Homemade Christmas Stocking

December 20, 2006 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

This will be the first year I will be spending Christmas with my in-laws. Christmas stockings are the highlight of the holiday for them. I can’t possibly defy tradition and show up without a proper stocking to fill for me or for my dog. Warning – I totally made all this up as I went along. There might be has got to be a better way of doing this.
You’ll Need:

  • ½ yd of Fabric (I used 2 different kinds and a scrap piece I had saved from a previous project as the heel). *Even though the pattern only calls for ½ a yard I always get a yard of every fabric. I love scraps and they are always nice to have handy when quilt making.
  • A store bought stocking for a tracing pattern
  • Pinking Shears
  • Stick Pins
  • Tape measure/ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Scrap piece of ribbon (for hanging the stocking)


  1. Decide what fabric you are going to use for the sock vs. the cuff
  2. Using the store bought sock as a guide, cut the sock fabric leaving a small sewing salvage on all sides.
    tracing pattern
  3. Position the heel fabric in desired spot and pin.
    cutting heel
  4. To accurately align the heels on both sides, use a tape measure or ruler to measure the distance from the sock fabric and the heel fabric.
    measuring heel
  5. Tack stitch the heel to the sock fabric.
    sewing heel
  6. Take note that your dog (who you are making this stocking for) is sleeping lazily at your feet.
    rubbles sleeping
  7. Sew the socks right sides together. Be sure to align all corners paying particular attention to the heel.
  8. Cut a strip of the cuff fabric at the desired width (leave a little on top and bottom for salvage.) Finish the bottom my turning over the fabric and tack stitching. Do the same to the ends to form a complete circle.
    finishing hem on cuff
  9. Feed the stocking into the cuff circle and turn all unfinished end into the inside of the sock and pin. Prior to sewing, make a loop of ribbon and place in between the fabrics.
    sewing cuff
  10. You’re finished. Last but not least hang your stocking with care by the fire. We identify our stockings by using picture frames. This way there is no dog bones and my stocking and no embroidery thread in Rubbles’s.
    christmas stocking holderstocking hanging by fireplace
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