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