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How to make a Christmas Stocking

Christmas stockings are one of the lovely things associated with the festive season and we all love hanging them by the fireplace ready for the big day, so we’ve created an easy how-to guide on how to make a Christmas Stocking!

Whether you like a classic or contemporary Christmas, making your own stockings means you can personalise them however you like and bring them out year after year for all the family. Need some help? Follow this easy step-by-step guide to create your very own lined Christmas stocking with a cuff!  

We have a fantastic range of Christmas stocking fabrics online and in our showrooms so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which festive fabrics to make your stockings from. For our Christmas stocking fabric we have chosen a tapestry fabric for this make called Christmas Tree Tapestry fabric and for the lining Christmas Sparkle Tapestry fabric - cotton and linen fabrics work just as well too. Jazz up with a fancy trim or their initials for the perfect festive gift.  

 

What you will need:

What you will need:

  • Fabric (why not choose two designs from our range of Christmas stocking fabrics, one for the front of the stock and one for the lining)
  • Stocking stencil
  • Scissors 
  • Pins 
  • Fabric pens  
  • Sewing Machine 
  • Ribbon for hanging 
Step One

Step One

First create your stencil from paper and lay on your chosen fabrics. Pin the stocking stencil to the fabric and cut a left and a right side for each design. You will have four stocking-shaped pieces.  

Step Two

Step Two

Now you will need to match a lining piece to a front piece, so right sides are facing each other and pin along the top. Using a sewing machine, sew along the top and press the seams. Repeat with other two pieces.  

Step Three

Step Three

Next, you will need to sew these two pieces together, ensuring both designs match up and are aligned. Lay one piece on top of the other, right sides facing, and pin all the way around your stocking pieces leaving a 10cm gap for turning around the right way.  

Step Four

Step Four

Now using the 10cm gap you left when sewing, turn the stocking around the correct way. Fold in the slit that you made and stitch together using a sewing machine.  

Step Five

Step Five

Finally, you will need to take the lining side of your stocking and feed it through to the other side of the stocking. For the finishing touches, fold over the top of your stocking so you have a contrast trim, and stitch a piece of ribbon into the corner so it hangs proudly on the fireplace. 

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