Hey there sewing pals!
A couple weeks ago a good friend of mine asked me how to make Christmas Stockings with her. I hadn’t ever made Christmas stockings before, but since this is my first Christmas with a family of my own (Me, my husband Eric & our fur child Beau the Golden Retriever) this is the perfect opportunity to make some for our home too while teaching my friend some sewing basics!
First off, I mostly followed the Sew Like My Mom Christmas Stocking tutorial – Click here for the pattern. This tutorial was super easy to follow and my friend who had never sewn before did a great job at it!
This is what the pattern pieces look like. You’ll want to make sure to pin the different pieces of paper together very well so they don’t shift! (learned that the hard way…)
To make two stockings, you’ll need:
- 1/2 yard outer fabric
- 1/2 yard lining fabric
- 1/4 yard fabric for the top piece
- scrap batting pieces (optional)
The tutorial calls for just the outside fabric and lining fabric but we really wanted to make these durable, so I added in a piece of cotton batting on each side of the stockings. Since I’m normally making quilts, there were plenty of batting scraps laying around that I was thankful to put to good use!
I did put my own spin on it and I really loved how they all turned out!
My favorite aspect is allll in the details. I used my HUSQVARNA SAPPHIRE 965Q machine to make all sorts of super fun decorative stitches in order to spice up the bland solid red fabric!
While the decorative stitches did take some time, I think they were totally worth it. I love the added texture and thickness that they give the stockings. Seriously, HOW CUTE are these little snowflake stitches?!
I’m thrilled that these babies are now up on my mantle!!
Are you making any holiday crafts this year? Tell me about them in the comments below!