When we put up Christmas decorations earlier this month we realized we’re short one Christmas stocking. We’ve gained a dog since last year – my mother-in-law’s collie is staying with us while she’s in the hospital – and, of course, he needs his own stocking. I whipped one up in less than an hour and since YOU lucky people don’t have to draft a pattern, you should be able to make one in far less time. These are super easy. Just four pieces and three seams to make a fully lined, fully reversible stocking.
Ready? Let’s get ready for Santa! You’ll need:
- 1/3 yard of fabric for the outer stocking
- 1/3 yard of fabric for the lining
- The stocking pattern (download it here)
Download the stocking pattern and print it out at 100%. Cut out the pieces and tape them together on the dotted lines.
Cut two outer stocking pieces and two lining pieces. Make sure to flip the pattern over when you cut the second set (or fold your fabric in half and cut both at once) so the toes point in opposite directions!
Layer the outer stocking pieces and inner stocking pieces together in pairs, right sides together, and sew across the top edge. Press the seam open. The toes on the assembled pieces should be pointing the same directions. (At this point, I made a mini version so it would be easier to photograph. Pay no attention to the fabric change!)
Lay the stocking pieces together, right sides facing. They should match up so both outer pieces are on ones end and both lining pieces are on the other.
Starting at the center back of the lining, sew all the way around the edge, stopping about 3″ from where you started to leave an opening.
Clip the curve where the toe of the stocking flares out. Clip close to the stitching but be careful you don’t cut through it.
Turn the stocking right side out through the opening then stitch the opening closed. Press the stocking.
Push the lining down inside the stocking and press the top seam.
Turn the cuff down and you’re done! Easy peasy and all ready for Santa.