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Quilted Stocking Pattern (free pattern, large & pet size)

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Free Quilted Stocking Pattern: This easy stocking pattern uses the quilt as you go method to construct the stocking. The stockings are super quick and easy to put together.

The pattern comes in two sizes and is easy to follow. (Tons of photos and even a video is included in the tutorial). You can finish multiple stockings in one afternoon. They are just perfect for gifting. Plus this project is a great way to use up all your holiday-themed fabrics and scraps!

quilt as you go christmas stocking pattern

Quilted Stocking Pattern

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas is just around the corner and that means it’s time to get crafty and finish up all those last-minute Christmas-themed projects.

If you’re looking for a fun project to keep you busy during the holiday season, why not try sewing your own Christmas stocking? Today’s post features a free stocking pattern and step by step tutorial with a video.

The stocking assembly uses a simple quilt as you go method to make the stocking. You’ll love how easy these festive quilted Christmas stockings are to make.

So gather your supplies and get started! Merry crafting!

Why Make this Quilted Stocking Pattern

  • The pattern comes in two different sizes – large and small (pet size.)
  • Handmade Christmas Stockings are a perfect fun and easy project for sewists of all skill levels.
  • This pattern uses a quilt as you go method. It’s fast, fun and if you’ve never tried quilt as you go, it is a great way to learn and get started.
  • Perfect for using up scraps of fabric and batting.
  • This pattern has an attached cuff, so you can embroider or use heat transfer vinyl to personalize your stockings.
  • The stocking pattern is free!

What is Quilt-as-you-Go?

When you “quilt as you go”, you are basically piecing and sewing small pieces of fabric directly onto the batting, allowing you to skip the quilt sandwich-basting and then quilting everything together step. As you learn more about this technique you’ll discover there are many different ways to quilt as you go. For today’s Christmas Stocking project we are starting with one of the simplest methods

Quilt As You Go Stocking Pattern

A few years back, I ordered new embroidered stockings for everyone in the family.

They are so pretty and look amazing hanging from our mantel. (Last year, I bought this 40 inch Santa Clause gallery-wrapped canvas – love it, even more, this year, lol.)

We had a new addition to the family this fall, so we were short a stocking. Since I had a bunch of Christmas-themed fat quarters, it’s like a DIY quilted stocking was meant to be for our little Max! All it needs is his name added to the cuff with a little HTV.

Since I was already making the pet-sized stocking, I went ahead and sized up the pattern to include a larger size as well.

The quilted stocking sizes are:

  • Small: 11.5 by 6.5 inches wide
  • Large: 18.5 by 10 inches wide
how to make a quilted stocking

Fabric Amounts needed:

Large stocking

  • Lining and back fabric: 3 pieces, 12 by 20 inches
  • Strips: 8 – 2.5 inch strips that range from 16 inches long to about 10 inches long
  • Batting: 2 pieces of batting that are about 12 by 20 inches

Small stocking

  • Lining and back fabric: 3 pieces, 13 by 8.5 inches
  • Strips: 7 – 2 inch strips that range from 12 inches long to about 6 inches long
  • Batting: 2 pieces of batting that are about 13 by 8.5 inches

Stocking Pattern Variation

Today’s handmade stocking tutorial features a quilted/pieced front and a solid fabric for the backing piece. For a fancier stocking, you can choose to piece/quilt the back of the stocking as well.

Quick Tip

If you are making just one or two stockings to go with stockings you already have. Take care to make sure your new stockings face the same direction as your originals.

Where do I get the Pattern?

Scroll down and look under materials needed for the pattern download link.

More Holiday Sewing projects:

Are you ready to make a few stockings? Read on for the pattern link and tutorial.

How to Make a Quilt as you go Stocking

Materials Needed

Sewing instructions

Step 1: Print And Assemble The Pattern.

Print your pattern, cut out the size needed, and tape it together.  Use a ruler and compare the 1-inch box to confirm your stocking pattern is printed at the correct size.

free stocking pattern

Step 2: Cut batting and fabric.

Cut 2 pieces of batting that are slightly larger than the stocking pattern. Cut 3 pieces of the lining fabric that are the same size as the batting.

how to make a quilted stocking

Fold the cuff fabric in half, line the cuff pattern up on the fold, and cut out 2 cuff pieces.

how to make a quilted stocking

Step 3: Basting the lining fabric to the batting.

Cover your work surface with paper or an old towel. Lay a piece of batting out and spray generously with the quilt basting spray. Carefully lay the lining fabric, right side up on the batting, smoothing out any wrinkles.

Layout the second piece of batting, and adhere the lining fabric to both sides of the batting. One side will be the lining and the other will be the back of the stocking. (If you wanted to quilt the back of the stocking with fabric strips instead, you would just add the lining fabric to one side. Take care that you add the lining to the correct side of the stocking – Remember one side needs to be reversed.)

quilted stocking tutorial
quilted stocking tutorial

Step 4: Quilting the Christmas Stocking

Trace the pattern directly onto the batting piece with only 1 lining piece attached. Transfer pattern markings.

free stocking pattern

Decide the order of your strips.

