extras for holiday visitors or family pets. Better to make them all now and have them coordinate :)

 All of my materials for this project were generously provided by The Ribbon Retreat. They have a great selection of Christmas fabrics and since they are all designer prints it’s super easy to come up with a set that coordinates well. Here’s a great selection of some of my favorites to get you started:

For each stocking you need:

  • 1 FQ in your main fabric: I used prints from the Moda Aspen Frost line
  • 1 FQ in your lining fabric: I used muslin
  • 1 FQ for the cuff fabrics (1 FQ will be enough for 2 stockings): I used the Icy Tonal White from the same line
  • Ribbon for Hanging: I used Velvet in Scarlet Red
  • Fusible interfacing for increased durability (optional)


Download your FREE pattern here and let’s get started!

One page will print out portrait and the other page is landscape. Make sure you print at 100% and just tape the pieces together along the page edges. If your printer clips a bit off just draw it in. Don’t overlap the pages at all.

Use a 1/4″ seam allowance on all seams

If you are adding interfacing add it to the wrong side of the main stocking pieces before you begin.

1. Cut your cuff pieces to 14.5″ wide by 9″ tall. Fold in half with right sides together (RST) and the 9″ edges lined up. Sew the 9″ edges together forming a tube.
2. Bring the bottom edge of the cuff up so the tube is double thickness and the seam from step 1 is fully enclosed.

3. With RST sew the left and right stocking pieces together leaving the top edge open. Trim your seam making sure to clip into the seam allowance along the inside curve so it will lay well when turned. Turn right side out and press flat.

4. With RST sew the 2 lining pieces together leaving the top edge open and a 3″ gap along the bottom straight edge.

5. Slide the cuff over the stocking with all of the raw edges lined up along the top and the seam in the cuff at the back (heel edge) of the stocking. Cut a loop of ribbon (mine were 7″) and tack down both ends of the ribbon along the back seam. I just held everything else in place as I worked but you can baste along the entire top edge if you’d like.

6. Slide the stocking lining over everything with RST and sew around the entire top edge.

7. Turn the stocking right side out through the gap you left in the lining.

8. Tuck the raw edges of the lining inside and sew the gap shut. I just topstitched with my machine but for an invisible finish you could hand sew it shut.

9. Tuck the lining inside the stocking and press flat

If you’re looking for more holiday fun you might enjoy these posts :)


 Thanks for having me!



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Introducing Amy from Naptime Crafters

Amy is a WAHM mom with two toddlers and a baby on the way in the spring! She loves crafts of all kinds but sewing is definitely the favorite. You can follow all of her adventures on her blog Nap Time Crafters and shop her collection of children's sewing patterns at Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. You can find her at PinterestFacebook and Twitter.

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58 Responses to Christmas Stockings Tutorial – Seasonal Sewing Series

  1. Rachel says:

    Oh, I love the stocking tutorial! Thank you for sharing. I’d love to win this giveaway . . . I need some kiddo patterns! :-)

  2. Becky R says:

    I’m hoping to find my engagement ring in my stocking this year!

  3. VickiT says:

    Hmmmmm in my stocking this year? Do you think a new sewing machine might fit in there? I’d love to have a larger embroidery field to use for quilt blocks larger than 6×6.

  4. Lydia Varona Trainor says:

    I’m hoping to find a gift card to my favorite spa for a massage. Love the stockings.

  5. mamalusco says:

    Hoping for dark chocolates :)

  6. I’d love to find some fabric in my Christmas stocking, not that I need any more. I see this one’s only for US residents, but thought I’d enter, as I think Amy’s patterns are all PDFs. Hope that’s OK.

  7. Wnr61186 says:

    Love this! Thank you For sharing! I would love the number for a good babysitter in my stocking this yr! Sewing with young kids is painful :/

  8. Dawn says:

    I would love some sewing notions!

  9. CJ says:

    I’m hoping to find gift cards to all my fabric places I like to shop at. Hehe! :)

  10. Felicia says:

    In my stocking? A walking foot.

