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37 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, AllFreeSewing.com
Updated October 09, 2018
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 you need some free Christmas stocking patterns to model after, you've come to the right place. Check out these 37 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.

  • Rustic Upcycled Christmas Stocking

    Made from discarded clothing pieces around your home, this DIY Christmas stocking can remind you of fond memories yearly. An additional bonus to this seasonal decor piece is that you won't be spending big bucks putting it together.

  • Sweater Stocking

    If you're looking for a way to make a Christmas stocking that will save you money while looking cute, this is your solution. Made by upcyling old sweaters, this homemade holiday dcor is going to look super cute hanging from your mantle.

  • DIY Upcycled Christmas Stockings

    Homemade stockings are such a nice decorative touch at Christmas, and these adorable DIY stockings won't cost you a penny to make. Use a few different sweaters to give them a nice patterned look that ties the set together without being identical.

  • Simple Refashioned Christmas Stocking

    All you need to make this thrifty DIY Christmas stocking is a few old shirts. Just plant yourself in front of the fireplace, turn on some Christmas music, and save the day with this awesome refashion project.

Unique and Unexpected 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.

  • Dog Bone Christmas Stocking

    Learn how to make a stocking for one of the most important members of your family: the canine! This is an adorable way to celebrate your pup during the holiday season.

  • Fun Kids Christmas Stocking Pattern

    This is a simple, fun, straightforward project for moms and grandmas to make with their kids. All that you have to sew in this project is the outline of the stocking, so it really is easy for newbies.

  • Grinch Inspired Christmas Stocking Pattern

    You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch! This quick project takes only half an hour of time and less than a yard of fabric to make.

  • Bohemian Stocking

    Learn how to sew a bohemian Christmas stocking by using this free sewing pattern. Vintage embellishments and red dye make this stocking extra festive.

  • O Christmas Tree Stocking

    Make a Christmas stocking with this fun Christmas craft idea! This stocking looks like a Christmas tree, but it's really a stocking to be hung from the mantel.

  • Ruffled Chevron Stockings

    This tutorial will help you easily learn how to make Christmas stockings that will bring your home to a new level of chic style. The ever-popular chevron pattern is modern and trendy, while the lace and ruffles add an element of vintage romance and beauty that is perfect for the festive season.

  • Whimsical Christmas Stocking Pattern

    Add some festive flair to your fireplace with this pattern. This DIY stocking has quirky details like polka dots and animal print edging.

  • Family Heirloom Christmas Stocking

    This pattern teaches you how to make stockings using fabric that once belonged to a precious item. Whether it's your grandma's wedding dress, a christening gown, or an old blanket, this free Christmas stocking tutorial will walk you through creating a lasting heirloom to pass down to yours and display yearly.

  • Make A Christmas Stocking

    This tutorial shows both beginners and more seasoned sewists how to sew a Christmas stocking with diverse fabrics. Beginners are encouraged to try this one!

  • Fat Quarter Christmas Stocking

    If you're a fabric lover and need to spruce up your home for the holidays, you'd do well to learn how to make a Christmas stocking. Made from whatever yardage you have available, this pattern will become a quick favorite this season.

  • Ruffled Drop Cloth Stocking

    This is an ingenious sewing tutorial that upcycles an old drop cloth into a fabulous Christmas decoration. Make this easy DIY Christmas craft for your home before the holidays hit!

  • Adorable Argyle Christmas Stocking Pattern

    This pattern uses beginner quilting techniques and comes with a free stocking pattern that you can print out at home. Made using a half yard of your main print, this DIY Christmas stocking is topped with soft fleece and uses ric-rac or ribbon to add to the unique argyle design.

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.

  • Cuffed Christmas Stocking Pattern

    Make the perfect, classic Christmas stockings with this free Christmas stocking tutorial. A step-by-step tutorial with pictures also includes a free printable PDF pattern to make it super easy.

  • Holiday Stocking

    This holiday stocking tutorial shows in detail how to sew Christmas stockings. For those who need special attention to detail, these tips are catered to you!

  • Mini Rustic Christmas Stockings

    Nothing says Christmas more than hanging adorable holiday stockings around the fireplace. So instead of buying pre-made stockings from stores, create some family favorites of your own!

  • The Right Size Sew Christmas Stocking

    These DIY Christmas stockings are the perfect size for candy and Christmas treats. They're such a breeze to make, you could whip up one for every family member in a single afternoon.

  • Christmas Stocking

    This Christmas craft tutorial shows you how to sew Christmas stockings and how to embroider names on them. Free printable patterns are included, so you can easily sew a stocking for everyone in your family.

  • Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Christmas Stocking

    This free sewing pattern is just what you need for Christmas! Create a classic red-and-white stocking with this sewing pattern. Imagine how great it will look hanging on your mantel as you beam with pride after learning how to make a stocking.

  • Personalized Stockings

    These personalized stockings make easy-to-sew Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. Appliqué your whole family's names onto each stocking for a festive fireplace vignette.

  • Simple Cuffed Christmas Stocking

    This tutorial shows you how to make Christmas stockings that you can customize for your family and friends. These DIY Christmas decorations are easy, quick, and will add a personal touch to your home during the holiday season.

  • Chic Easy Christmas Stocking Pattern

    If you're looking for a way to make DIY holiday home decor that is all class and no frills, this pattern is the holiday sewing pattern for you. Sleek, stylish, and sewn up in sassy silver, this Christmas stocking will romance your mantle in the chicest way possible.

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.

  • Cozy Little Cottage Mug Rug

    This design is so cute and cozy, it'll bring a little warmth to your table no matter how cold the weather is outside. Whether you're following this quilted mug rug pattern as a gift to yourself or to someone else, spend a quiet evening on this great project.

  • Recycled Denim Christmas Purse

    This is the ideal gift for family members who need that perfect holiday bag. Not too big and not too small, this recycled denim purse is just right for carrying a wallet, car keys, phone, and every other holiday party necessity.

  • Wrapping Paper Organizer

    Christmas requires many things, including several rolls of wrapping paper. This neat organizer serves as an excellent tutorial for DIY storage.

  • 20 Minute Festive Christmas Cake Frill

    This season, impress friends and family with this pattern to make your desserts look as good as they taste! Using a frill to add some extra flair to your dish is an easy way to add a festive, fancy touch to even the simplest dishes.

  • Christmas Dinner Placemat

    Simple crafts to do at home are such a life-saver during the holidays. Christmas can be as stressful as it is fun, so give yourself a break with this easy homemade placemat that will make Christmas dinner looks as great as it tastes.

  • Cute Coffee Sleeve

    This perfect stocking stuffer idea uses thermal fabric to keep your coffee hot without burning your fingers. This adorable holiday craft creatively uses a cardboard coffee sleeve template as a pattern, making it just about the cheapest DIY gift this holiday season.

  • Stashbusting Origami Christmas Mug Rug

    The folded design of this mug rug is elegant, understated, and adds a little festive flair to your countertop! The folding technique is so simple but looks incredibly intricate, so you can impress all your friends with your sewing skills.

  • 5 Minute Gift Card Holder from Burlap Scraps

    Gift cards are often the best gift, especially if you're shopping for someone with picky taste, but they never look very impressive when wrapped or shoved into a gift bag. This year, take the leftover materials from your latest burlap sewing projects and make a quick, easy holder to dress up that gift card that you've been fretting over.

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