Homemade Christmas Stockings, from Sequins to Sweaters

by Rachel Joy Horn


The Christmas tree may be the most sentimental part of your holiday decor, and your outdoor lights may be the flashiest, but that doesn't mean your stockings should be neglected. Whether you prefer to fashion a demure stocking from repurposed materials, or you want a modern stocking fit for a diva, we've got the perfect tutorial for you.

Sequin Stocking

We're seriously obsessed with sequins this year. If you are too, then you'll love this glitzy stocking made from paillette sequin fabric. Did you know that paillette sequin fabric is easier to sew than other sequin fabrics? Just one more reason to try this tutorial--click the link below.

Related: Learn how to make a sequin Christmas stocking.

Letter to Santa Stocking

Kids love writing letters to Santa, and this stocking gives them a special place to hide their note for the big man in red. Click the link below for step-by-step instructions to make this stocking.

Related: Learn how to make a letter to Santa stocking.

Pom-Pom Doggy Stocking

Whether you're making this for a dog lover or her furry friend, this felt stocking is sure to please. Pick from twelve different dog templates--including this adorable bull dog--grab some felt, and applique your way to a pet-approved stocking. Visit the link below for detailed instructions.

Related: Learn how to make a felt dog stocking.

Knit Stocking

This Christmas stocking is great practice for a new knitter. Whether you pick classic red, green and white yarn, or opt for your favorite colors, you'll enjoy this classic design for years to come. Get the instructions below.

Related: Learn how to make a knit stocking.

Burlap Stocking

Incorporate the burlap trend into your Christmas decor with this embroidered stocking. Pick your favorite holiday template, from a Christmas tree to a happy holiday elf, and embellish with buttons and beads. Check out the link below for more information.

Related: Learn how to make a burlap stocking.

Felted Wool Stocking

Chances are, there's at least one holiday sweater collecting dust in your closet. Upcycle it into an adorable felted wool stocking--at least it'll get more use sitting on your mantel, waiting for Santa. Visit the link below for step-by-step instructions to make this stocking.

Related: Learn how to make a felted wool stocking.

Pearls, Jewels and Mistletoe Stocking

If an elegant stocking is more your taste, you'll love this white felt stocking, embellished with pearls, jewels and mistletoe. It may look fancy, but the materials needed are available at any craft supply store.

Related: Learn how to make a pearls, jewels and mistletoe stocking.

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About the Author

Rachel Joy Horn is an associate product manager for Demand Media and a graduate of the University of Southern California.