DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving

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We're always looking for unique ways to give gifts for the holidays, that's why we came up with the DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving!  These cute little stockings are perfect to stuff for anyone on your list this holiday season.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving

With this tutorial you can easily sew a cut Christmas Stocking.  Using the basic pattern you can scale it to the size that fits your needs.  Let's start sewing!

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving supplies

Gather all materials needed for this tutorial:

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 1

Step 1: Draw a sock on a piece of pattern paper.  The opening of the stocking should be big enough to accommodate a present.  The size of the stocking would be based on your own preference.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 2

Step 2: Cut the stocking pattern.

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Step 3: Cut the red crafting felt in reference to the stocking pattern.

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Step 4:  Cut another piece of stocking that is identical to the first one on a red crafting felt.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 5

Step 5:  Cut a small thick strip of the rectangle from the green crafting felt.  The width of this should be at least 3 to 4 centimeters.  The length would depend on the width of the sock’s opening.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 6

Step 6: Make some details on the green rectangle by creating some V-cuts in one long side of it.

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Step 7: Place a piece of green crafting felt on the tip of the stocking and cut the sides based on the shape of the stocking’s tip.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 10

Step 8: Place another piece of green crafting felt on the ankle part of the stocking and cut the excess parts based on the shape of the stocking’s ankle.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 9

Step 9: Single thread the needle with crochet thread.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 10

Step 10: Align the piece of the green rectangle with V-cuts on the edge of the stocking’s opening and sew it on the stocking using a running stitch.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 11

Step 11: Place the green ankle patch on top of the red stocking and sew it on the sock using a running stitch.  Run the stitch along the inner curves of the ankle green patch.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 12

Step 12: Place the green tip patch at the end part of the stocking and sew it using a running stitch.  Run the stitch along the inner curved lines just like the one made in the later step.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 13

Step 13: Get the other bare piece of the red stocking and align it with the one with green patches on.  Make sure to place this on the bottom part of the stocking.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 14

Step 14: Sew the top and the bottom of the stocking together using a blanket stitch.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 15

Step 15: Cut a piece of red satin ribbon that is at least 5 to 7 centimeters long.  This will be used as the hanging loop of the stocking.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 16

Step 16: Create a loop from the red satin ribbon.

DIY Christmas Stocking for Gift Giving step 17

Step 17: Insert the red satin loop in the inner side of the stocking’s opening.  This should be located on the extreme left of the stocking.

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Step 18: Tada!  All done!  You can now hang your cute little Christmas stocking for gift giving!

 

What I like the most about this DIY Christmas stocking is you can personalize it to match the present.  If you want to get really crafty you could sew the names or put some shapes on the stocking.  I like to put a few little items in the stocking with a gift card, it is always a big hit with kids of all ages.  Now you're all set for gift giving!

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4 Comments

  1. Gifts we make ourselves are special. It’s incredible to get a hand made gift and see it’s unique and made just for us. My hobby is scrapbooking cards. People who get them are enchanted.

  2. Laura,
    If you want, a send you some photo, last night i made some cards.
    But from the other side, in the company in which I am working we did mobile app of type scrapbooking:)
    You would like I to see?:)

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