Are you ready for some Christmas cuteness? These mini Christmas stockings are super simple to sew from felt, embroidery floss, buttons, and trims from your sewing basket. They make adorable ornaments, obviously, but you can also use them to decorate packages and brighten your holiday place settings. I used a classic color scheme of red, white, and black, but you can use any palette you like for your stocking collection.
To begin, print out the patterns below to the size you like. My finished stockings are about 3 inches high. For each stocking, cut two stockings from your main color and one toe piece from a contrasting color. (As I do for all my felt projects, I used WoolFelt from National Nonwovens.) Use two strands of embroidery floss and whipstitch to sew the straight edge of the toe piece to one of the stocking pieces, as shown in the photos (this will be the stocking front). Cut a length of ribbon or rickrack slightly wider than the stocking and sew it in place about 1/8 inch from the top edge of the stocking. Sew an arrangement of buttons below the ribbon.
When you've finished embellishing your stocking, pin the front and back pieces together, folding the edges of the ribbon over and tucking them between the two pieces. Starting at one top corner, sew the two pieces together with running stitch. Sew through the ribbon and curved edge of the toe piece to secure them in place. When you reach the other top corner, stuff the stocking with fiberfill before sewing the top edge closed. If you prefer, you can leave the top edge open and use the stocking to hold a miniature candy cane or other tiny treats. I sewed a jump ring to one corner of my stocking for securing a hanging loop, but you could also sew a hanging thread or ribbon directly onto the stocking.
That's it--your mini Christmas stocking is complete! If you get carried away like I did, here are some ideas for using your little stockings . . .
Use them as ornaments--on the Christmas tree or all through the house.
Tie them on Christmas presents for an extra touch of cuteness.