Christmas Stockings Tutorial

The perfect simple Christmas Stockings pattern to sew.

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.

Christmas stockings pattern

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 🙂

You can get a great selection of Christmas, holiday-themed and winter fabrics here.  They have a great selection of cheery festive fabrics and since they are all designer prints it's super easy to come up with a set that coordinates well.  Once you find one fabric you like, you can easily scroll to the bottom and find all of the other fabrics in the range that go with it – perfect and stress-free! Shop for Christmas fabrics.

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)

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Download the Free Pattern

You can download the pattern for this Easy Christmas Stocking from our account at Craftsy.

For help downloading and printing PDF patterns, please CLICK HERE.

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.

Christmas stockings pattern

Christmas stockings pattern

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.

Christmas stockings pattern

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

Christmas stockings pattern

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.

Christmas stockings pattern

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

Christmas stockings pattern

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

Christmas stockings pattern

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.

Christmas stockings pattern

9. Tuck the lining inside the stocking and press flat

Christmas stockings pattern

Looking for more Christmas Stocking ideas?  Check out this other So Sew Easy free pattern, tutorial, and video for how to make these fun scrappy quilted stockings with faux fur top over at Little House Living.


Or pick more Christmas sewing projects and ideas here.

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77 Responses to Christmas Stockings Tutorial

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  3. judy says:

    I should be easier to print the directions in a more compact form.

  4. Amysews says:

    You show the ribbon being placed at the seam on the outer stocking. It should be placed at the seam on the lining. Otherwise it doesn’t hang right.

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  7. Althea Conger says:

    When you download this pattern you get 3 pages.
    Page 1 has a color photo of the stockings.
    Page 2 tells you how to cut …BUT and VERY IMPORTANT, if you look at Page 2 you will see lines surrounding the words. This is the PATTERN for the TOP of the stocking.
    Page 3 is the pattern for the toe.
    So be sure to look at Page 2 carefully.

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  9. Denise says:

    Hello, I am having trouble figuring out how long to make the body of the stocking, when the pattern downloaded I only got the toe. How tall and wide is the body of the stocking. I see the cuff directions but not any directions how to cut out the body of the stocking. thanks

  10. Bunny says:

    I’ve been sewing for 70 years and never heard of FQ! Help. Do I just go to JoAnn and ask for one and hope they know??

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Bunny, FQ means Fat Quarter, it is a piece of cloth measuring 18″x22″. The “quarter” means a quarter yard. They are normally sold in bundles enough for a quilt or a small project. Here is the link to Joann’s that might help you out:

  11. Ruby says:

    Thanks for the pattern. I was able to make it last minute.

  12. amie says:

    I couldn’t figure it out either. I looked on you tube for a video. The cuff is actually followed long way with right sides out and then fold in have again and sew the side together. You turn the sticking right side out and put the cuff on it with the sewed seam at the back and the folded part on the bottom. Put your liner on and sew the top raw edge and then flip it around. Hope this helps.

  13. Kim says:

    I was looking for a simple stocking to make for the little girl I take care of to have at our house. Your pattern was simple and easy to follow. I make bags in a very similar way. I added a ruffle to the cuff and embroidered her name on it. Turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself.

  14. Catherine says:

    Please help – I can’t for the life of me understand how the cuff works! Do I cut two cuffs and if so when and where do I see them together? I’d like to appliqué something on the cuff but don’t know what way up to do it?

    • Sometimes when you just can’t work out how things go together (happens to me all the time), best way is just to follow the step by step instructions, and when you get to a place you aren’t sure of, either pin carefully or quickly hand baste that step and then move forward. You should soon be able to see later how things come together in the next steps and see if what you did was right or wrong. Then you can always go back and change it or sew it now things become clear. Hope that helps Catherine.

  15. Sam says:

    Thank you! The crafts store couldn’t tell me how to do a lining, and I don’t even own a sewing machine, but your pattern and clear instructions with pictures made this a snap with the help of some bonding. This was my first project ever and I am thrilled with the results.

  16. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    A new sewing machine would be nice

  17. 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!

  18. 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? 😉

  19. rothj258 says:

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. Jessica says:

    My wish do not fit in stockings 😉 Just hoping for peace for everybody

  24. Joyce Brown says:

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

  25. inspiredbyjune says:

    Great {and timely!} tutorial – thank you!

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

  27. Stacy says:

    The robes pattern is great

  28. Piroska says:

    Some Peek-a-Boo pattens would be lovely! 🙂

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

  30. Christine says:

    More time in my day!

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