Christmas Stockings

I finished my Chrismas stocking project today. Tomorrow I can go to the post office and get them mailed to their destination, and they will be hung in time for Santa to fill them. Whew, I cut that one close. I had to hang a couple of them today at my house to see how they looked.

These are for my daughter Angela's family. She decorates for Christmas with a lot of true red and gingerbread decor. She has dishes with gingerbread people that are so cute and several other gingerbread items. I think these stockings will fit in very well.

To make them I cut a boot shape from red felt. I used the stocking that I had made for Angela when she was a baby as my pattern. She still hangs that one up at Christmas.  The finished length of the boot is 18 inches. The finished width of the foot is 11 inches, and the top of the boot is 9 inches wide.

When I was making the Gingerbread Aprons recently, I bought an extra panel (half price) because I liked the size of the gingerbread people on the fabric. The only other fabric I could find was printed with teensy weensy gingerbread people. I used the apron panel for cut outs for the stockings. I used the apron tie pieces for the top bands across the stockings.

Other supplies I used: Wonder-Under (my new BFF), assorted sequins and beads, gold rick rack, bells, ribbon, and clear nylon thread.

I put each name on with gold sequins and beads, and then I remembered, there is one more in the family . . .

. . . their Cocker Spaniel, Buddy.

Now to find a box to mail them in . . .


  1. Such cute stockings. I think the dog's one will be a family favorite.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  2. Offspring of Aunt Nubby here. One of my strongest childhood memories is of staying up late at night on Christmas Eve while mom finished sewing my name in sequins onto the stocking she had just made so Santa would know it was mine. Ginger and Charlie are going to love these.

  3. Beautiful job! My kind of Christmas gift! One that grows more precious as time passes! Time treasures! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. They turned out so cute, Anita!! I know your daughter & family will treasure them & all the love you put into making their special stockings!!

  5. They turned out fantastic! LOVE them. And so cute that you made Buddy one too =o) I'm off to the post office tomorrow too.

  6. You did a nice job on these. Bet they will all be so happy with them hanging in their home.:)

  7. Anita,
    You did such a nice job on the stockings. They look so nice, and the gingerbread house looks so pretty. Pat

  8. They arrived in the mail today in plenty of time for Christmas! We love them! Buddy was especially excited :-).

  9. Oh what an adorable gift!! Very cute. Thanks for joining in the fun. Pinning and tweeting these.