Today I’ve got a quick and easy elf style stocking tutorial for you guys. I love the funky cuff and the best part is that you can use any fabrics to customize to fit any decor.
I went for more deep maroon and hunter green colors but you could do this with prints, brighter colors or even fur would be fun. If you like this simple Christmas idea you might also be interested in one of my other favorite Christmas crafts and recipes!
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How to Make an Elf Stocking
You can use this simple sewing tutorial to make any basic stocking with a cuff. I actually made some with these exact same steps using more of a wide band instead of the elf style zig sag top.
I even found some darling print fabric and made a lopsided fat rectangle band for a little one. This basic stocking technique can easily be tweaked to suit your own personal preferences.
Feel free to get creative and make it all of your own.
What You’ll Need Make and Elf Style Stocking
I would recommend sticking with a woven (non-stretchy) fabric, but pretty much any fabric could work for this.
I’m linking the type of jingle bells I used with my Amazon affiliate link but you can find smaller and cheaper packs at the dollar store or any craft store usually. Also the exact size of the bells really doesn’t matter.
- 1/3 Yard main stocking fabric (the red in mine)
- 1/4 yard cuff fabric (the green in mine)
- jingle bells (I used 7 since I made 7 points)
Elf Stocking Sewing Instructions
There elf style stockings have lived in my home since I was first married. I made a bunch of them and hung them down my stair banister. They are such a simple quick sew that I didn’t mind whipping up a bunch.
This is a quick and dirty style of tutorial. I figured there wasn’t a ton of wear and tear so it’s not finished on the inside but if you want a more polished look you could certainly do a double layer so that it’s lined.
I originally shared this tutorial over at The Crafting Chicks.
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