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Christmas Stocking Tutorial
I'm so excited to share my Stocking Tutorial with you! Thanks for all your sweet compliments the other day - my family is excited to have special stockings made by mom!

There are a lot of little steps, but they are so fun to put together! I hope that you have a go at it. I used a total of 12 fat quarters (2 per stocking) and a scraps for the stars. I used 1/4" seams for the star construction, and 3/8" for the general construction of the stocking.

I'm a wife and mom (of 4) needing to create to maintain sanity, my blog chronicles our full life and my crafty endeavors - join me!

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  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 1
    Step 1

    Trace a stocking or find a pattern. (Google stocking pattern if you need a pattern) I used this little one as a starting point, I didn't want them too big, as we usually just put candy in our stockings. Mine measures 6 1/2" across the top, and 16 1/2" long - at the longest point.

  • Step 2

    Cut out a front and back (exterior) panel. The easiest way is to fold it in half and cut 2.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out lining in the same way. You need a total of 4 panels for each stocking.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold your pattern down 5 1/2 inches. Don't cut the pattern! With the front of your stockings, cut it with your pattern folded. We are making room for the stars!

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 5
    Step 5

    To make the stars, you need 8 - 2 1/2" squares in a light color, and 5 - 2 1/2" squares in a contrasting color.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 6
    Step 6

    Construct your stars, like this. Then sew to the front of stocking panel.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take the tops that you cut off in step 4, and cut 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips - one per stocking. Take them to the ironing board - iron in half on the length, then fold each edge into the center again, and press flat.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 8
    Step 8

    Top stitch close to the edge to close. Set aside for later.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 9
    Step 9

    Baste your stocking front to a piece of batting, and quilt. I quilted in cream thread and opted to add names in red. My machine has a pretty alphabet, but you could also hand embroider the names if you like. I'm not sure you can see it, but I didn't quilt over the star, just around it. If you haven't done any free-motion quilting yet - this is a great size project for getting started!

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 10
    Step 10

    After quilting, get your pattern and pin in place. Trim batting /stocking to the pattern. I cut a touch off the top - they go together much easier if the pieces are all the same size :)

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 11
    Step 11

    All your fronts are ready to become stockings!

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 12
    Step 12

    Pin back panel to front - right sides together and sew!

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 13
    Step 13

    Clip curves

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 14
    Step 14

    and trim seam allowance.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 15
    Step 15

    Pin lining pieces together - leaving a 6" gap in the back, as indicated below and sew. Be sure to backstitch your openings. Clip your curves like you did in step 12.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 16
    Step 16

    Insert exterior into the lining, right sides together. Match seams, then add loop. Fold it in half and tuck between exterior and lining, the side with no batting.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 17
    Step 17

    Pin it in place, right next to the seam.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 18
    Step 18

    Sew around the top of the stocking. I backstitched over the loop for extra security.

  • Step 19

    Pull stocking through the opening in the lining.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 20
    Step 20

    Pin opening shut.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 21
    Step 21

    Sew close the edge to close opening. Then tuck lining inside of stocking.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Christmas Stocking - Step 22
    Step 22

    Top stitch around opening! And enjoy :)

    I hope that everything makes sense! Let me know if you have any questions, and I want to see if you make them!

    Blessings ~
    Amy

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Miranda W.
Miranda W.
These stockings are absolutely beautiful! I am hoping to make these for my fiance and I this year, but am confused about how to make the stars. Can you please elaborate on the star-steps? Thanks!
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Suse RevoluzZza
Suse RevoluzZza · Berlin, Berlin, DE · 10 projects
Beautiful!
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Aconitum
Aconitum · Wallington, England, GB · 9 projects
very pretty - i am determined to make these for my family this year!
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Jessi H.
Jessi H. · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 1 project
Dec 3, 2009!<3
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