Simple Sewing Pattern for a Christmas Stocking

by Merissa on December 3, 2014

in Sewing Projects

Simple Sewing Pattern for a Christmas Stocking - Little House Living

Simple Sewing Pattern for a Christmas Stocking

Not long now!  Are you getting everything ready for the holidays?  Is your home already decorated and are the kids already driving you crazy wanting to know when Santa will arrive?

If you don't already have your Christmas stockings hung up, then you might consider making your own.  These scrappy quilted Christmas stockings are perfect for using up scraps from other holiday projects, or for a jelly roll.  They're padded, nice quality and with a fluffy fur topping.  These will last for years as decorations or as the perfect way to deliver presents from Santa.

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern Materials


  • Scraps of festive fabrics or a Jelly Roll (Get it from
  • Thin fleece or batting - two pieces
  • Faux fur
  • Lining fabric
  • Ribbon or cord for hanging
  • Christmas Stocking Pattern

Watch me make these simple scrappy Christmas Stockings

To make your Scrappy Christmas Stockings - Step by step

If you need help on any of these steps, you can refer to the video above which might be clearer for you.

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

Print and assemble your pattern and use it as a rough template to cut out a piece of fleece or batting about an inch or so larger all around.  Remember to flip over your pattern piece to cut the second side, so you'll make opposites.

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

Audition your fabric scraps or jelly roll strips until you have a layout of colors you are happy with.  You can place them straight across or at an angle like this example.

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

Start from roughly the center and place your first two strips right sides together.  Stitch them with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, right onto the batting layer.  Open out your first two strips and finger press.  Now you are ready to work on either side.  Place your next strip of fabric right side down matching raw edges and stitch again.  Open, press and repeat on both sides of the center strips until your piece of batting is completely covered. Give it a good press.

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

Optional - you can choose to quilt the fabric strips with a simple running stitch through the fabric strips to give them a little more definition and a more quilted effect. Repeat for the other side, remembering to make it the opposite way to the first one.

Use your pattern piece to cut out the ready quilted pieces, then place them right sides together and sew around the outside, but NOT across the top.  Clip your seams around the curves.

Sew up your lining pieces the same way, leaving an open gap or 5 or so inches in one of the straight edges, clip the curves.

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

Cut a piece of faux fur to decorate around the top of your stocking.  Mine measures 4 inches deep by 15 wide.  Stitch the two short ends together to make a tube.   Slide the tube over the top of the stocking and pin in place with the top edges matching and the fur on the outside.  Baste to hold the fur in place.

Slide the outer stocking down inside the lining, with the right sides together and the wrong side of the lining facing out.  Match the top edges.

If you want to add a hanging loop or cord or ribbon, slide this between the fur and the lining with the loop facing down inside, and match it up with the back seam. Stitch all around the top of the stocking through all layers.  Turn the right way out through the gap in the lining and press.

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

Close the gap with hand or machine stitching and push it down inside the stocking and your simple scrappy quilted Christmas stocking is ready to stuff and hang.

You might also like to decorate your home with the Easiest and Best Ever Felt Decorations, the Fab Felt Christmas Tree,  and then stuff your stockings with ideas from the Simple Homemade Gifts series.


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1 Heather December 3, 2014 at 9:46 am

Thank you so much for sharing this. I have tons of fabric and I don’t know what to do with all of it. This makes for an easy fun project to give out at Christmas!
Thanks for all your great tips and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!


2 Alicia Owen December 4, 2014 at 7:36 am

Fun! I love using scraps and this looks like something I might actually be able to make! lol


3 Pam @Threading My Way December 6, 2014 at 3:53 am

The diagonal scraps of fabric look so effective.


4 Chelsey December 8, 2014 at 6:17 pm

This is adorable! I love homemade Christmas stockings. There’s something incredibly charming about them that no store-bought one has been able to mimic. Thanks for sharing!


5 Pebbie December 8, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I made this scrappy Xmas sock today thank you so much for the great tutorial I especially love you do not go on and on you make your tutorials easy to follow for a beginners.


6 Leeanne December 28, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Hi.. Roughly how wide are the pieces? Thanks


7 Deby at So Sew Easy December 29, 2014 at 8:12 am

The pattern piece for the stocking is just a fraction over 12 inches wide from the heel to the toe. You can download it from this article and check that measurement for yourself or scale the pattern up and down if you need a different size. Hope that helps.


8 Sarah October 25, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Thanks for this tutorial, it’s great and just what I needed to help me make my little boys first Christmas stocking. Just a quick query…after sewing onto the batting, you mention using the pattern piece to cut out the quilted piece. When you say this are you referring to the paper template and cutting to that size or cutting to the size of the batting? Would be grateful for your clarification. Many thanks. Sarah


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