Monday, December 5, 2011

How to make a cuffed stocking

Yesterday I posted pictures of my stockings and mantel.  Here is the tutorial to make your own piped, cuffed stockings.

First Fabric.  You can get by with just 1/4 yard of each individual fabric, depending on the size of your stocking, however I like to have at least 1/2 yard and use the leftovers for other projects.  1/4 yard for cuff and 1/2 yard of velvet for cuff/piping.
Create a pattern from another stocking and parchment paper leaving a 1/4 in seam allowance or use the cuffed stocking pattern Martha Stewart here.

Cutting out cuff and stocking patterns

Use pattern to cut out two sides of the stockings

Cut contrasting fabric into strips for piping

Fold piping strip in half 

Baste stitch the folded piping in half

Tack/ baste stitch piping to one side of fabric outside edges together.
Cut to go around the the rounded edges of the stocking more smoothly

Pin stocking cut outs right sides together.

 Sew fabric right sides together following around the piping 1/4 in from the inside. It is easiest to use your fingers as a guide

Of course my camera's battery died right here, so I had to finish up this tutorial on a different stocking...
Cut two rectangles of fabric for the cuff and sew sides right side together.
  Sew right side of stocking and wrong side of cuff together. 

Hide the seam into the top of the stocking.  I used my surger to finish the edge, if you use a suiting/knit fabric like I did that easily unravels you will want to zig zag all of your seams.   

Fold under cuff and tack or use fabric tape

Fold over grosgrain ribbon and sew to inner seam.

Tie abow around the stocking hanger

And Hang all done!!

Now go make your own!  So fun!

Happy Holidays!


  1. LOVE your stockings, so cute!!! I'm hosting holiday link parties... day 2 was stockings.. would love for you to come over and link up!

  2. Those look amazing. Love the one at the end with the red cuff.

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on. Come over and check it out.
    P.S.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

  3. What a great style! Hope you link this up at Thrifty Thursday.


  4. Brit, I love these stockings...I sew wish I could SEW...:) Thanks for stopping over. :) So glad to have found this blog.

  5. Beautiful!! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm relatively new at sewing and I want to make matching stockings for all six of us. Thanks for the help!

  6. Love the stockings! Those cuffs just complete the whole project so very nicely:)

  7. These are so cute. Love the menswear inspired fabric you used.

  8. Hi Britt, your stockings are so handsome. You did an excellent job and the materials are so unique. Thanks so much for sharing and Merry Christmas. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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