Sew Your Own Christmas Stocking with Christmas Stocking Template

Today we have a great first sewing project for kids to make their own Kids Christmas stocking using our printable Stocking Template. These Christmas stockings to make work for kids of all ages and have good results even with low to no sewing skills!

final stocking

Make Your Own Christmas Stocking

I have created a few Christmas stocking designs to help inspire you.

These stocking cut outs and templates all involve simple shapes and motifs and if you give your kids a free hand you’ll find that they come up with great ideas of their own.

Also, if you don’t want to do lots of sewing you can glue the designs on.

This article contains affiliate links.

Supplies Needed for DIY Kids Christmas Stockings

Instructions for Making Your Own Christmas Stocking

holly stocking

Step 1

Print out the  stocking template,  cut out and tape together.

Download & Print Christmas stocking template pdf File Here

Step 2

Pin the stocking template onto your felt. Trace around and cut out two stocking shapes.

Step 3

Take one of the shapes and sew the toe and heel lines if you want them. This will be the front side of the stocking.

Step 4

Decorate the front side of your stocking. Sew or glue your design into place.

Step 5

Place the front side of the stocking you have decorated face up on top of the felt your are using for the back side of the stocking.

  1. Pin the two sides together.
  2. Cut a 5″ x ¼” strip of felt to use as a loop from which the stocking can hang and pin the loop into place between the front and back sides of the stocking.
  3. Sew the two sides together.

Step 6

Your stocking is ready to be hung up for Santa to fill.

Yield: 1

Sew Your Own Christmas Stocking

make your own christmas stocking

Make your own authentic Christmas stocking this year by hand sewing one together! You can make it look anyway you want and it is a fun way to teach kids an important life skill.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15-$20

Materials

  • Felt
  • needle
  • embroidery floss
  • pins
  • glue
  • decorations (optional)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Pins

Instructions

  1. Print out the  stocking  template,  cut out and tape together. Pin onto your felt. Trace around and cut out two stocking shapes.
  2. Take one of the shapes and sew the toe and heel lines if you want them. This will be the front side of the stocking.
  3. Decorate the front side of your stocking. Sew or glue your design into place. Christmas coloring books are a great place to find ideas. You can also look  here  or here
  4. Place the front side of the stocking you have decorated face up on top of the felt your are using for the back side of the stocking. Pin the two sides together.
  5. Cut a 5″ x ¼” strip of felt to use as a loop from which the stocking can hang and pin the loop into place between the front and back sides of the stocking.
  6. Sew the two sides together. Your stocking is ready to be hung up for Santa to fill.

Our Experience with this Easy Stocking Craft for Kids

Down under here in Australia, where I’m writing this post, we still have the traditional Christmas stockings but they always seem a tad out of place when everything is heating up for summer and everyone is walking around in sandals.

In Europe the first Christmas stockings were just everyday socks probably the long thick woolen sort of socks that are perfect for winter.

I know that in America, where you still have your Christmas happily positioned in the middle of winter, hand-crafted stockings have become a family tradition in many homes.

Related: History of Christmas stockings

And this is good news because Christmas stockings  must be one of the easiest shapes to cut out and sew and making them with your kids before Christmas is a great way to build on their brewing excitement.

More Stocking Crafts & Fun from Kids Activities Blog

How did your homemade Christmas stocking craft turn out? Did you use the stocking template?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *