Add style to your holiday decor this year by creating custom Christmas stockings with my Classic Cuffed Christmas Stocking pattern. Using your favorite fabrics, a full set of these Christmas stockings can easily be completed in a weekend or less. Let me show you how!
I shared last week about this year’s Christmas mantel display, which includes a new set of Christmas stockings I sewed for each member of our family. Because I needed to sew seven of these gems (one for each of us, plus one for our beloved beagle, Maggie), I needed to come up with a pattern that could be whipped up in no time, but that yielded professional, polished results. This is the pattern I drafted.
The basic technique for creating these is the process I used in my Whimsical Christmas Stocking pattern, with a couple of modifications: I tweaked the overall shape of the stocking to a more classic silhouette, and I substituted a traditional cuff for the ruffled top. Ready to see how easily these come together? Let’s get started!
For this project, you will need…
- Classic Cuffed Christmas Stocking Pattern (Click link at left to be taken to the free download)
- Fabric in coordinating styles and colors (I highly recommend Premier Fabrics)
- White muslin
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Coordinating thread
- 1″ pom pom trim
- Fabric hot glue
- Basic sewing supplies: machine, shears, etc.
- Optional: serger*
*To construct my stockings, I used a serger to enable me to stitch my stockings together and finish my seams in one step. If you do not have a serger, don’t worry! You can complete this project with a standard sewing machine. I’ll be including instructions for both methods throughout this tutorial.