Today I’m going to share with you how to make simple and modern Christmas Stockings with this free Wool Felt Christmas Stocking Pattern.
Several years ago I made a set of Christmas stockings for my family. When I was planning the design of the stockings I knew that I wanted something simple and modern. My intention was to design stockings that would stand the test of time.
These stockings are made from Wool Felt and feature two different colors of felt. I chose to make the body of my Christmas stockings out of gray wool felt and to accent those stockings with a brighter color.
Each family member’s stocking has a different accent color. I love that this individualizes the stockings.
If you would like to make a set of Christmas stockings like these, here’s how.
Wool Felt Christmas Stocking Pattern:
Supplies for Stockings:
36″ Wide Wool Felt – 1/2 Yard Per Stocking
For the Cuffs and Toe Accents:
1/4″ yard per Stocking.
1 yard of 2″ wide satin ribbon for each stocking.
Stocking Pattern Piece. You can download the pattern that I used for my stocking in our Sewing Templates Library.
How to Get the Printable Pattern Pieces. You can download a copy of the pattern pieces used in this project in our Template Library. Access to the library is for our Newsletter subscribers and subscriptions are free. Please follow the instructions HERE to download the pattern pieces. PLEASE READ the instructions on that page. NOTE: The download only contains the pattern piece, you still need to read this tutorial to complete your project.
You can also trace an existing stocking. If you do that, you may need to make some adjustments to the fabric yardage requirements.
Print out and assemble the pattern piece. When it’s taped together it should look like this:
Note, depending on your printer margins the lines will not go all the way to the edge of the paper. Do NOT cut your paper. Just tape it together and use a pencil to connect the lines that did not print.
From Christmas stocking material, cut two pieces one for the front and one for the back of the stocking.
Since wool felt is double-sided you don’t need to worry about the layout of the stocking on the felt. Just place the pattern pieces on the fabric yardage so that you get the most out of your fabric.
From the 2nd color of Felt Cut:
2 toes and 2 heels from the pattern.
For the cuff, cut 2 pieces each 5″ tall x 8″ wide.
Optional Step: Embroidery
Embroider the name onto the cuff of the stocking. If you don’t have an embroidery machine you could applique them or use a Cricut machine and Iron-On Vinyl.
How to Sew the Stockings:
Time needed: 2 hours and 30 minutes.
All seam allowances are 1/4″
- Attach the heel and toe pieces.
Pin and stitch the toe and heel pieces to each stocking. Make sure that you sew them to the right side of each piece.
The stockings pieces need to be mirror images of each other so that you can sew them together.
I used grey thread since it would show, you can also use thread to match the accent color of your stockings.
- Attach the Cuff to the Stocking Piece
Next, pin the right side of the stocking cuff to the WRONG side of each stocking at the top.
If you embroidered or added names to your tocking, make sure that you’ve got the stocking facing the way that you want to (i.e. does the toe point to the left or the right, it’s your preference just make sure they are all the same).
- Add the Ribbon
On the stocking front piece, fold your 1 yd of ribbon in half. Stitch the top seam of the cuff/stocking making sure to catch the ribbon as you sew.
I recommend finishing the cut ends of the ribbon with fray check.
- Sew Stocking Front and Back.
Next, sew the stocking front and back together, starting and stopping at the seam between the cuff and the stocking (don’t sew the side seams of the cuff yet).
- Reinforce the Stitching on the Stocking
Clip “v” shapes into all of the curves of the seam on the stocking seam allowance. This will allow for a nice curve when the stocking is turned right side out.
Stitch AGAIN on the same seam around the stocking. This is done to reinforce the stocking as the wool has a tendency to let the stitches unpick easily.
Turn the stocking right side out.
Fold the cuffs up. Pin the right sides of the cuffs together and stitch. Make sure you backstitch.
Fold the cuff down.
Press the stocking using a pressing cloth to prevent iron shine.
Clip strings and you’re done!
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Prev. Published 11/13