Freebie | The Holly Jolly Stocking

Required Tools:

  • Sewing Machine + Needle + Thread
  • Woven Fabric
  • Felt (for cuff and toe/heel detail, you can use woven fabric)
  • Scissors (or rotary wheel and mat)
  • Pins or Clip

Required Pieces to Cut Out (see below picture):

  • 2 - Stocking Outer*
  • 2 - Stocking Liner*
  • 1 - Loop
  • 2 - Cuff

Optional Pieces to Cut Out (see below picture):

  • 2 - Stocking Fusible Interfacing*
  • 1 - Heel Detail
  • 1 - Toe Detail


Optional Step: Iron fusible interfacing to the WRONG SIDE of the outer stocking pieces.

Optional Step: Place toe and heel detail on one of the outer stocking pieces and sew in place using a straight stitch, zig zag stitch or other decorative stitch (get creative!).

Step 1: The pattern pieces include 1/2" Seam Allowance. Use 1/2" Seam Allowance unless otherwise specified.

Lay the cuff pieces right sides together (if they have a right side) and sew down each side using a straight stitch.

Trim the seam allowance to 1/4"

Step 2: Fold the loop in half long ways (see below picture) with right sides together and sew using a straight stitch.

Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and turn the loop right side out.


Note: If turning is a pain in the a$$ for you fold the loop like bias tape and sew. No biggie, both options are equally fine. 

And if both those options suck use a piece of ribbon, also totally fine and way less sucky.

Step 3: Lay the liner stocking pieces right sides together.

Sew, using a straight stitch ALMOST all the way around.

You need to leave a 3"- 6" opening to turn the stocking right side out.


Note: See below picture to see where I recommend leaving the opening.

Step 4: Lay the outer stocking pieces right sides together.

Sew, using a straight stitch all the way around.

Step 5: Fold the cuff in half with the wrong sides together.

Insert the cuff into the outer stocking with the right sides together.

Make the raw edges of all the pieces lined up at the stocking opening.


Step 6: Fold the loop in half with the raw edges together.

Insert the loop into the cuff, right sides together, with the raw edges of the loop to the raw edge of the stocking's opening.

The loop should be at the heel side of the stocking (see below picture).


Step 7: Turn the liner stocking right side out (see above picture).

Insert it into the outer stocking.

Line up the toes of each set.

Line up the raw edges at the stocking opening.


Note: The stocking should be layered:

  1. Outer Stocking
  2. Cuff
  3. Loop
  4. Liner Stocking


Step 8: Sew the stocking opening using a straight stitch (see below picture).

Step 9: Pull the liner stocking piece out.

Pull the outer stocking piece out through the opening in the liner stocking.

Step 10:  Sew the turn-hole closed using a ladder stitch or just sew it using a straight stitch on your machine (1/8"-1/4" away from the edge, see below picture).

Insert the liner into the stocking and you my friend are done.


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