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
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!
Gather all materials needed for this tutorial:
- red and green crafting felt
- pattern paper, depending on the size you want a regular sheet of paper may do the trick
- a pencil
- crochet thread, you probably have some left over from the DIY Christmas Lights Craft
- a big sewing needle
- a pair of scissors
- 1-1.5 cm in width red satin ribbon, the ribbon from the DIY Snow Globe would be perfect!
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.
Step 2: Cut the stocking pattern.
Step 3: Cut the red crafting felt in reference to the stocking pattern.
Step 4: Cut another piece of stocking that is identical to the first one on a red crafting felt.
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.
Step 6: Make some details on the green rectangle by creating some V-cuts in one long side of it.
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.
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.
Step 9: Single thread the needle with crochet thread.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 14: Sew the top and the bottom of the stocking together using a blanket stitch.
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.
Step 16: Create a loop from the red satin ribbon.
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.
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!
What's your favorite stocking stuffer?
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