Introduction

Christmas stockings can be fun and easy to make. With just a little bit of fleece and some embroidery thread, you can sew this fleece stocking up in no time!

Step 1

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Jess Abbott

Jess Abbott

Follow the Pattern

Print out pattern pieces, pin them to the fabric and cut out the two pieces.

Step 2

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Jess Abbott

Sew Edges

Place the two fleece stocking pieces right sides together, and sew around the outer edges. Do not sew the top edge.

Step 3

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Jess Abbott

Added Touch

For a truly simple stocking, skip these next few steps for the embroidery thread around the edges of the stocking. But I do recommend it, as it gives it a nice added touch and takes only about 30 minutes to complete.

Step 4

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Jess Abbott

Start Your Stitch

To start the blanket stitch, thread a needle with the embroidery thread and make a knot at the end. Pull the embroidery thread through along the edge seam of the stocking where you want to begin. Insert the needle to the right of where you pulled your thread through, about 1/2” away. Pull the thread all the way through until you have just a little slack loop of thread still. With the needle now in the back of your project, slip the needle through the loop of thread. Gently pull the needle up. That was just to get the stitch started; now all of the next steps will be repeat steps. On the back of the project, insert the needle 1/2” to the right of the stitch.

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Jess Abbott

Blanket Stitching

Pull the needle through, but very loosely, leaving a slack little thread loop on the top. From the front of your project, take your needle and slip through the top of the thread loop. Pull the needle through, gently pulling taut. Now insert the needle on the back of your project 1/2” away from your last stitch. Pull the needle through, leaving a little slack loop on the top once again. From the front of your project, take the needle and slip it through the top loop.

Step 6

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Jess Abbott

Continue Stitching

Continue to repeat these steps until you make it all the way around your stocking. Go around the top opening of the stocking as well.

Step 7

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Jess Abbott

Top Edge

Fold down the top of your stocking 1 to 2 inches. If you did not do so earlier, cut out the stocking loop from your pattern pieces and fleece stocking.

Step 8

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Jess Abbott

Make a Loop

Fold the stocking loop in half, bringing the short ends together.

Step 9

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Jess Abbott

Add Loop

Place the stocking loop short ends together, inside of the back stocking seam. Sew to secure in place.

Step 10

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Jess Abbott

Add Loop

Place the stocking loop short ends together, inside of the back stocking seam. Sew to secure in place. 

Once your loop is in place, your stocking is ready to hang! While great for home decor, these stockings are also great for holding special gifts for loved ones. They'll love the handmade touch.