Looking for a quick and easy way to create handmade stockings this holiday season? These cut and sew stockings are the perfect project to add to your list!
Easy Sew Stocking Templates
These easy sew stocking templates can be found exclusively on fabric.com in 7 different designs, including reindeer, poinsettias, holiday birds and more. They are very lightweight jacquard panels, and feature gorgeous metallic accents! Each of the stockings measures approximately 27" x 18.8", making them a great size for filling up with holiday goodies!
We chose to mix and match the traditional jingle bells, a festive tree and a fun dog and cat design for our mantle. We paired them with a soft cotton velvet for the lining.
To create 1 stocking, you'll need:
- 1 stocking panel of your choice
- ½ yd. of fabric for lining (we used Acetex Cotton Velvet Forest but you can use any quilting cotton, velvet, velveteen, or satin)
- General sewing supplies
- Tool for turning
One of the best things about this fabric is the quality and detail! They have such a lovely hand and almost feel hand stitched.
In case this is your first time creating stockings, or you are new to sewing, we wanted to include step-by-step instructions for this festive project. These custom woven panels feature seam allowance on each stocking. Keep along these lines and match them for your lining for a perfect finished product!
*Tip for sewing with jacquards: Since this is a custom woven jacquard with many different colors, the edges are prone to fraying when cut. Sew together as soon as possible after cutting and don’t handle the edges too much.
Cut out your two pieces from the jacquard stocking panel. Use these as a pattern to cut two corresponding pieces out of your lining fabric. If you’re a beginner, we recommend using quilting cotton for lining. It will be easiest to work with. Satin and velvet will shift when being sewn. Cotton velvet or velveteen is also a good option, but it will make for a bulkier lining. We used this cotton velvet.
Also cut a small piece of your lining that is 1.5”x6” for a hanging loop.
Sew one matching main piece and one lining piece together along the top edge. Repeat for the other corresponding main and lining pieces.
Create a loop for turning by sewing the long sides together on the 1.5”x6” piece and turning. If you have a turning or stuffing fork, that works great. You can also use a pencil or knitting needle!
Place the folded loop piece on the right side of one main stocking piece. Pin or baste in place.
Pin main stocking pieces right sides together, leaving an opening in the lining for turning. Backstitch over the place where the loop is, making sure that your loop stays stacked on top of itself.
Turn stocking right side out through the hole left in the lining. Close the hole in the lining now with a hand slip stich or by machine. Nest the lining into the stocking now.
You can topstitch the top of the stocking so the lining stays neatly, or you can skip this step.
You now have an heirloom stocking with a loop for hanging by the fire with care!
Happy holiday sewing!