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35 Christmas Sewing Projects: How to Make Christmas Stocking Patterns

Get ready to deck out your mantle this holiday season with these festive DIY stockings!

By: Mollyhall Seeley, Editor,
35 Christmas Sewing Projects How to Make Christmas Stocking Patterns

No house decorations are complete without Christmas stockings hung from the mantel. Whether you're looking for homemade stocking ideas or already have a design in mind but need some free Christmas stocking patterns to model after, you've come to the right place. Check out these 35 Christmas Sewing Projects: How to Make Christmas Stocking Patterns to find the perfect stocking that Santa will stuff with goodies on Christmas Eve.

We’ve put on our thinking caps to come up with these creative, free Christmas stocking patterns for you. Watch Christmas miracles unfold before your eyes as you fashion stockings from upcycled and unexpected materials. Of course, stockings aren’t just for people, either. This collection also includes a cute DIY stocking idea for the family pet.
Whether you’re a beginner or master sewist, it will be incredibly rewarding to make your own homemade stocking. How cool is it to create a unique DIY Christmas decoration that can’t be found in nationwide department stores? Even if you’re just looking for a traditional stocking pattern, you can save a lot of money by making one yourself.

Upcycled DIY Stockings

Recycled T-Shirt Stocking

There are tons of reasons to start refashioning clothes. The practice is cheap, it's environmentally conscious, and you can make some really unique and awesome new stuff out of items that are otherwise headed to the junk heap. In the spirit of Christmas, give some old clothes new life by upcycling them into homemade stockings. These free Christmas stocking patterns are all upcycled or refashioned in one way or another, and they're all so beautiful that you'd never guess they used to be a holey old sweater.

Unique DIY Christmas Stockings

Color Me Christmas Stocking Pattern

From bohemian chic to mermaid-inspired, these are some of the most unique homemade stockings you'll ever find. Santa will have no trouble determining which stocking belongs to what family member when he slides down the chimney this year. There's even an adorable DIY stocking for the family dog, so everybody gets the Christmas treat (or coal) that they deserve.

Unexpected DIY Stockings

Family Heirloom Christmas Stocking

Sure, felt and velvet look great hanging above the fireplace, but give your DIY stockings a twist this year! These awesome stocking ideas are all made from the last fabrics you'd expect. From fat quarters to drop cloth, these DIY Christmas stockings are great scrap busters that put a fun spin on the usual Christmas stocking design. Who says that all Christmas decorations have to be red and green?

Traditional Christmas Stocking Patterns

Plaid Christmas Stocking Pattern

There's something to be said for sticking with what works, and these easy DIY Christmas stockings definitely fit that description. Simple, traditional, and festive, these free Christmas stocking patterns will give your mantle a classic holiday look. These tried and true patterns are perfect for beginner and novice sewists looking for easy Christmas sewing projects. You can't go wrong with thse classic stockings.

Year-Round Christmas Sewing Ideas

Drawstring Fabric Gift Bags

Some Christmas crafts are so cute and useful that it's physically painful to put them away when the holiday is over. Thankfully, these easy Christmas sewing projects have a much longer lifespan than just December. Though they certainly have a bit of a holiday twist, you'll find use for these simple DIY crafts throughout the year.

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