How to sew Christmas stockings

Learning how to sew personalized stocking kits is something you should do if you want to make your own Christmas stockings for this year.

And let’s face it, creating your own Christmas stockings, and making them with your own hands gives you a great feeling, especially when they are appreciated by the kids and the entire family.

I always loved the Christmas stockings made by my grandmother and, later, by my mom (after she learned how to sew them from grandma)

Before you get started with sewing the stockings, you need to make sure you have all the materials you need. Usually, if you buy a Christmas stocking kit online, they come with all the accessories and materials, so you don’t have to worry about anything, but it doesn’t hurt to check.

Accordingly to the pattern you use, you should need about 1/2 yard of fabric for the main body, a quarter yard of fabric for the top of the stocking and another 1/4 yard of lining fabric to compliment the top of the stocking.

In addition you will need thread to match both fabrics, a print out of the pattern and, optional, appliqués and embellishments to taste.

Next you should have the pattern ready, cut out on a piece of paper, and then place it on top of the fabric  and cut the piece of fabric, following the line of the pattern.

Next part is sewing the pieces of fabric together, and for this purpose I recommend watching the video below which will show you exactly how to do this. It would be difficult to tell you in words how to do this, and it is known that seeing makes it easier to learn.

I repeat, if you purchased a Christmas stocking kit online, all of these are provided to you (the pattern, the right amount of fabric, all the accessories, appliqués and embellishments) and all you need to do is put them all together.

So please, watch the video carefully and you will learn how to sew Christmas stockings.