Festive Christmas Stocking
by Rebecca Eiermann
A festive, easy sewing project to add some Christmas cheer at home.
The materials you will need are:
a non-elastic exciting Christmasy fabric (approx. 60 cm long)
a white polar fleece fabric (approx. 50 x 15 cm)
Soft fat layering fleece for adding puffiness to the Christmas stocking
25 cm of golden or silver ribbon
Thread and a sewing machine or needle
Take your favorite sock and copy its shape on a piece of white paper adding roughly 4 cm on each side. – This is the pattern of your future Christmas stocking!
Additionally, you will need a 14 cm wide piece of the white polar fleece. The length depends on the widths of your white paper sock doubled (mine was 18cm x 2).
Next, you will need to cut out the sock shape 4 times out of your favorite Christmas fabric, twice out of the layering fleece, and the polar fleece part once. Be careful with the sock: cut it 2x on the right side and 2x on the left side (simply turn your paper template on its other side).
Pin together one right and one left sock part. To one pair, add the white layering fleece to each site.
Now sew the parts together using a simple straight stitch. If sewing by hand, you can use a running stitch.
Next, you will need to turn the sock with the layering fleece inside-out. Then stuff the thin sock into the layered sock.
Flip the upper edges of your sock inside, so that the rim looks nice and neat. Then, hem the upper entry to your stocking.
Sew the white polar fleece together to form a circle. Then double layer this circle and pull it over your sock so that all rims lay on top of each other. Add a 10 cm piece of the ribbon to be able to hang your stock later. Sew along the rim once to merge all parts.
Finish up your amazing Christmas sock by flipping the white fleece upwards and adding the bow to the front.
Finally, fill it up with all the good stuff and surprise someone special for Christmas. 🎅
Rebecca Eiermann is a consultant by day and enjoys sewing in her free time. She is based in Köln, Germany.