Quick Christmas Stocking December 1, 2022 23:57

Want to make a Christmas Stocking in 5 Easy steps? Come with me...

I've re-worked my bestselling Christmas Stocking pattern into 2 pattern pieces to make this the process as quick and easy as it can be and perfect if you have a creative urge on Christmas eve!

I love to simplify sewing and this project was the perfect opportunity.

 

If you want to make one first of all, you'll need 2 Fabrics and a short length of ribbon (approx 20cm)

I suggest using a light/medium weight woven fabric for the outer stocking and a plain fleece or felt works great for the lining to give thickness to the stocking and create a contrasting band on the top.

Next you'll want the PDF sewing pattern which comes in A4 or US Letter size print at home download with 3 sizes to choose S/M/L when you cut out.

 Freckles and Co Christmas Stocking sewing pattern download

Once you have your fabrics cut out you are ready to sew.



Let's get started!

1. RST (Right sides together) sew lining pieces together using 1cm seam allowance, leaving top edge open and leaving a gap approx 10cm down one of the side edges.

Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial Freckles and Co

2. Fold ribbon in half and sandwich approx 1cm from top edge in between outer stocking pieces RST.

Christmas Stocking sewing pattern

SEW outer pieces leaving top edge open.

Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial Freckles and Co

Turn through and PRESS seam allowances open as much as possible.
At this point your ribbon should be revealed.
 

3. Next insert the outer stocking into the lining so the top edges meet.

REALLY IMPORTANT ensure the outer toe is facing the same way as the lining toe!

Match side seams and pin

Sew top edge together (if possible, remove your sewing machine arm for better access.)

Turn the stocking right way out through the gap you left in the lining.

Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial and pattern Freckles and Co Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial and pattern Freckles and Co
Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial and pattern Freckles and Co
 
4. Close gap in lining with a TOPSTITCH
 
Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial and pattern Freckles and Co
 
5. Grab the lining Toe and push all the way down into the outer stocking.
 
Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial and pattern Freckles and Co Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial and pattern Freckles and Co
Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial and pattern Freckles and Co
 
The lining should fit snuggly into the outer leaving a band of the lining showing at the top edge.
 
Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial and pattern Freckles and Co
 
When you are happy with your stocking TOPSTITCH along the top band
(If possible, remove your sewing machine arm for better access.)
 
Christmas Stocking sewing tutorial and pattern
 
And you are finished HOORAY! Now how many more do you need to make?
Why not try the other sizes to see which is your favourite.
 
If you make a stocking comment below and please share your creations with me @frecklesandcocraft
 
More Christmas projects see HERE
Happy Sewing