Handmade stocking are such a sentimental treasure. There are so many options for handmade Christmas stocking tutorials too – every skill level from simple and beginner-friendly to more complicated and complex designs.
Beginner-friendly Handmade Christmas Stocking Tutorial
Fast and beginner-friendly stocking tutorial that is still my most popular post every December.
Quilted and Patchwork Christmas Stocking Tutorials
Easy Quilted/Lined Stocking – super quick and perfect for using up favorite scraps!
Patchwork Stocking – also from Purl Soho
Patchwork stocking with a lined cuff from Cluck Cluck Sew
Half-square triangle Patchwork Stocking tutorial from Sherri of A Quilting Life
Patchwork Star Stocking from Love Patchwork and Quilting
Mini Patchwork Stocking from Jeni Baker
Mini stocking garland from Polkadot Chair
Classic Cuffed stocking at Positively Splendid
Quilted Stockings with scallop edge from Tilda
Repurposed Christmas Stocking Ideas
Make a stocking from Vintage Linens from Jeni Baker
There’s not a pattern for this one, but I love this idea. Tami Gray Voth of Farm Down the Lane made this set of stockings from a vintage cutter quilt.
Handmade Felt and Wool Christmas Stocking Tutorials
Winter Flower Felt Stocking tutorial from Purl Soho
Sentimental Christmas Stockings at Our House
You may be surprised to know that my family doesn’t have quilted stockings! Our family stockings are still handmade though – a knit pattern going on for 5 generations now! You may remember when I shared them a couple of years ago along with our fireplace mantle redo.
These handmade stockings are probably my favorite Christmas decoration and were made by a beloved Aunt when we were growing up. She used the same pattern that my great-grandma had used for the previous generation – including knitting the stocking my mom still uses. And my mom has continued that tradition, making the same stocking pattern for spouses and grandchildren that joined the family. I love their connection with family traditions past.
Do you have any sentimental stocking stories in your house?
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I few years back, I saw this Saltbox House quilt block on the cover of the December 2017 issue of Quilt Mania magazine and had to make one. A few months after I got married, we went to visit my in-laws in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in December and I was SO smitten with the classy Christmas decor on the traditional New England houses. This white house reminded me SO much of that Christmas visit.
I had hopes to get a lot farther than this that year, but then one of my kids and I got sick, which wiped out a week of my life. No bueno. So not much got done. As a result, I only finished the block, but that’s okay – it will just follow in the tradition of most of my Christmas quilts – start it one year and finish it the next.
My windows and tree are a little wonky, but I’m okay with that. They give the place ‘personality’. (Hopefully quilting will help a little. 😉 ) Still, I’m ready to move into this cute farmhouse, personality and all.
I only made one block – I’m thinking I’ll make it the center of a simple medallion quilt. Don’t have a specific plan yet – so time will tell how (or when) this one turns out.
Maybe this is the year I’ll finally get something done with it!
Big thanks to QuiltMania for sending me the latest issues of their publications. I always love perusing them.
The December 2017 issue of Simply Modern also had some great projects. I’m totally smitten with this felt tree pattern. (I’m always a sucker for red & white at Christmas.
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