How to Sew a Christmas Stocking: 15 BEST Stocking Patterns (all free)


Here are the best Christmas stocking patterns to make and to gift. As a holiday bonus… they are all free. Keep the tradition of handmade Christmas stockings alive!

Whether you are looking to sew quilted stockings, felt stockings, paper pieced stockings, or mini stockings – I have found the best free patterns for you, all right here. These tutorials are great for beginners or anyone who wants to make handmade stockings and they all include free templates.

You can sew DIY Christmas stockings from just about any fabric including quilting cotton, fleece, flannel, burlap, and home decor fabrics. Faux fur or makes a fun trim for the cuff piece!

Good tools to have when sewing Christmas stockings:

  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • rotary cutter and ruler
  • fabric and coordinating thread
  • hand sewing needle and thread (sometimes needed for adding trim)

More Christmas sewing on your mind? Check out my 12 Favorite Things to Sew For Christmas!

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First, try my free pattern for Basic Quilted Christmas Stockings – they are so easy with your favorite fabric! Quilting adds sweet old fashioned texture. Sew them up quick and hang by the fireplace tonight.



Need a fast and easy little stocking? Here’s my adorable mini stocking pattern with applique heels and toes! This Christmas stocking tutorial is perfect for scraps and fat quarters. The applique stitches on the toe are cute and fast if you use your sewing machine, but you can skip it if you are short on time. I used ric rac for the hanger so these can go on the mantle or simply be given away.



Let me show you how to make holiday zipper pouches in the shape of an elf bootie. Add a swivel snap hook to the hanging loop so it can be attached anywhere. I just love the curved toe! You can use the pattern piece to make cute quilt-as-you-go stockings, or stockings with a single cotton fabric instead (like the back side of the stocking). My cuff fabric is fleece. Don’t forget to use a cute lining fabric for the inside too!



Argyle? YES! You will love my free sewing pattern for a quilted Argyle Christmas Stocking. The top of the stocking has a classic cuff that you can fold down. It is so easy to make with a rectangle of fabric. I used fleece, but fur, minky, or regular cotton will work great too.



Apple Green Cottage has a sweet free pattern for mini Christmas stockings.

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Learn how to make felted wool sweater stockings with embroidered snowflakes from Cucicucicoo. Won’t your mantel look cute when Santa comes to fill these?



Heather Handmade also has a free pattern for upcycled sweater stockings – this time with cute trims! I think a piece of ribbon would look sweet here too.



Need a big stocking? Orange Bettie has a free pattern for that.



Or make lovely paper pieced Christmas stockings with this free pattern from Life Sew Savory. Use small scraps so you don’t have to purchase fabric.

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Who loves ice skating? Sew them a cute stocking like this from Sew Simple Home.

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I love this ‘Kindess Stocking’ pattern from Sisters What!

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My Sew Bliss will show you how to make a stocking advent calendar. These will take your holiday decor to the next level!

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How beautiful is this Sashiko Denim stocking from Vicky Myers Creations? You can skip the hand sewing on the back of the stocking to save time.



Make the perfect kid’s stocking with this stuffed animal stocking from Swoodson Says.

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Add pom poms to this mini stocking pattern from Phat Quarters Sewing.




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