No fireplace? No Problem with “No Hang” Christmas Stocking

christmas stockingHere's a free pattern and tutorial for a “no hang” Christmas stocking.  If like me, you don't have a fireplace (and don't feel like drilling holes in the walls) but you still have kids and family who love the tradition of Christmas stockings filled with small presents, this might be for you.  With this design, the stocking itself has enough support and is shaped in a way that it can stand up on its own instead of hanging.

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Life in the tropics is easy-going, but when Christmas comes, you really notice that the practice of hanging Christmas stockings on the fireplace mantel was borrowed from European cultures where it's very cold and they actually have fireplaces.  It was going to disappointing to the kids around our house to not participate in this wonderful tradition.  But even outside the tropics, I think fewer and fewer houses are being made with fireplaces, so I thought why not design a Christmas stocking that doesn't need to hang and that can simply be placed around the tree?

I think the concept worked out pretty well and these “no hang” Christmas stockings certainly do look good around our tree.  I really think the kids will enjoy these.  And it's also great to preserve some of the old Christmas traditions even though at 85+ degrees outside, it doesn't feel a whole lot like Christmas yet.

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  • 3/4″ of a yard of Minky fabric or fleece (see recommendations below)
  • 3/4″ fusible fleece
  • a rectangle of 20″ x 15″ of white faux fur
  • 3/4″ of deco bond or Pellon ultra firm stabilizer
  • White and red thread to match the fabrics and stabilizer

Finished Measurements:

Height: 16″ (40.5 cm)

Length: 13″ (33cm)

Width: 7″ (18cm)

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Pattern Layout

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You can download the pattern for this "No Hang" Christmas Stocking from our account at Craftsy.

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How to make your no hang Christmas stocking:

It is imperative that you sew keeping the seam allowance of 3/8″ throughout the project.  The fusible fleece needs to be cut 3/8″ smaller than the main fabric.  This is to reduce the bulk of the seams.  Retrace the piece pattern provided.

Step One:

Cut all the four pieces of the pattern in the main fabric.  Fuse the fusible fleece to the four pieces.  Sew the front at 3/8″.Christmas stocking

Step Two:

Sew the back strip of the Christmas stocking.  Keep the seams open.

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Step Three:

Pin the sole to the main part of the stocking and sew keeping all seam allowances open. Christmas stocking Sew at 3/8″.  Put aside.Christmas stocking

Step Four:

Cut all the pieces of the pattern out of the deco bond and sew the same way you did on the fleece.  Christmas stockingInsert the deco bond layer inside the fleece boot shape.  Please match the seam allowances of both pieces and pin on the top.

Step Five:

Cut a rectangle in fur following the pattern.  If you have never worked with fur before be sure to read this article that will tell you a few tricks and tips on working with this material.

Sew the rectangle right sides together at 3/8″.   Now it resembles a band.  Fold the band wrong sides together.  Pin the fur inside the stocking. Christmas stocking

Sew at 3/8″ and pull the fur right side out. Christmas stockingFold the fur trim down.Christmas stocking You have finished the sewing part, it is time to decorate the stocking any way you want it.

As you can see this is a very easy project to make and solves a real problem for those of us with kids and no fireplaces.

I would love to know what you normally place inside your stockings?  I am going to stuff this one with a pair of long pyjamas I am making and I will be sharing the pattern with you shortly.  Until next time!


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40 Responses to No fireplace? No Problem with “No Hang” Christmas Stocking

  1. Carolyn says:

    I’m having issues printing, any suggestions?

  2. Linda Dowd says:

    What a great idea!! I could use these for gifting the homemade cookies that friends and family always love to get. Two gifts in one!

  3. Farrukh Khurshed says:

    Thanks for the Christmas Gift Idea. As i am planning to buy a New Serger Do you have Serger Buying Guide

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      No I don’t but thank you for the idea. I will write a comprehensive guide on why, where to buy (perhaps the most important place) because of click bait, what to buy with direct links to the shops, what do you think?

  4. Linda Morgan says:

    Looks great, but 2 questions. What do you mean by “keep seam allowances open”? Is the lining the deco bond?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Yes it is because this boot is not intended to be worn, but you can lined it with another layer of minky fabric and it can be worn. Enjoy the project!

  5. Kathy Kalousek says:

    That is so cute!!! It could also be used like a gift bag. Who wouldn’t love to get a gift in a stocking? You’ve created Another awesome pattern!!!

  6. Patty says:

    I can’t get the pattern layout or the tutorial with pictures . Please help.

  7. Susan Meyer says:

    Dear ladies,
    I have a lot of info. But I could not find the page for the Pattern.
    I would like the Red Christmas Stocking, please.
    Or can you tell me how to go to the next page, I am not real computer lit

  8. Suzanne says:

    Hi, has anyone tried this pattern using quilting cotton? I have a lot of it lying around….
    I’d probably just need to adjust the lining pieces (less stretch in quilting cotton?)

  9. Anne says:

    what is the 15X3 3/4 pattern piece for. don’t see anywhere is the tutorial where it is used? Has the numbers 2 and 3 on it

  10. Dottie K says:

    Looks like a really cute and fun idea for next year. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Jean Long says:

    Hello again, when/how does the front seam of the stocking get sewn together? the pic shows the sole pinned on…..what happens to the toe seam? Is the deco bond inner boot sewn together with the front seam of the main stocking? Sorry for my confusion and thanks for clarifying.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Jean, you have to sew the front and back together first, before you sew the sole. I never sewed the deco bond to it, just inserted inside. I found it was enough to keep the shape upright. Let me know how you go with it.
      Kind Regards,


  12. DEBORAH HODGES says:

    I can’t see anywhere to go to the next page to get the pattern, can anyone help me?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Please find the Pinterest button, the second page is right under.

    • Estela says:

      You have to scroll all the way to the bottom and you’ll see numbers 1 and 2. Click on 2 and wait for it to load.

    • Carolyn Andrew says:

      Deborah, look at the lower end of page 1where it shows the boxes for Pinterest, Facebook, Google and Twitter. Right below boxes it shows “Pages 1 2” click the number 2 to go to the next page.

  13. Sólrún Hauksdóttir says:

    Thank you so mutch for this lovely pattern,

  14. Jean Long says:

    This is a cute pattern but I must be missing a layout showing how the pattern pieces fit together after they’re printed on numerous sheets. What am I missing?

    • So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Jean, there’s a pattern layout “map” at the bottom of the first page. It will show you how the pieces fit together.

  15. Elaine says:

    Sorry I don’t see where to download

  16. Mila Kette says:

    Fantastic idea! The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing. (If I have time to make one I will send you a picture.)

  17. Karon says:

    Love this idea, however, I cannot download the template. Is there a separate link I need to access?

  18. Rebecca Peters says:

    How do I find the pattern? What I am seeing says “See next page for download ” but there is no next page –?

  19. Charmai says:

    Thank you for the template! This is perfect cos my tiny flat has no fireplace.

    – Charmaine

  20. Mermaid says:

    This is a great idea; I received the instructions; but no pattern at the end of the instructions as described.

    • So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Mermaid, please download it again. For some reason the pattern didn’t attach into the PDF the first time but it is there now.

  21. Karen West says:

    I love it; however, I’m confused as to step 5, it says to: Cut a rectangle in fur that is 17 5/8″ x 5″ with the nap of the fur going down, and yet in the picture it’s showing the fur as 19 1/4″ x 14″, why is that? Your thoughts?

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