Enter the Stocking Challenge Today

Stocking Sewing Challenge | Nancy Zieman

Enter the Stocking Challenge Today

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Stocking Sewing Challenge | Nancy Zieman

Today is the last day to enter my annual Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge. Use one of the free sewing patterns below, or any stocking pattern, and sew a Christmas stocking for yourself, a family member, or as a gift. Then, enter our Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge. It’s easy!

Here’s a listing of free stocking patterns:

Novelty Christmas Stocking from Nancy’s Notions

I {Heart} Pellon Stocking from Pellon Projects

Christmas Stocking Tutorial from Amy’s Creative Side

Fancy Fleece Stockings from June Tailor

Christmas Stocking Projects from Baby Lock, enter keyword “stocking”

Elf Stocking by Nancy Zieman

Tumbler Christmas Stocking by Nancy Zieman


Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge Guidelines

  • Select or create your design. All sewing, quilting, serging, machine embroidery, and embellishment techniques are eligible. Stocking must be made within the last year and may not have been entered into the 2014 NZ Stocking Challenge.
  • Grab our Stocking Sewing Challenge blog badge to let your friends know about this exciting sewing challenge.
  • Share your progress and projects on your social media sites using the hashtag: #NZStockingChallenge
  • Upload your photo(s) by December 7, 2015 (TODAY!).


Voting will open tomorrow and continue through December 13, 2015.

 Over $1000 in prize packages from our generous sponsors:

      • First Place: F+W Media Sewing and Quilting Book Bundle, a $159 value


F+ W book bundle for Nancy Zieman's Stocking Challenge



NancysNotions DVD Bundle



      • Fourth Place: Riley Blake Church Ladies Apron Fabric, a $110 value



      • Fifth Place: Pellon Bundle Package, a $110 value


SWN StockingChallenge Pellon

      • Sixth Place: Bundle of Nancy Zieman Products and Notions from Clover, a $102 value


Stocking Challenge Prize Package



      • Eighth Place: Quilter’s Package from June Tailor, a $90 value



Amy's Creative Side

Enter the Stocking Sewing Challenge by adding a photo or photos in the link listed above. It’s easy! Use the above link tool and click the “add link” button. Your entry will appear directly in the gallery. (Once button is clicked—it may appear as a workable link). Plus share your comments below about the Stocking Sewing Challenge!

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner


The random winner of my three-season knit jacket pattern M7290 from McCalls is Becky Corcoran. She said: This longer length jacket will be a great addition to my wardrobe, it pulls together a classic wardrobe with a current look. Can’t wait to make it!


McCall's Pattern Company Cozy Jacket M2790 designed by Nancy Zieman | How to Sew Knits

Get Stitching!

Nancy Zieman The Blog

Email challenge questions to [email protected] Challenge not open to sponsors, employees, and immediate family members. Photos and techniques may be featured in future promotions, blog posts, videos, and/or TV shows.
Nancy Zieman—author, pattern designer, businesswoman, producer, and national sewing authority—is the host of the popular show Sewing With Nancy®, which appears exclusively on public television stations across the United States and Canada. Follow Nancy’s blog at NancyZieman.com/blog and sign up to receive Nancy’s E-News for the latest news in Sewing, Quilting, Creating, and Block of the Month updates.

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  • Debe
    December 7, 2015

    I feel bad as my entries were put in twice when I tried to fix the picture of the 1 sock, & couldn’t figure out how to delete some of them. Sorry about that.

  • Lorij
    December 7, 2015

    I’m hoping to have my entry in before the end of the day

  • Lorij
    December 7, 2015

    I’m hoping to have my entry in before the end of the day!

  • Valerie
    December 7, 2015

    I used the drag/drop feature to add my stocking, but the picture shows an http:// — which indicates an error to me.

    There are others like this in the list. Will those stockings be visible when the voting starts?
    If not, I’d like to try to fix that before the deadline.

  • RPreiss
    December 7, 2015

    What does it mean when there is a green check on the top left corner of the picture? I clicked on the picture when I was loading it, thinking it would enlarge and I could see if the crop was ok. I tried to delete the picture but couldn’t so in case there is a problem I loaded it again…Would like the duplicate with the green check-mark deleted. Thanks.

  • RPreiss
    December 7, 2015

    I clicked on one just know to see if it would open larger to see it better and a green check mark appeared! Well Please delete one Dressed Cookie, Quilt Block, Cross Stitched Name but make sure you also leave one. Thanks.

  • Lorij
    December 7, 2015

    I’ve been trying to enter but I keep getting message to put correct address in but this is my email address

  • RPreiss
    December 7, 2015

    I was able to delete the extra one but both of mine still have a green check mark in the top left corner. Is that ok ?

  • Doreen wales
    December 8, 2015

    Can’t add picture

  • Bev M
    December 8, 2015

    To vote, is there a final “enter” button? Or are the hearts in the corner all that is needed?

  • Lucy Phillips
    December 8, 2015

    A Very Merry Christmas Stocking

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