I’ve recently been focusing on crafts that take awhile to make. Not all Christmas stockings take a long time to assemble, but if you have a big family like I did growing up (seven of us) then it might take awhile to get them all done! I absolutely loved my Christmas stocking when I was young because it was handmade by my grandmother. I tried to stretch the end because I thought making it bigger would get me more stuffers. That doesn’t work, by the way.
I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorite handmade stockings for the year. I also mixed in a few stocking projects that I thought were cute. There are some fun ones, some modern ones and then some very pretty ones (like the pinecone stockings above). Take a peek after the jump!
Bright Felt 1 of 22Use clip art and freezer paper to cut these felt shapes, then adhere them to a white stocking base.
Find out how it was made at Family Circle
Dala Horse 2 of 22Once you cut out the pattern pieces, it's simple to sew them together with embroidery floss.
Learn how it was done at 2 All Sorts
Field of Trees 3 of 22Decorate the top of a stocking with fun trees cut from bright felt with pinking shears.
Find the how-to at Martha Stewart
Quick Reindeer 4 of 22Cut your stocking shapes, stitch and then embellish to get this last minute stocking.
Learn how it was made at Prudent Baby
Dinner Wear 5 of 22Add embellishments to cut felt for a playful touch at your dinner table.
Get the instructions at Family Fun
Whimsical Dots 6 of 22Sewing with bold patterned fabric and a unique pattern makes these stockings show stoppers.
Find the full step-by-step at Positively Splendid
Woven Ribbons 7 of 22Weave together strips of bright ribbon and sew to make this unique stocking.
Learn how to make one yourself at Better Homes and Gardens
Sweater Stockings 8 of 22Pick unique sweaters with buttons and collars to make these simple sewn stockings.
Get the full step-by-step at Martha Stewart
Advent Calendar 9 of 22Create little stockings by cutting craft paper with a pattern, then glue them all to a board for a fun calendar.
Learn how to make the project at Canadian Living
Pretty Burlap 10 of 22These unique burlap stockings are easy to trim with holiday lace and felt letters.
See more images at Etsy shop Krista
Mary Jane 11 of 22This simple sewn stocking with a black shoe would be great for little girls.
See more images at Etsy shop Lola
Stocking Hangers 12 of 22You're going to need something to hang these stockings - why not make some simple ones out of wood?
See how it was done at Crap I've Made
Dog Paw 13 of 22Pets need stockings too! Sew pieces faux fur together to make this darling paw.
Learn how it was made at Family Fun
Pom Pom Trim 14 of 22The key to assembling the felt and pom poms to make this stocking is a hot glue gun.
See how it was made at Yahoo! NZ Lifestyle
Hand Embroidered 15 of 22These simple stockings sew up quickly, and it's not difficult to embroider a name on the cuff.
Find the step-by-step at Purl Bee
Modern Patterns 16 of 22Use the templates to make these modern stockings - assemble the pieces with glue and simple hand sewing.
Learn more about the project at Woman's Day
Mini Me 17 of 22Knit a mini stocking in minutes for a special holiday treat.
Get the pattern at Pieknits
Funky Elves 18 of 22Use bold fabric and a fun pattern to sew these stockings designed to mimic elf boots.
Learn how these were made at Warehouse Fabrics
Upcycled Sweater 19 of 22You can buy materials for this sewn stocking from the thrift store. Just add a cute felt flower.
Get the tutorial at Making Life
Stocking Greetings 20 of 22A simple red stocking stamp on white cardstock makes a cute card embellishement.
Get the supply list for this project at Stamp Your Story
Something Simple 21 of 22If you just need a simple stocking, this is perfect - sew with the fabric of your choice.
Get the pattern and instructions at Fabricworm
Vintage Pretty 22 of 22This stocking was sewn from vintage hankies, chenille bedspreads and embroidered embellishments.
Learn more about the project at Patchwork Posse
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