Christmas Stocking Tutorial {Tutorial}

I’ve been getting several requests from people wanting to know how I make certain items so I’ve decided to post my very first tutorial!

Christmas Stocking Tutorial :)

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Things you will need:

1. Exterior/Stocking Fabric – amount depends on the size of your stocking. (I bought a heavier home decor fabric.)
2. Interior/Lining Fabric – I used some linen I had on hand but muslin work also work and is a LOT cheaper.
3. Decorative trim.
4. About 6 inches skinny cotton webbing.
5. Basic sewing kit.

First cut out your fabric. For the pattern I just traced a stocking I already had. For both the stocking and lining cut one piece and one reverse piece to end up with this.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Cut a piece of the trim that is just a little longer than the width of the top of your stockings.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Pin stocking and lining fabrics together with right sides facing. The trim should be pinned in between the two stocking fabrics about an inch down from the top. I made sure to put the back side of my trim against the front side of my stocking. (The front side of your stocking is determined by the way you want it hung).

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Sew around the stocking fabric using a 1/4 inch seam and leave the top open.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Do the same with your lining fabric.

Clip the seam allowances (no need to do this along the straight edges) to create a smoother curve once you turn everything right side out. Make sure not to clip your stitches.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Turn your lining right side out.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Tuck the right side out lining into your stocking.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Cut a 6 inch piece of the webbing and fold it in half.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Place the folded webbing down in between the stocking and the lining at the top of the stocking on the corner above the heel of the stocking.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Pin in place.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Sew around the top of the stocking but leave a few inches open to turn inside out. I went back and forth a couple of times over the webbing loop to really secure it for when it hangs.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Pull the stocking and lining through the hole you left open.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Use a chopstick or something similar to push out all your seams.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Lay flat.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Iron.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Tuck the lining into the stocking smoothing out any bumps with your hand.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Iron again around the top making a nice crisp fold where the opening is.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Top stitch all around sewing close to the top edge of the stocking.

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Sew along your trim with a coordinating thread to secure it to the stocking. Make sure you don’t catch the back side of the stocking and sew it closed!

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Hang your stocking by the fireplace and wait for Santa to fill it!

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Questions??  Leave a comment!

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

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