Beautiful and Classic Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern – Free!


Here’s a Christmas stocking pattern that is easy and fast – perfect for you to customize and embellish with embroidery, ribbon, appliqué, quilting, or nothing at all! And who says you have to use holiday fabrics to sew Christmas stockings? Not me. 

This is the year my family will all have handmade Christmas stockings! After 17 years of marriage we are finally ready for Christmas.

For more fun projects like this, check out all my free sewing patterns.

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I’ve been thinking about my mom lately and the handmade Christmas stockings that she sewed for us. Now I’m so excited to share with you the Christmas stocking pattern that I used to sew our new family stockings!


I am so in love with the Lyla Damask fabrics from Ink & Arrow. They are beautiful and modern and still perfect for the classic Christmas stockings that I had imagined. Make sure you ask for them at your local quilt shop (I did find a few online at and on Amazon).


For the stocking cuffs I used faux rabbit fur from Joanns and they turned out perfect! You could substitute minky, fleece, felt, or any other fabric for the cuffs and your stockings will be beautiful.

Are you ready to sew Christmas stockings? Let’s go!

Christmas Stocking Pattern


You will need:

  • 1/2 yard fabric for the stocking exterior

  • 1/2 yard fabric for the lining

  • 1/4 yard fabric or faux fur for the cuff

  • 3/4 yard fusible fleece interfacing

  • 7” ribbon or twill tape for the hanging loop


From the downloadable pattern piece, cut:

  • 2 exterior pieces (1 reversed)

  • 2 lining pieces (1 reversed)

  • 2 pieces of fusible fleece (1 reversed)

From the faux fur or cuff fabric, cut:

  • 1 rectangle 9” x 17 1/2”

Fuse the fusible fleece to the back of the exterior stocking pieces.


Embellish the stocking pieces however you like. I chose to quilt a simple diamond pattern with lines about 2” apart. I am going to embroider the cuffs later after we decide who gets which stocking.

After your embellishing is done, sewing the Christmas stocking together is a snap!


Sewing the Christmas Stocking Together

1/2” seam allowance allowed.

1. Pin the two stocking pieces right sides together. Stitch all the way around, leaving the top open.



2. Cut notches in the outer curves of the stocking, and make clips at the inner curve.


Repeat steps 1 and 2 above with the lining pieces.



3. Turn the stocking exterior right side out and press if needed. Place the lining inside the stocking exterior, wrong sides together. Pin and then baste around the top, 1/4” from the edge.


4. Fold the 7” piece of ribbon in half and pin to the inside of the stocking over the back seam. The raw edges should be at the top. Baste across the top to secure. Set the stocking aside for now.


Make the Cuff

1. Fold the 9” x 17 1/2” cuff piece in half, right sides together, with the 9” edges together. Pin. Stitch the 9” edges together with a 1/2” seam allowance.

Tip: A walking foot can help sewing bulky layers like faux fur.


2. Turn the cuff circle right side out and fold the opposite way, wrong sides together, and the long edges aligned.


3. Pin the cuff inside the stocking with the raw edges all aligned. Stitch with a 1/2” seam allowance.

4. Finish this seam with a zig zag stitch or a serger.


4. Turn the cuff to the outside and your Christmas Stocking is done! Don’t you want to make lots more???

I would love to see the Christmas stockings that people make with my free pattern. Please post to social media using the hashtag #sewcanshe, or upload a picture to our next Show Off Saturday Picture party!

Happy sewing!


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