I had such a good time making this list! My grandma & mom hand knitted our family’s stockings but I have no such skills, so if I want to carry on the tradition I’ll have to sew some instead! I rounded up 28+ free Christmas stocking patterns with all sorts of styles and difficulty levels. Sewing machine or by hand, classic or modern, there is something for everyone.
If you’re looking for other Christmas sewing inspiration, check these posts out:
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- Felt animal ornaments to sew
- Modern Christmas quilt patterns
- Christmas hand embroidery patterns
- 20+ super fun Christmas sewing projects
Christmas stockings are a quick, fun sewing project; I think they would be a good way to “wrap” a present inside too instead of just hanging on the mantel!
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28+ free Christmas stocking patterns
My upcycled stuffed animal stocking here on Swoodson Says, my daughter thinks this is the best stocking ever and has been lugging her other stuffed anias around inside of it.
Quirky, felt flamingo pattern from Dream A Little Bigger, I love all the bright colors!
Clever “argyle” quilted stocking tutorial from Sew Can She, I think this technique is so smart and I love how the finished result looks.
If you have a Cricut Maker you’ll love these modern stockings from Polkadot Chair!
Pretty sashiko stitched stocking from Vicky Myers Creations, these would be a perfect winter hand stitching project by the fire.
Very unique space themed applique tutorial & pattern from Tried and True Blog, I love how detailed these are.
Funky elf shaped stocking pattern from Fleece Fun, I would add jingle bells to these they are so fun!
Cute stocking garland pattern from Applegreen Cottage, I want this over my mantel!
Adorable cacti stocking tutorial from My Poppet Makes, these would look great in my house and they are such a clever design.
Fun stockings made from sweaters from Heather Handmade, I wouldn’t have thought to add trim like that and I like it!
Cute money stash stocking from Phat Quarters, perfect ornament diy.
Fancy, tall stocking pattern from Orange Bettie, this one is oversized and looks great on a front door!
Ice cream stockings! The cutest tutorial from My Poppet Makes, I want these.
Tiny stocking pattern from Sisters What, she used them with a kid’s sewing class which sounds super fun.
These would be great scrappy too – jelly roll stocking tutorial from Ameroonie Designs.
Quilted stocking tutorial from Life Sew Savory, perfect for using up scraps!
Classic lined stocking tutorial over at Diary of a Quilter, it looks very easy to follow.
No sew, cutesy pom pom stocking tutorial from A Beautiful Mess, this is begging to be petted.
Adorable miniature stocking pattern from Sew Can She, these would look great on a tree.
Asymmetrical classic stocking with a velvet cuff tutorial from Sew4Home, I love the giant pom poms too.
Embroidered wool stocking from Cucicucicoo, I love hand embroidery in winter.
Funky fringed stocking tutorial from A Beautiful Mess, I love the glitter initials too.
Over the top ruffle-y stocking tutorial at Sew 4 Home, I’d love to see these sewn up in modern fabrics.
Stocking advent calendar idea from My Sew Bliss, this is dedication but what a fun activity!
Creative dog paw print stocking tutorial from Pillar Box Blue, perfect for the pooch in your family.
Adorable mermaid tail stocking pattern at Jennie Masterson’s blog, my kids would love this!
Beautiful, patchwork quilted stocking pattern from Suzy Quilts.