Free Christmas stocking pattern and tutorial!
Hey y’all – today I’m sharing our new Christmas stockings. Every few years I get a craving for a change in our Christmas decor style, and this year it has manifested in a switch from the hand knit stockings of years past to these more minimal gray velvet stockings.
The more modern Christmas decor has coincided with a shift towards less busy design in our home overall, so I love how these turned out. That quilted velvet and creamy fleece fabric were both exactly what I didn’t even know I wanted until I saw them in the fabric store.
I will say, that though the velvet (from Joann) is perfect for these stockings, it has a yucky polyester backing and zero drape, so I wouldn’t want to sew a garment out of it. But as shown by some of my more rustic stockings below (these actually go well with my mom’s Christmas decor, which is perfect because they both hang at her house) you can make these out of any kind of fabric you want.
And I made a video so you can see how to use the free Christmas stocking pattern I shared a few years ago to make these. To make your own stockings, you’ll need:
- Fabric – 1/2 yard for the main stocking and 1/4 yard of the contrast fabric. If you use quilting cotton or another lightweight fabric for the main stocking, I suggest adding heavyweight fusible interfacing to the entire stocking.
- The pattern
To get the Christmas stocking pattern, click your preferred option below to get the free pattern only as a newsletter subscriber, or you can buy the digital pattern + printable instructions for $2.
Please note that all my free patterns are licensed for personal use only (no selling items made from this unless you purchase it) and by downloading you are agreeing to this license.
To sew this up, watch the video below. You can also watch on YouTube here if you prefer.
If you prefer written instructions or you’d like to add the contrast toe and/or appliqués to your stocking, you can find directions in this post. Note that for these stockings I sewed the cuffs in a different way that I do in the video. I think the video method is better, but both work.