Striped Stocking Tutorial

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Striped Stocking Tutorial
Striped Stocking Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Today I am sharing a simple striped stocking, with a little fun quilting! I rarely ever purchase holiday fabrics, so I just used different shades of green from my stash!

This was originally published as a guest tutorial on Purple Panda Quilts.

Sewing Level: Intermediate
- Old stocking for tracing or a template available here (printed on 11x17 paper)
- Variety of scraps at least 12" in length
- 1/3 yard of stocking backing fabric
- 1/3 yard of lining fabric
- 1/3 yd fusible fleece
- 1/4 yard of cuff fabric

1. Choose your fabrics. For my stocking, I choose all different shades of green.

2. Lay out your template (printed, or an existing stocking), and measure the widest part, usually near the foot. Add an inch, this is going to be how long you want to cut your strips. Mine was 11" wide, so I cut my strips 12".

3. Cut your strips a variety of widths. I cut mine between 2.25" and 3.5". Once they're sewn together, you'll know if you need to cut more!

4. Sew your strips together along the long sides, creating a big rectangle until it is the size of your template. You may need to cut a few additional strips to make sure it's long enough. Press seams open.

5. Using your template, cut out your stocking piece. Cut the stocking back out as well. Don't forget to flip your template over before cutting out your backing! You may choose to do both sides striped, but I used a solid for the back of mine!

6. Using your template, cut two pieces of fusible fleece, remembering to flip your template for the second one. Trim your fusible fleece down a 1/4" all the way around so it won't be in the seam allowance. Fuse by the manufacturer's instructions

7. Quilt the pieced front as desired, quilting through the front and fleece. I quilted mine using random diagonal lines with my walking foot.

8. I finished my stocking and added a cuff using Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew's Lined Stocking with a Cuff tutorial shared last month on Purple Panda Quilts!



  1. Love your stocking Jeni!! So excited about the stocking drive, love the idea of these kids getting their very own stocking that they can treasure forever.

  2. Thanks for this! I had signed up to make two stockings, and I need to get busy.

  3. Very nice! Simple but beautiful.

  4. The stocking is super cute. Thanks for getting me in the Christmas mood.

  5. Thanks for doing this for foster kids! I love that they will not only be getting stockings, but that they will be handmade with love!


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