It’s the 4th day of Christmas and we have a fun stocking for you today! This is a lined stocking with whimsical flare! It’s made with woven fabrics and the cuff can be made with faux fur for a beautiful look.
For your main stocking and cuff, you’ll want to use woven fabrics such as 100% cotton, flannel, minky, faux fur, etc. For your lining, you can use the same fabrics but would not recommend using faux fur for your linings to reduce bulk. Note- if you are using a thinner material and want your stocking to hold better shape while hanging empty you may want to add interfacing to your main stocking pieces. You may also wish to stuff your toe with some stuffing to help keep the shape as well.
- 5/8 yard for the main stocking
- 5/8 yard for the stocking lining
- 1/4 yard for cuff and cuff lining
- 5/8 optional interfacing
- Optional hanging loop- Fabric, ribbon, twine, etc.
- Optional stuffing to stuff your “toe” to keep shape- polyfill, fabric scraps, etc
LET’S GET STARTED!
Seam allowances vary.
Step 1: PREPPING
Go grab the pattern here! The pattern is 100% free, but you do need to add it to your cart and checkout. Then, it will always be available to download from your account. The pattern is a no trim pattern; if you need help putting the pattern together, pop over to the faqs and troubleshooting page or ask in our Facebook group .
Print and assemble the pattern. There are 8 pages to print out. Pattern layout below:
Cut 2 main mirror images (with our without color blocking), cut 2 lining mirror images with no color blocking, cut 2 main cuffs, and cut 2 lining cuffs. If doing the color-blocked stocking cut 2 mirror images of the color-blocked toe and heel pieces. Optional- cut one hook.
Step 2: Sewing the Color-Blocked Pieces- if skipping go to step 3.
Grab your main stocking and your toe and heel pieces and separate you know which pieces go where. Starting with the toe- line the raw edges of your stocking toe and the color blocked piece edge right sides together making sure your toe point is facing upwards towards the top of the stocking. Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press your toe piece out and the seam allowance towards the stocking center. Topstitch.
Repeat this process with your heel piece. I start by pinning both ends and then the center and finally the curves. Repeat both steps with your mirror image pieces.
Step 3: Sewing the Stocking Side Seams.
Place your stocking main-right sides together and pin. Sew together with a 1/2″ seam allowance all the way around leaving the top open. If you used a sewing machine trim your seam allowances down with pinking shears. Turn right side out and press. Set to the side.
Place your lining pieces right sides together and pin. Sew together with 1/2″ seam allowance leaving both the top open and a 2-3″ hole along the bottom sole for turning your stocking. Make sure you secure your stitches at the hole. Trim your seam allowances if you didn’t use a serger and set aside.
Step 4: Sewing the Cuff.
Lay your cuff lining pieces right sides together and sew the sides seams with a 1/4″ seam allowance creating a circle.
Repeat with your cuff main.
Turn your cuff main right side out and place it inside your cuff lining so they are right sides together. Line up the raw edges of the bottom of your cuff and sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance around the circle. Turn right side out.
Step 5: Optional- Sewing the Hook.
Fold your hook in half lengthwise right sides together and stitch the long side with a 1/2″seam allowance. Trim your seam allowance if not using a serger and press your seam allowance open. Turn your hook right side out and press with the seam in the center of your hook. Fold in half so your seam is on the inside.
Note- if you are using ribbon or twine, simply cut to your desired length and fold in half.
Step 6: Sewing the Stocking Together.
Take your main stocking and cuff and slide your cuff down over your stocking main so all of the raw edges line up on the top. Your stocking lining will be touching your stocking main. Pin or clip together.
Optional- Take your hook and place along the outside of your stocking loop side facing down lining up the raw edges with the rest of the raw edges of your stocking. Pin in place.
If you’d like you can baste all of these layers together now with a 1/4″ seam allowance to help prevent anything from slipping.
Now take your stocking lining still wrong side out and you are going to tuck your stocking main with cuff and hook into your lining. Stuff it all in lining up the raw edges at the top. The right sides of your stocking lining will be touching the right sides of your cuff.
Sew the top of your stocking with a 1/4″ seam allowance in a circle. Make sure to catch all of your layers.
Step 7: Finishing the Stocking.
Now you should have just the wrong side of your stocking lining showing. Find the 2-3 inch hole you left in the sole of your stocking and slowly pull your stocking main through the hole. Once you’ve pulled it all the way through you can hand stitch or sew the hole of the lining closed and tuck it into your stocking. Optional- topstitch the top of your stocking
All done! Now your stocking is ready to be loaded with all kinds of goodies! Hopefully the sewing kind ;).