  11. diana stephens says:

    hoping for a kindle fire hd

  12. Gretchen says:

    I’m hoping for gift certificates to sewing related stores.

  13. Amy H says:

    I would love to find some new sewing patterns!

  14. Jayme Waye says:

    I’m hoping for more charms to my pandora bracelt and a couple infinity scarves. :)

  15. Connie says:

    All I want for Christmas is more fabric, lol! :)

  16. Rae Snyder says:

    I am hoping for a laptop or tablet. And Chocolate!

  17. Mary says:

    Cable tights!

  18. Monica Luedke says:

    I love Peek-A-Boo patterns!

  19. Sharon J. says:

    Some gift cards for fabric to make things for my baby boy (due Feb) would be great in my stocking!

  20. Ashley beal says:

    I want a gift cars for fabric!

  21. Michelle K says:

    Gift cards for fabric anywhere!! I have a serious addiction

  22. Anh-Chi Le says:

    Amy has the best patterns!

  23. ula says:

    Hope to win! Love PAB patterns. :-) thank you for the giveaway and the stocking tutorial

  24. Chelsi Biehl says:

    These are so much fun! I love homemade stockings!

  25. Lauren James says:

    I would love to find some nice shiny earrings in my stocking

  26. sherry says:

    5 peekaboo patterns ;)

  27. Alison Russell says:

    I love the stocking tutorial and I love pistachio nuts, so I’m hoping for a stocking filled with these :)

  28. Christelle says:

    I would love some peek-a-boo patterns !

  29. Terra says:

    An embroidery machine!

  30. Melissa says:

    In my stocking I would like gift cards to crafting stores, or maybe some beading supplies.

  31. Lisa Parez says:

    I’d love some new patterns to make myself something :D

  32. Jolien says:

    A cleaning elf…

    A girl can dream, right? ;)

  33. Debbie says:

    Great stocking tutorial and I love peekaboo patterns. They are great!

  34. Jenny Wisdom Ha says:

    I’d love to find an visa gift card so that I can buy fabric and patterns

  35. Jennifer says:

    Gift card to Hobby Lobby for art supplies!

  36. Terrie says:

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

  37. Sheri Nelson Fowler says:

    I’d like to find fabric and patterns in my stocking!!

  38. Mimi O says:

    I would love to see my engagement ring reset into a new setting. If not that…anything sewing related would be wonderful.

  39. Nicole U says:

    Camera! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  40. Christine says:

    More time in my day!

  41. My sewing room re-done!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your super cute stockings tutorial…. Appreciate ya!!
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  42. Piroska says:

    Some Peek-a-Boo pattens would be lovely! :)

  43. Stacy says:

    The robes pattern is great

  44. I really want a Brother Scan n Cut…maybe later if not Christmas. Thanks. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  45. Great {and timely!} tutorial – thank you!

  46. Joyce Brown says:

    We’ve already been blessed with brand new twin grandbabies born 5 days ago. I just want to fill their stockings!!

  47. Jessica says:

    My wish do not fit in stockings ;-) Just hoping for peace for everybody

  48. Cheryl says:

    Thank you! I am always looking for fun things to make to include in my Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts. This will be great.

  49. These are darling and have inspired me to finish the stockings I was going to make last year :) Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday. We’ll be featuring these over at Someday Crafts tomorrow. We hope you’ll stop by and party with again!

  50. melle says:

    I think this year I would just like to know my kidlet and hubbs got everything they wanted under the tree for a change. :)

    And maybe a gift card for fabric shopping. hehe.

  51. rothj258 says:

    Ive been looking for a stocking pattern. Thanks for sharing. I found you via Fluster Buster!

  52. I think I would like to find a serger in my stocking. Maybe a gift card for the local sewing machine dealer would fit better? ;)

  53. dezertsuz says:

    I don’t think there’s a stocking big enough for a longarm machine, so I’ll go with Lindt truffles. =) Thanks for the giveaway chance! I don’t do social media, so this is my one and only entry for five wonderful patterns!

  54. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    A new sewing machine would be nice

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