I made these stockings last year for my parents for Christmas. I wanted something personal and meaningful to give them. I am a big fan of giving home-made. Since my mom made my sister and my stockings growing up I thought I’d return the favor. My mom likes to sew and is quite crafty. My dad likes cars and is restoring a 1950’s truck. I tried to reflect their interests in the stockings and still make it a set. I’m really pleased at how they turned out. Although I strip pieced mine, the pattern is designed for a single fabric base with coordinating cuff. So for those of you who are nervous, don’t be! This is super easy to make! I’ve used this pattern to make burlap stockings too. Let your imagination run wild. Simply print the pattern pieces. Sew using 3/8″ seam allowances.
- print pattern pieces
- using 2 pieces of you base fabric (2- 10×14″) cut out front and back stocking bases
- cut out front cuff and back cuff on fold of cuff fabric (2- 6×10)
- finish top edge of cuff fabrics, press 1″ hem and sew
- sew front cuff to front base, using 3/8″ seam allowance
- sew back cuff to back base, using 3/8″ seam allowance
- sew pieces, right sides together, using 3/8″ seam allowance
- press, turn right side out
- attach ribbon for hanging
the finished product, I should’ve gotten a better photo before giving them away
To make a strip pieced stocking I took a bunch of scraps and sewed them together
Next I used the pattern to cut out my stockings. You just have to ensure the edges won’t unravel before you stitch the pieces together.
Really the possibilities are endless when it comes to stockings! Enjoy!