How To Make A Lined Christmas Stocking

How To Make A Lined Christmas Stocking

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to make your own lined Christmas stocking?  You could make matching stockings for the whole family!

This is an easy tutorial for people who know how to use a sewing machine but don’t have a lot of experience with putting garments together.

It might be a good idea to do a test run first before you use the beautiful fabric you have chosen for your stocking.

There is a McCall’s pattern that is recommended, but you could draw the pattern yourself if you

Have a look and see what you think.

McCall's Patterns M2991 Christmas Stockings
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Supplies Needed

  • McCalls Christmas stocking pattern M2991, or draw a pattern
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors

Step-By-Step Instructions

  • Lay out the pattern on the fabric, and pin it in place.
  • Cut out the pieces.
  • You should have these pieces: the outer leg, lining, cuff, and hanger.
  • Put the right sides of the lining together.
  • Using the seam allowance listed in the pattern, or a quarter inch, sew all the way around EXCEPT
    • the top opening
    • you also need to leave a couple of inches open in the foot, or you can pick it apart later.
  • Repeat with the outer leg fabric, but sew up the whole foot.
  • Turn the outer leg inside out so the right side is on the outside.  Leave the lining as it is.
  • Put the right sides of the cuff together.
  • Stitch down the side, making a tube shape.
  • Press the seams open with the iron.
  • Fold the cuff evenly in half so the right side is facing out.
  • Match the seams together, and press.
  • Take the outer leg and the cuff.  Open up the cuff and place it over the top of the stocking.
  • Line up the side seam of the back of the outer leg with the cuff seam.
  • Fold hanging loop fabric or ribbon in half and pin the center of the cuff seam.
  • Pin the other side of the stocking together.
  • Hold open the stocking and check that the fabric is smooth and fits in with no bunching.
  • Take the lining with the wrong sides facing out and push the stocking inside the lining.
  • Line up all the seams.
  • Hold the fabric, take out the pin behind it and pin on top through all the layers.
  • Do the same on the other side of the stocking.
  • Sew all the way around the circle, taking care not to sew it closed.
  • If you did not leave a gap in the stitches at the foot of the lining, unpick the stitches for 2 to 3 inches.
  • Reach into the gap and carefully pull the stocking through until all of it is inside out.
  • You’ll have what looks like 2 stockings joined at the cuff.
  • Ensure the shape of the stocking is correct; if there is a pointy toe, push it into shape.
  • Close up the gap in the toe with an invisible stitch or fold hems in and sew together with a top stitch.   This section will be inside the stocking, so it doesn’t need to be perfect.
  • Snip some small triangle shapes out of the seam of the lining to allow it to sit flat later.
  • Holding the stocking with the lining facing upwards, grip the cuff and push the lining inside the outer stocking.  Use your fingers to make it smooth on the inside.
  • Press all seams and the stocking.
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