Creative Christmas Stocking Sewing Ideas
Get inspired to sew for Christmas with this free pattern from Baby Lock Sewing Machines (enter keywords “elf stocking”). The original design is by Patty Young. Today we’re going to change it up and feature Nancy’s Lime and Teal Ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons. We’ve chosen Amy Barickman’s Crossroads Denim fabric to complete the look.
Supplies Fabrics and Notions
- 1/2 yard turquoise fabric (outer stocking)
- 1/4 yard pink cotton quilting fabric (lining fabric)
- 1/3 yard Pellon fusible fleece
- Elf Stocking Pattern by Patty Young for Baby Lock
Prep: Download and Cutting
- Download and print the elf stocking template pattern from Baby Lock and Patty Young.
- Cut out the four pattern pieces.
- Match quadrants and tape in place.
- Cut out the paper pattern.
- Cut four rectangles measuring 6-1/4″ x 9″ from the stocking fabric.
- Cut one rectangle measuring 1-1/2″ x 8″ for the hanging loop.
- Press the fusible fleeceto wrong side of outer stocking fabrics. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for application and iron settings.
Note from Nancy: If you choose to add quilting to the body of the stocking, complete that step now.
- Match right sides of stocking front and back. Pin.
- Stitch using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
- Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″.
- Clip/notch the curves and remove any excess seam allowance from the toe area. Press seams open.
- Turn the stocking right side out using the Point 2 Point Turning tool to create a crisp toe. Press.
- Print and cut out the cuff pattern piece. Cut directly on the marked tracing lines at the lower edge.
- Place pattern on cuff rectangle and trace along lower edge with chaco pen—trace a second cuff rectangle on the wrong side of the fabric.
- Using one of the marked rectangles, create the ribbon cuff.
- Audition ribbons and arrange ribbons on right side of fabric rectangle.
- Place cuff front and back right sides together and pin. Stitch side seams with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- Repeat to join the cuff lining.
- Press all seam allowances open.
- Trim cuff lining seam allowance to 1/8″.
- Place the cuff lining into the ribbon cuff, matching right sides and side seams.
- Pin along the traced edge, through the tracing lines.
- Use a 2.5 mm straight stitch to sew directly on the traced lines.
- Cut away the triangles leaving a 1/8″ seam allowance.
- Clip into each top peak as close as you can without snipping through the stitching line.
- Turn the cuff right side out.
- Use the Point 2 Point Turner to push each triangle to a crisp point.
- Pin cut edges of the ribbon cuff and lining, wrong sides together.
- Fold the 1-1/4″ x 8″ piece of fabric in half lengthwise.
- Finger press this fold.
- Open the fabric and meet each long side to the foldline.
- Baste the hanging loop inside the stocking along the back. Note that the loop is pointing down, opposite of how it will be used.
- Place the cuff into the stocking matching the ribbon side to stocking lining.
- Press seam allowance down, towards stocking.
- Flip cuff right side out.
- Press seam one last time.
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