Before they can be hung by the chimney with care, you'll need some stockings! There are lots of ways to make these classic Christmas decorations, and this list of free stocking sewing patterns provides lots of options.
Whether you want to decorate them with and for children, create a display of mini stockings for Advent, or sew heirloom pieces that will be treasured for generations, you can make something special this holiday season.
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Felt stockings are simple, fun, and still a classic. Plus, as this project shows, there are so many ways to dress them up with decorations! From embroidery and appliqué to folded and faux cuffs, your biggest challenge will be deciding on a style. The extra charms, tassels, and pom-poms really add a fun element that kids and adults will love, and you can sew them all by hand!
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Want to make stockings that you'll love to hang by the fireplace year after year? These gorgeous modern quilted stockings from Suzy Quilts will do the trick. The piecing shows off your favorite fabrics and the straight line quilting and lack of cuff add to the fresh, yet classic style.
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These chubby little stockings are sure to be a hit with kids because they're so cute! But they're also perfect for adults because they are great for holding things like gift cards or other small and special items. The sherpa around the cuff really adds to the look and makes them extra adorable!
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This simple stocking is easy to sew with fleece and a few seams. The fleece doesn't fray so you don't need to finish the seams or add a lining. Because it's so fast to make, it even makes a fun and reusable gift bag. Want to customize it? Use colors or prints that the recipient will love!Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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This might just be what you picture when you think of what a classic stocking looks like and Shelly from Coral + Co. has the free pattern for you! In fact, in addition to this great design, she has several other options for making stockings, so be sure to look around to find exactly what works for you and your home this Christmas.
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Weave a Set of Special Stockings
Your Christmas stockings will be one of a kind when you weave your own fabric for them! That may sound more complicated than you'd like, but Rachel Denbow walks you through the whole process, including how to make a stocking-shaped loom. The weaving is only on the front, so after you weave that, the rest is simple sewing. Not only is this unique, but it's also a great way to use any yarn scraps you may have laying around!
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Instead of buying an Advent calendar, sew one with mini stockings! Each little sock can hold a trinket or even a paper slip with an activity for the day. Making this many stockings (with embroidered numbers, no less) is a labor of love, but one that will be treasured by your family every December.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Make a Stocking for Your Furry Friend
Don't let your pet feel left out this Christmas! This charming stocking is shaped like a paw and is perfect for when your furry friend is waiting for Santa Paws to come down the chimney. Patty from MODKID also shares her free pattern for a curly elf-toed stocking that's sure to bring smiles.
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Want the look of a knitted stocking without actually knitting? This fantastic tutorial from Lovely Indeed shows you how to make a cuff from an upcycled sweater. The result is a gorgeous lined holiday decoration that you can use for years to come.
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Playful is the first word that comes to mind with this stocking. Stephanie from Swoodson Says shows you how to sew a faux-fur stocking that's as soft as a stuffed animal, but then she adds a fluffy friend to the front. Talk about a great way to upgrade a stuffed toy and bring the fun factor to your mantle!