Elf stocking – free PDF pattern & video tutorial

Ho, ho, ho my crafty friends!!!!

The preparations for the Holiday season are in full swing! I’ve made the majority of the Christmas decorations this year, which was very rewarding! I am nearly ready except for the cooking part, which I like the least, so before I go, I want to share with you my Elf stocking pattern!!! I’ve made a few of them, and I think they look super cute next to my Gnome baskets! I have a free pattern with a video tutorial if you want to check it out (click here).

They are easy to sew and you can make a bunch of them in no time!

Elf stocking

I’ve never made any type of Christmas stocking before, so first I had to draft the pattern. The external part of the stocking has two sections: the boot and the leg with decorative fur trim on the top. The main compartment is fully lined and can fit a small number of goodies! I tried to fill mine with some chocolate bars but did not have enough 🤣 I have also added a loop to one side, so the stocking is easy to hang!

Finished measurements: H / W 45 cm / 33 cm (17 3/4″ / 13″)

Skill level: Confident beginner

To make the Elf stocking, you will need two different types/colours of external fabric. I used a red velvet fabric for the lower part (boot piece) and a dark green corduroy fabric for the upper part (leg piece). I think this combination looks very festive! To ensure the Elf stocking holds its shape when hanged, I’ve interfaced the back of the fabric with woven interfacing first and added fusible fleece during construction. When using stable, heavyweight fabrics you might not need to stabilize them further. To reduce the bulk at the seams, cut the stabilizer (fusible fleece, batting etc.) without the seam allowance. Use dashed lines on the pattern piece as a template.

The fabric for the lining and the loop is quilting cotton which I did not interface or stabilize, and for the top trim, I have used a fur fabric. If you don’t have any fur in your stash, you can use woven fabric instead, but cut it slightly longer. To finish the bottom edge, fold it twice towards the wrong side of the fabric, by about 1 cm (3/8″) and topstitch near the edge.

I have decorated my Elf stockings with a 6 mm (1/4″) red cord and a few little bells I got from Etsy, but you can customize it however you like. If you plan to embroider your name, make sure you do it before you cut the fabric and sew the stocking!

I think it turned out great!

H / W

  • 50 cm / 30 cm (20″ / 12″) – external fabric (boot piece)
  • 40 cm / 50 cm (16″ / 20″) – external fabric (leg piece)
  • 50 cm / 80 cm (20″ / 32″) – lining fabric
  • 10 cm / 45 cm ( 4″ / 18″) – fur fabric
  • 90 cm / 50 cm (35″ / 20″) – woven interfacing
  • 50 cm / 80 cm (20″ / 32″) – stabilizer (optional)
  • 140 cm (55″) cord (optional)
  • 15 ( or more) small bells (optional)

Video tutorial available on YouTube

If you want to make the Elf stocking then download the pattern first (link above), then head over to my YouTube channel so you can watch the tutorial and sew along with me!!!

I would love to see your versions of the Elf stockings so don’t forget to tag @allsewpetite #allsewpetite on social media and if you haven’t done so already join the Allsewpetite – makers group on Facebook.

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