Bonnie has so many adorable Christmas designs that are perfect for custom stockings. Take this free stocking pattern and create your own!
You can buy stockings to embroider, if you like, but this one is so easy, you can make it in a snap. Besides, it is easier to embroider the stocking before sewing it together. To embroider a purchased stocking, you need to take it apart at a seam and sew it back together when you are done.
You can stitch the stocking two ways. Cut out the stocking pieces and position the design template for exact embroidery, or guestimate the design location on your fabric and cut the pattern after embroidery is finished.
Creating the Stocking
Download the pattern here. Tape the pieces together and cut out two stocking pieces, one for the stocking and one for the lining.
Embroider the design of choice. Here are four of Bonnie's designs that would work well:
Trim stabilizer close to the design on the back side of the stocking material.
Place stocking pieces right sides together and sew/serge around the outside leaving the top open. Turn the stocking right side out and leave the lining inside out. Trim seam allowances and clip curves, if necessary. Insert the lining inside the stocking, wrong sides together.
Creating the Cuff
Cut cuff material 21.5“ x 10.5“. With right sides together, sew/serge the short ends together to create a tube.
Fold the cuff in half, right sides out, matching raw edges.
Place the cuff inside the stocking lining, lining up the center seam with that of the stocking and matching all raw edges the whole way around the top.
Pin in place and serge/sew together around the top of the stocking.
Pull the cuff out from inside the stocking and fold down over the top of the stocking to cover the seam and form the cuff. Attach a hanger and it’s good to go!
Be sure to share your photos with Bonnie!