I made these no knit-knit stockings a couple years ago. I really like them, but this year I wanted us to have all matching stockings. So I went looking for the perfect fabric to make stockings with. I had a white, paisley mattelasse in mind… but apparently that was a pipe dream, sad for me. Instead, I decided to keep it silver and gold..
Truthfully, I went to about 4 fabric stores, and I bought way too many options to admit…. wait did I just admit that I bought 6 different types of fabric? Uh, yeah I did. Anywho, finally at my last stop, Hobby Lobby, I found the PERFECT fabric, and I bought that too, and used it, sorry I don't have a name for the fabric.
It only took me about an hour and a half to make 5, and that was making the pattern and figuring it out. I made a test one to get the pattern down… so since you guys now have the steps down, it should be pretty fast.
Homemade Christmas Stockings
Free Stocking Pattern and Tutorial
Fabric, amount will depend on the number of socks you are making. The sock is approximately 20′ tall by 12′ wide x 2 pieces. Print the pattern out before shopping and you can get an idea of how much you need.
Thread and sewing machine…
1. Print the pattern:
Here is the link to the sock pattern, you will need to download the 3 pages so that you can print them out at the proper scale and tape them together. Just click on the link open each image, then use the file drop down, and select “download”. Please do not republish or sell this pattern.
2. Cut out the fabric.
Once your pattern is printed and taped together, lay out your fabric, so that you have two layers with the bad side of both pieces in the middle (good sides facing out). If you can see the pattern of your fabric, you can try and place the sock so that the cutest print shows.
3. Sew sock
With the good sides of the fabric together, pin the edges and sew around the shape of the sock with about a 3/8 inch seam allowance.
4. Bind the top, 2 options:
A. Double fold the top and secure. Fold 1/2 inch to the inside of the sock, iron the edge so that is stays in place. Now fold it over itself to the inside one more time to hide the raw edge, and pin in place and sew down with a single stitch around the top of the whole sock.
B. Bind it with a strip of fabric, to add a little bit of dimension. Follow the pictures for instructions.
a. Cut a strip of fabric, twice the width of the top of the sock + seam allowance and about 1 1/2 ” wide. Put the fabric good side to good side and sew up the side seams to match the width sock as close as you can. I did this with each sock since it will change slightly with each one.
b. Now with the good side of the sock on the inside, pull the binding down over the top of the sock, with the good side of the binding on the inside. Line the top two edges together, pin the top two edges together and sew around the top with a 3/8 ” seam.
c. Now flip the whole sock right side out, and pull the binding up, it should look like the image below. Now you are going to fold over the raw binding edge 1/2 an inch. Then fold it again over itself and the top raw edge of the sock. Pin to hold it in place and sew a straight line at the bottom of the fold to secure.
It should look like this once it is sewn down: The good news is you have some extra dimension and no raw edges at the top of your Christmas stocking.
Now you just need to make a hanging tab, you can use ribbon or scrap fabric.
I didn't really get a pictures, but I took a 4″ inch by 1 1/2″ inch scrap and folded the two long edges into the center, and folded it in half again so that the raw edges were concealed, a pin or two to hold together while you sew the length of the piece to secure. Fold it in half to create a loop, and just sew the raw ends in place on the inside, calf side seam of the stocking.
Hang those babies up wherever you so desire.
Totally done! ENJOY!
Remember to check out the other great days!! Day 1: Santa and Reindeer Paper Garland, Day 2: Pipe Cleaner Ornaments, Kid Friendly Craft, Day 3: Sugar Free Pumpkin Steamers, Day 4: Fudge Brownie S’mores Pie, Day 5: Joy String Art Tutorial, Day 6; Snowman Wreath Tutorial, Day 7: Kids Advent Calendar (and I have a Blendtec Giveaway going on right now!) And these other great projects from my lovely friends: