Make an adorable, small stocking with my free and easy to follow Mini Christmas Stocking Pattern! It's the perfect size for giving small gifts, creating advent calendars, or using in a festive holiday tablescape.
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Have you ever planned to make something, but just never found the time?
This Mini Christmas Stocking Pattern is one of those projects. I definitely suffer from too many ideas and not enough time to execute them! #CrafterProblems
I spotted some cute mini stockings last Christmas, and I thought "I can make that!" The materials were gathered, and the inspiration was fresh, but I just never found the time to sit down and make the stockings.
I'm so glad I found the time this year, because my Mini Christmas Stockings turned out so cute!
Mini Stocking Pattern
I love these Mini Christmas Stockings, because they are so versatile! Use them to hold silverware for a holiday tablescape or fill them with small gifts (or gift cards). I'd love to make a bunch for an advent calendar (maybe I will get around to that next Christmas).
These stockings are so quick and easy to make. You could make a lot fast if you worked on them assembly line style.
I wanted a simple look for my stockings, so I used a canvas drop cloth. Any fabric would work though, so why not choose something festive?
They're also fun to decorate! For the stocking above, I used red polka dot washi tape. It's not permanent, but it makes a cute accent. I'm also obsessed with the idea of adding ball fringe around the top ... wouldn't that be fun? If I ever make that advent calendar, I'm definitely adding fringe!
How to Make Mini Christmas Stockings
Want to make your own small stockings? Here's what you'll need:
- Mini Christmas Stocking Pattern Template (get the file at the end of the post)
- card stock
- sewing pins
- sewing machine (or sew by hand)
Print out the stocking template on card stock paper, then cut it out. ***Make sure to print the template at 100% / full size (do not "shrink to fit the page" in your printer settings), otherwise your stocking will turn out smaller than mine.***
Fold your fabric in half, then trace around the stocking template using a pen.
I used a canvas drop cloth to make my stockings. Drop cloths are perfect for so many DIY projects. I love them because they're cheap, and the fabric is easy to work with. You could use any fabric for this project, although I'd recommend something on the sturdy side, or your stocking might turn out a little floppy.
Pin the two layers of fabric together with the sewing pins.
Then cut out the stocking following the pen line.
Sew a ½-inch seam around the stocking, leaving the top open.
Tip: don't follow my bad sewing example ... I was in a hurry to take these photos while I still had some daylight! Iron your fabric before starting, and remove the pins before you sew over them (otherwise you may break the needle on your sewing machine).
With the stocking still inside out, iron the seams open and trim the seam allowance around the toe of the stocking.
Then, turn the stocking right side out and press the seams flat.
Turn the raw edge of the stocking ½-inch toward the inside of the stocking, pinning in place. Sew around the top of the stocking ¼-inch from the edge.
That's it! Your Mini Christmas Stocking is complete! Wasn't that easy? You could definitely whip up a bunch of these stockings in no time.
For my table setting, I set the stocking atop a black napkin and placed the silverware inside. I created a place card by wrapping my favorite wood gift tags with striped washi tape. Then, I added a gold dimensional sticker and threaded ¼-inch gold ribbon through the tag's hole for a fun accent.
I simply set the place card on the stocking, but you could use a piece of super sticky tape behind the tag to hold it in place.
Free Printable Stocking Template
I hope you're inspired to use my Mini Christmas Stocking Pattern for your own project.
Let me know if you make some ... I'd love to see how they turn out!
Click anywhere on the image below (except the "Pin Me!" button) to download the Mini Stocking Pattern. For best results, print the PDF at full size on a heavy paper like card stock.
What craft projects are you hoping to complete this holiday season?
P.S. Check out all my Christmas crafts, recipes, and decor ideas!