Homemade Christmas Stockings

rosalee, 20 December 2010, 2 comments
Categories: Holidays, Interior Design

by RosaLee Ewell

I’ve had so much fun making Christmas stockings. There are so many styles you can choose from. Here’s some I just finished making for my sister’s family. She bought the first 3 at a boutique and she needed 3 more. We went to the fabric store and chose a variety of fabrics for each stocking. We used home decorator fabrics: they’re a little heavier and hold up to the weight of lots of present and goodies. 

Each stocking has three different fabrics: large pattern for the stocking, medium pattern for the cuff and a mini print for the mini cuff. Make sure you don’t match too perfectly. Plaid, paisley, stripe and floral patterns are what I used, along with other patterns to mix it up. We did not repeat any of the fabrics. I bought 1/3 yard for the main print unless you want to place a large pattern in the center get 1/2.  For the large cuff I bought 1/3 yard because it is doubled. For the mini cuff I but 1/4 yard. I didn’t have a pattern I just copied the ones she gave me. To make it easier you could use any pattern or make one up yourself. The great news is that all three stockings costed only $20! They turned out really cute and I know you could make them too.

Original 3 stockings

3 fabric combinations for the new stockings

The nice thing about these Christma stockings is they can be hung either direction.

Plaid pattern for the boys in the family.

Finished stocking. I centered the flowers.

Here are some more ideas for Christmas Stockings. I saw these at the Festival of Trees and thought they were really unique and fun!

Country wester theme stockings made with bandanas! Hee Haw!

Snowflakes appliqued on a white quilted stocking with a red cuff!

More polka dots with an elf look!

Polka dots, ball fringe and animal print makes for a fun ecclectic look.

A touch of whimsy!

A variety of styles and colors for a traditional look.

Comments

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  1. Tammy
    20 December 2010, 9:20 pm

    Sooo cute. You are so talented. These look like they would match drapery or pillows.

  2. Rachel Ward
    21 December 2010, 9:36 pm

    These are so cute! I love how all the fabric doesn’t match, yet they all look like they belong as a set.

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