Love the look of denim and want to incorporate it into your handmade holidays? Try making this patchwork denim stocking.

Step 1

Gather Materials and Print Pattern

This stocking measures 19”h x 12”w. To make a smaller stocking, simply scale the pattern when printing to your desired size (70%, 80%, 90%, etc.). Download and print the stocking pattern.

Step 2

Use Pattern to Cut Fabric

Cut out the cotton fabric using the downloadable pattern pieces. Cut two mirror images of both the front and back out of the cotton fabric. Use the denim to cut the stocking.

Step 3

Adhere Patches

Lay two front and back pieces on a surface that you don’t mind getting glue on.

Cut up the denim jeans into various shapes and sizes. Apply fabric glue to the back of the denim, place the pieces directly on top of your cotton stocking. (It is okay if the patches overhang off the stocking edge). Completely cover both stocking pieces in denim patches. 

Step 4

Let It Dry

Allow the glue to fully cure. This will take a minimum of 4 to 8 hours. 

Step 5

Trim Excess

Cut off the excess denim that overhangs on the stocking edge.

Step 6

Attach Back and Front

Place denim stockings right-sides together, matching up all edges. Pin around the sides and sew. Do NOT sew the top of the stocking closed, just the side edges. Trim excess seam allowance and turn it right-side out.

Step 7

Create Loop

Fold the stocking loop piece in half lengthwise right-sides together. Pin it closed and sew. Use a safety pin to turn stocking loop tube right-side out and press.

Match up the bottom raw edges of the stocking loop to create the actual loop. 

Step 8

Attach Loop to Stocking

Pin the raw loop edges to the top back edge of the exterior stocking pieces. Sew 1/8” away from the top edge to secure.

Step 9

Sew Lining Pieces

Place the lining pieces right-sides together and pin around the edges. Leave a 5” opening along the back side edge and do not pin top edge. Sew it together. 

Step 10

Attach Exterior to Lining

Slip the lining over the exterior pieces so that they are right-sides together. Match up all seams. Pin along the top edge and sew.

Turn stocking right-side out through the opening in the lining and whipstitch opening closed. 

Step 11

Invert Lining

Push lining inside of the stocking and you are finished!