For this stocking, I used the same industrial sewing technique that are used on stockings with foldover cuffs sold in stores. It is surprisingly fast and easy to make – I was able to make it with 2 swollen index fingers and a crooked pinkie! I think 10 minutes of prep time and perhaps 30 minutes tops to sew. There is a printable template available for this project as well as a video tutorial. Are you ready to make it? Let’s get started!
Things You Will Need:
Self Fabric (I used red felt)
Contrast Fabric (I used faux sherpa)**
Lining (I used bleached muslin)
Get pattern *here*
Watch the video tutorial *here*
**Note on the sherpa – I always get my fabrics from Joann but I ended up getting this sherpa from Walmart out of convenience. The “fur” was coming off and making a huge mess at a such a great speed that I thought it wouldn’t make it before I got to sew it to the stocking. It did stop shedding after it got sewn down but something to keep in mind when choosing the quality of your faux fur sherpa plus the amount of sheets used on your lint roller. 😉
1. Cut out the stockings, cuffs and all the linings.
2. Sew the stocking with a 3/8″ seam allowance and the sew the lining with a 1/2″ seam allowance. The lining needs to be smaller so that it will fit inside the stocking.
3. I got a little clip-happy and clipped both but you only need to clip the stocking because that will be turned right side out. The lining does not need to be clipped because it will stay inside out.
4. Insert the lining into the stocking wrong sides together and baste them together 1/4″ from the raw edge.
Making the loop…
5. To make the loop, cut a piece of felt that’s 4 3/4″ long and 1 1/2″ wide.
6. Sew the long side with a 1/4″ seam, trim it down to about 1/8″ and use a safety pin to pull the tube right side out. Alternatively, you can just fold the long side in 1/4″ on either side and sew it down. Or just fold it half and sew – felt won’t fray so you don’t have to worry about hiding the raw edges.
Back to stocking…
7. Turn the stocking inside out and have it pointing to the right. Fold the loop and baste it to the stocking 1/4″ from the raw edge.
Making the cuffs…
8. Fold the cuff and lining and in half and sew with a 3/8″.
9. Put the lining in the cuffs – right sides together – sew with a 3/8″. Then turn them right side out and baste them together at the top.
Back to stocking…
10. Insert the inside out stocking into the inside out cuff. I matched the cuff seam to the seam that’s on the long side of the stocking. Join with a 3/8″ seam. Turn the stocking right side out and fold the cuff over.
And that’s it! I was going to cut out snowflakes from white felt and decorate my stocking but with being sick from RA and Christmas shopping on good days, I didn’t get around to it but you can use fabric glue to paste cut-outs, patches, poms-poms or fabric paint to decorate it. If you made this stocking, share a pic or let me know how it went! 🙂