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.
- McCalls Christmas stocking pattern M2991, or draw a pattern
- Sewing machine
- 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.