Simple Sewing Pattern for a Christmas Stocking

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Looking to brighten up your mantle this Christmas? Learn how to make this beautiful, handmade quilted Christmas Stocking pattern with this step by step tutorial and free pattern.

Looking to brighten up your mantle this Christmas? Learn how to make this beautiful, handmade quilted Christmas Stocking pattern with this step by step tutorial and free pattern. #christmas #christmasproject #christmasstocking #diychristmasstocking #freepattern

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 this year. These scrappy quilted Christmas stockings made are perfect for using up scraps from other holiday projects, or for a jelly roll. They’re padded, nice quality and have a fluffy fur topping. These will last for years as decorations on your mantle and will be the perfect way to deliver presents from Santa.

–Looking for other ways to decorate your home this Christmas? Check out these Old Fashioned Christmas Decorations & Vintage Christmas Decor 

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern Materials

Quilted Christmas Stocking Pattern


  • 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

–Before starting, check out these 7 Simple Tools Every Beginning Seamstress Must Have

Watch me make these Christmas Stockings

How to Make Handmade Quilted Christmas Stockings

Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to make these scrappy Christmas stockings. If you need help with any of these steps, you can refer to the video above, which might be clearer for you.

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

First, print and assemble your pattern. 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 over to cut the second side, so you’ll make opposites.

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

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

–Check out this post on Where to Buy Cheap Fabric for all of your sewing projects.

Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

Start from roughly the center of your pattern 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 – If you wanted a more quilted look, 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 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.

–Looking for a similar project using scraps or leftover jellyroll? Try these cute Snowman Pot Holders.

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, 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.

Now that you’re stockings are done, check out these other posts to get you ready for Christmas:

 Have you hung up your Christmas stockings yet? Do you have handmade stockings?


This Quilted Christmas Stocking Pattern was originally published on Little House Living in December 2014. It has been updated as of November 2019.

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  1. 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. 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!

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Thank you for the inspiration! I made my daughter a scrappy stocking and am thrilled with the results. Would be happy to send a picture.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this! I just finished mine and decided to add a small pocket with a button in the front. I love the way it came out, the quality feels so much better than a store bought stocking and it has so much charm. It took me about 2 days working on it after work.

  7. I’ve made so many of these!! Last year I made some for my entire family and some friends. The customization options are endless! Some had faux fur topping and others just a soft white plush. Thanks so much for this tutorial!