This stocking is a great last minute Christmas project - it can be sewn in an hour or less! Perhaps you have a new family member, or a new pet who needs a stocking - this make is perfect for you to whip up on an afternoon. Going by my personal record of forgetting things until the last minute - I have made this super easy for you with a pattern and photo instructions! Download the Christmas Stocking Pattern here.
You Will Need:
· 0.5m Outer Fabric
· 0.5m Lining Fabric
· 0.25m Stocking Cuff Fabric
· Stocking Pattern
· A basic sewing machine (or a needle and thread if hand sewing/fabric glue)
· Sharp scissors, or a rotary cutter and mat
· Pins or quilting clips
· Hand sewing needle
· Coordinating threads
· Approx 15cm ribbon or bias binding for hanging loop
· A button (optional)
· Interfacing/wadding (optional)
If you want to make the stocking bigger or smaller, simply adjust the scale before printing on your print menu settings.
*Note - all pattern pieces include a 1 cm seam allowance, and should be sewn with such unless otherwise stated*
· Cut out all of the stocking pattern pieces from your fabric – you should have 1 pair of outer stocking pieces, 1 pair of lining pieces and two cuff pieces. If you are going to interface the stocking or use wadding, apply it now before constructing your stocking.
· Place the long edge of your stocking cuff right sides together with the top of one of your outer stocking pieces. Pin in place and sew along using a 1cm seam allowance.
· Repeat with the other long edge of the cuff with the lining stocking piece. You will end up with a long double stocking shape like below – make sure the toes of both of the stocking pieces are facing the same way!
· If you want to add personalisation to your stocking like a name or initials, ensure the writing Is placed as below so that it is the right way up when you fold the cuff. It should be on the upper half of the cuff piece.
· Press all of the seams to the middle of the shape. Trim/pink the excess seam allowance to reduce bulk,
· Repeat with the other stocking pieces.
· Place the two long stocking pieces right sides together on top of each other, and pin in place. Sew around the shape using a 1cm seam allowance. Leave approximately a 5cm gap on the flat part of the stocking foot on the lining pieces to turn through. Be sure to back stitch when starting and finishing to leave the gap.
· Trim down the seam allowance using pinking shears or scissors to reduce bulk.
· Turn out the stocking shape through the gap left in the lining foot. Press to neaten and hand sew the gap in the lining shut,
· Push the lining stocking piece inside the main stocking, making sure the toes of the stocking are tucked away inside each other. Your stocking will look like this at the top.
· Fold over the cuff of your stocking and decide the positioning of your hanging loop. Fold your ribbon as below and secure with a line of stitching. To conceal the stitching, you can use a button hand sewn over the top.
If you do make our Christmas Stocking, be sure to tag us on social media @little.fig.handmade ! We'd love to see what you create!