Learn how to make a quilted Christmas stocking with a free sewing pattern. The quilting is a stunning look for this Christmas sewing project.
I love the look of quilting. It’s a traditional look with beautiful texture that can be done with solid or printed fabric. With whatever fabric you choose, you can do simple quilting that blends in, or you can do intricate quilting that stands out.
For my quilted stocking I did a simple red fabric with white straight line quilting done in a diamond pattern. It’s so simple but so pretty. I chose a beautiful holly printed fabric for the lining that I love to see peaking out at the top.
What is a PDF sewing pattern?
A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.
I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!
How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?
Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.
What fabric should I use to make a stocking?
The best fabric for a stocking is cotton or quilting cotton. It’s easy to find in solids and prints, and it’s easy to sew. Cotton quilts so beautifully. You’ll also need some batting for the stocking which you can use fusible fleece or any batting that is light or medium loft.
Should I prewash my fabric?
Since the stocking will not be washed that much, it’s not important to prewash the fabric. If you want the fabric to shrink and crinkle up like a handmade quilt then do not prewash the fabric, but wash and dry the stocking before hanging it up.
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DIY Quilted Christmas Stocking
- 3/4 yard of outer quilting cotton fabric (this is the one that will be quilted)
- 3/4 yard of lining quilting cotton fabric (this fabric will be seen from the top)
- 3/4 yard of low to medium loft batting
- Sewing tools
- Sewing machine
- Free quilted stocking sewing pattern – get it at the end of the post
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Pattern pieces to cut out:
- 2 outer stocking pieces
- 2 batting stocking pieces
- 2 lining stocking pieces
- 1 loop
Place the stocking pieces on the batting stocking pieces. (Make sure you have a left and a right) Pin the layers together throughout the whole piece. Draw quilting lines on the stocking.
I did straight lines 1.5 inches apart that were perpendicular to each other and crossed each other.
Sew through both layers along each line to quilt the layers together.
Place the outer stocking pieces together with right sides together matching up all the edges. Sew from the top of the stocking, down around the toe, and up the other side. Do not sew across the top. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.
Place the lining stocking pieces together with right sides together matching up all the edges. Sew from the top of the stocking, down around the toe, and up the other side. Leave a 3 inch hole open along the bottom straight edge of the stocking for turning. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.
Clip the inner curves and notch the outer curves on both stockings.
Fold the loop in half lengthwise and press. Bring each long edge in to the fold and press in place. Fold all three folds so that the long edges are enclosed and press.
Sew along each long side 1/8 inch from the edge to secure the loop.
Fold the loop in half and pin to the top of the quilted stocking.
Slide the lining stocking inside the quilted stocking with right sides together and match up the top edge. Sew around the top edge.
Pull the lining out. Turn the whole stocking right side out through the hole in the lining.
Before pushing the lining inside the stocking, pinch the hole closed and topstitch. Push the lining down inside the stocking.
Pull the loop up and roll the lining inside the stocking. Edgestitch 1/8 inch from the edge around the top to keep the lining inside.
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!