As the holiday season draws near, it's time to break out the Christmas stockings and anticipate filling them! In case your collection of stockings is lacking a sense of personal style and family tradition, we'd like to suggest eight of our favorite Christmas stocking patterns to sew.
From sleek, modern stockings to fast-to-sew stocking ornaments and even a country western version, these stocking sewing patterns may inspire you to get started on holiday sewing a little early this year.
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1. Holly Jolly Stocking
Have a holly jolly Christmas with this easy Christmas stocking pattern that is ideal for sewists or quilters. If you don't wish to quilt the sides, just add a thin interfacing for added support. Featuring Tinsel Fabric by Cotton + Steel, this beginner-friendly Christmas stocking pattern can be customized with a different print on each side, so you can show off even more of your favorite fabrics! The stocking finishes at 7 1/2" wide and 19" tall.
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2. Christmas Stocking Ornament
Don't forget to sew a stocking or two for your tree! These simple stocking ornaments also make cute gift tags, and you can make a simple Santa hat, Christmas tree or candy cane to coordinate for a set of vintage-inspired holiday ornaments. These are quick to make, and even children can get in on the fun!Photo via Craftsy member Puppets in a Bag
3. Baby's First Christmas Stocking
Do your holiday plans include a sweet little newborn? Sew up a special felt Christmas ornament in the colors of your choice to commemorate a baby's first Christmas with this sleepy snowman and bunny stocking that will make Christmas extra special!
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4. Victorian Christmas Stocking
Sewn to complement elegant Victorian Christmas decor, the Lady Widaelia Victorian stocking design will remind you of the era’s elegance and beauty. Incorporate trims, covered buttons and silky fabrics to recreate this stunning Christmas stocking with full-size pattern pieces. The finished stocking measures 9″ across the top and 19 1/2″ long.Photo via Craftsy member Sunday Girl Patterns
5. Whimsical Christmas Stockings
Not too large and not too small, this elf-toed stocking is a cute decoration for mantels and as a door hanger, measuring 10″ wide and 11″ tall. Create lots of different looks by changing up the fabrics and trims! Don’t be fooled...the stocking holds lots of goodies in the roomy toe.
Photo via Craftsy member J Howell
6. Upcycled Christmas Stocking
Bring new life to sweaters, jeans, corduroys or other clothing pieces by upcycling them into stockings! This Christmas stocking pattern includes two different shapes Two different designs so you can mix and match pretty colors and textures for truly unique, 18 1/2″ long holiday stockings.
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7. Mistleholly Felt Christmas Stockings
At 15″ long, these stunning wool felt Christmas stockings will help you deck the halls! Appliqué with one of two designs: mistletoe and holly leaves. Add ribbons, sequins, and glass seed beads for a bit of dazzle.Photo via Craftsy member Prairie Moon Quilts
8. Cowboy Boot Christmas Stocking
Yeehaw! Cowboys and cowgirls will smile when they see this Cowboy Boot Christmas stocking pattern, called “Snow and Roses.” Use easy appliqué plus some hand embroidery to personalize your stocking! With several other patterns of boots to choose from, you’ll be able to sew up stockings for the whole ranch. The finished stocking measures 6″ across the top and 15″ tall.
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