Today I’m going to show you how to make a very simple lined Christmas stocking. This tutorial uses a panel from my Santa Claus Lane fabric collection but you can also use another Christmas fabric.
It’s June, who’s ready for a Christmas sewing project? Forget Christmas in July we’re “over acheving” and going right for Christmas in June!
More information about the projects in the panel above is coming soon. The quilt with the Santa Hat’s is actually made from a variety of Christmas fabrics, not just one line. It’s called Santa’s Hat Shop and you can find the pattern in our shop.
What Fabric Should I Use?
My most recent fabric line from Riley Blake Designs is called Santa Claus Lane. The collection includes 21 different prints in 3 colorways. It also features 4 panels. 2 panels that can be used for quilting or pillows and 2 different fabric panels that can be made to create Christmas Stockings.
The fabric panels come with instructions printed on the panel. In addition to the instructions on the panel, here are a few photos of the construction process to assist you as you create your stockings.
If you do not have the fabric panel, you can use the pattern piece that I created for my Wool Christmas stocking tutorial. Just follow the download directions on that tutorial to get the pattern piece.
I recommend quilting quality 100% cotton as the stocking material.
These stockings are lined. For lining fabric, purchase a solid color fabric or a print. It’s up to you. It will show on the inside of the stocking but not the outside of the stocking. Don’t choose anything too thick, lining fabric should always be the same weight or lighter weight than the main fabric.
About the Stocking Panels
These stocking panels were designed to give you the most variety when you are creating your stockings. So there are 4 different stocking FRONTS on each panel. The two panels are similar but have a different color scheme.
If you were to buy 2 panels in the 2 colorways you could create 8 totally unique stockings.
I have also included circle cut-outs of Mr. & Mrs. Claus to use on the stockings if you like. You can easily applique them to the front of the stocking during the construction process or save them for another project.
Note: you DO need to purchase fabric for the back of the stocking, the lining, and the cuff. We decided when designing the panels, that since the back of the stockings did not show when they were hung up, it would be better to allow you to make 4 UNIQUE stockings from the panel. I personally feel there is more value in the panel that way.
TIP: You can also quilt the stocking outside pieces. You can find a simple machine quilting tutorial on our site.
Simple Christmas Stocking Tutorial
- 1 Panel from Santa Claus Lane Fabric Collection 1 panel will yield 4 different stockings, fabric yardage listed below is for one stocking.
- 1 15" x 20" piece of fabric for back of the stocking. 1/2 yard of fabric will give you enough fabric for 2 stockings.
- 2 pieces of fabric 8 1/2" x 10" for stocking cuff
- 1/2 yard Fabric for Stocking Lining
- 4" Piece of ribbon to hang the stocking.
- Optional: 1/2 yard of lightweight interfacing or cotton quilt batting
- If desired add lightweight interfacing to the wrong side of the stocking outside pieces.
Stocking Construction Steps: Note: All seam allowances are 1/4” unless otherwise noted
- Cut a Stocking Panel Piece out along the dashed lines.
- Using the Stocking Panel Piece as a guide, cut from your fabric: 1 piece for the stocking back and 2 pieces for the stocking lining and two pieces from lightweight interfacing. Iron lightweight interfacing onto the wrong side of your stocking outside pieces.
- Stitch the Stocking Front and Back Pieces together, right sides facing. Press seams open (as much as possible) and clip the seams along the curves.
- Repeat with the two Stocking Lining pieces. Turn the stocking piece right side out (leave the lining piece wrong side out).
- Slip the sewn Stocking Lining inside the sewn Stocking with side seams matching. The wrong sides of the fabric should be facing.
- Baste the Stocking and Lining pieces together along the top edge 1/4” down from the raw edge of the fabric.
- Stitch the stocking cuff pieces together along the 10“ sides, right sides facing. Press the seams open.
- Fold the sewn cuff piece in half lengthwise, wrong sides facing. Press along the fold. Your piece should now be approx. 5” tall by 8“ wide.
- Cut a piece of ribbon to 4” long. Finish the ends with fray check and fold the piece in half lengthwise. Pin the folded ribbon to the stocking lining on top of the seam allowance at the back (the heel side) of the basted stocking. The raw ends of the ribbon will be facing up.
- Slip the folded cuff piece into the basted stocking piece, matching side seams and raw edges. Pin in place.
- Stitch the cuff to the stocking using a 3/8” seam allowance, along the top edge of the stocking.
- Pull the cuff out of the stocking and then fold it over the top of the stocking. Press the stocking well and it’s ready to use!