Line one strip up along the diagonal line. Line up the 2nd strip directly on top of the first. Sew the strips together directly onto the batting, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

quilt as you go stocking

Open the strips and finger press flat.

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Add the 3rd strip, on top of the 1st, right sides together and sew to together, directly onto the batting. 

Open and finger press flat. 

Keep adding strips until the entire stocking is covered.

stocking pattern

Trim the excess fabric as you go.

how to quilt as you go stocking pattern

Take the batting/fabric strips to the ironing board and press flat.

Using the stocking pattern, cut out the stocking shape.

free stocking pattern

Cut a 2nd stocking piece from the other batting piece. 

stocking pattern

Use a marking pen and draw diagonal lines down the back stocking piece, 2 inches apart. 

Take the back stocking piece to the sewing machine and sew a straight stitch down the lines you drew.

how to sew a stocking

Step 5: Assembling the Christmas Stocking

Line up the two cuff pieces, right sides together, and sew each side using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

christmas stocking tutorial

Flip the cuff right side out and fold in half.

christmas stocking tutorial

Line up the 2 stocking pieces, right sides together, and sew along the edges with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (Leave the top open.)

Flip stocking right side out and trip up any loose threads.

quilted stocking pattern free

Tuck the cuff into the stocking, aligning the side seams and raw edges. Pin in place.

how to make a stocking with a cuff

If adding a stocking holder, make a loop with the fabric/ribbon and tuck the looped end in between the cuff and stocking, right at the back seam.  The raw ends will be sticking out of the top of the stocking. (you can trim the excess later.) Pin in place.

add a holder to a stocking with a cuff

Sew all along the top edge of the stocking using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

how to sew a stocking

Flip the cuff over the top of the stocking, pull up the hanging loop and you are done!

quilted stocking pattern

So cute!

Quilted Christmas Stocking - Free Pattern

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How to Sew a Quilted Stocking

Free Stocking pattern

Make a Quilted Christmas stocking with this free stocking pattern. A beginner-friendly project, the pattern includes two sizes: large and small (pet size.)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Pattern
  • Fabric (lining, cuff, and strips)
  • Ribbon or fabric for the hanging loop
  • Batting
  • Quilt basting spray
  • Rotary cutter or fabric scissors
  • Ruler
  • Marking pen
  • Iron
  • Basic Sewing Supplies

Instructions

Step 1: Print And Assemble The Pattern.

  1. Print your pattern, cut out the size needed, and tape it together.  Use a ruler and compare the 1-inch box to confirm your stocking pattern is printed at the correct size.

Step 2: Cut Batting And Fabric.

  1. Cut 2 pieces of batting that are slightly larger than the stocking pattern. Cut 3 pieces of the lining fabric that are the same size as the batting.
  2. Fold the cuff fabric in half, line the cuff pattern up on the fold, and cut out 2 cuff pieces.

Step 3: Basting The Lining Fabric To The Batting.

  1. Cover your work surface with paper or an old towel. Lay a piece of batting out and spray generously with the quilt basting spray. Carefully lay the lining fabric, right side up on the batting, smoothing out any wrinkles.
  2. Layout the second piece of batting, and adhere the lining fabric to both sides of the batting. One side will be the lining and the other will be the back of the stocking. (If you wanted to quilt the back of the stocking with fabric strips instead, you would just add the lining fabric to one side. Take care that you add the lining to the correct side of the stocking – Remember one side needs to be reversed.)

Step 4: Quilting The Christmas Stocking

  1. Trace the pattern directly onto the batting piece with only 1 lining piece attached. Transfer pattern markings.
  2. Decide the order of your strips.
  3. Line one strip up along the diagonal line. Line up the 2nd strip directly on top of the first. Sew the strips together directly onto the batting, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
  4. Open the strips and finger press flat.
  5. Add the 3rd strip, on top of the 1st, right sides together and sew to together, directly onto the batting. 
  6. Open and finger press flat. 
  7. Keep adding strips until the entire stocking is covered.
  8. Trim the excess fabric as you go.
  9. Take the batting/fabric strips to the ironing board and press flat.
  10. Using the stocking pattern, cut out the stocking shape.
  11. Cut a 2nd stocking piece from the other batting piece. 
  12. Use a marking pen and draw diagonal lines down the back stocking piece, 2 inches apart. 
  13. Take the back stocking piece to the sewing machine and sew a straight stitch down the lines you drew.

Step 5: Assembling The Christmas Stocking

  1. Line up the two cuff pieces, right sides together, and sew each side using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
  2. Flip the cuff right side out and fold in half.
  3. Line up the 2 stocking pieces, right sides together, and sew along the edges with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. (Leave the top open.)
  4. Flip stocking right side out and trip up any loose threads.
  5. Tuck the cuff into the stocking, aligning the side seams and raw edges. Pin in place.
  6. If adding a stocking holder, make a loop with the fabric/ribbon and tuck the looped end in between the cuff and stocking, right at the back seam.  The raw ends will be sticking out of the top of the stocking. (you can trim the excess later.) Pin in place.
  7. Sew all along the top edge of the stocking using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
  8. Flip the cuff over the top of the stocking, pull up the hanging loop and you are done!

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