Scrappy Stockings with Covered Button {Tutorial}


When Silas was born, I made our family Christmas stockings for the first time, you can see them here.  At the time I thought I’d write a pattern for them, but, before I got to it, it seemed like everyone else was making stocking patterns and tutorials.  But then a few years passed, I made a fourth matching stocking for Norah, and this year I decided it was about time I shared my own tutorial {and I think you’ll find these stockings are a bit unique!}

Note:  In order to finish this tutorial before Christmas, I have not included a stocking shape, that will be added later!  There are lots of shapes out there online, or find a stocking you like and trace it!

Read all directions before beginning.  All seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise noted.


  • 15 – 2 1/2″ x 5″ rectangles
  • 5 – 2 1/2″ squares {note: I used all 2 1/2″ x 5″ rectangles, for no real reason, it just made rearranging easier!}
  • 3 1/2″ x 9″ rectangle for top
  • 1/2 yard fabric for lining & cuff
  • 1/3 yard fabric for back & binding
  • 12″ x 19″ rectangle each of batting and flannel
  • Size 45 Half Ball Cover Button

Let’s Get Started:


Sew the pieces together in the arrangement shown above.


Trim to the shape of your stocking {I left mine a little extra large so that I could trim it down more easily}. Pin to the rectangle of batting and quilt as desired.


Cut a 12″x 20″ rectangle of backing and quilt to flannel.  Then cut out the stocking shape.


Place the backing on the patchwork, right sides together, and sew around the shape {leaving the top open} with a 1/2″ seam allowance.  Cut two stocking shapes from lining and sew together.   Place the lining inside the stocking, wrong sides together.  Set aside.

Cut a 2″ x 4 1/2″ strip and fold as for bias tape, 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, sew down the open side, this is the button loop.  Repeat with a 2″ x 6″ strip for the hanging loop.


To make the cuff, measure around the top of your stocking and add 1/2″ {mine were 17 1/2″, so I’ll use that measurement throughot}, then cut a 8 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ rectangle and fold in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, to 4 1/4″ x 17 1/2″.  Pin the  button loop 1/4″ from the fold on the right side of the front {if stocking toe will be pointing to the right, reverse for left}.  Unfold and then fold, right sides together and sew the two short seams.  Clip corners near, but not into, stitching and turn right side out.


Fold cuff around the stocking, with the button loop opposite the toe in the back.  Top stitch in place.

From the backing fabric, cut a 2 3/4″ x 17 1/2″ {or whatever you cut the cuff at} strip for binding.  Fold in half, lengthwise, and sew around top of stocking, using a 3/8″ seam allowance, as for a quilt, with the seam at the button loop.  Position the hanging loop inside, with the loop pointing down, stitch in place inside binding seam allowance.

DSC_3389Fold binding around to inside of stocking and hand stitch in place {or machine stitch, if desired}.


Fold hanging loop around binding and stitch to top of binding.

Cover button following manufacturer’s directions and sew to the front of cuff, and you’re done!



These stockings make up pretty quickly, and are a great way to add a little quilty to your Christmas {someday I’ll get around to a Christmas quilt…}.

Looking for more Christmas tutorials? You can find our Embroidered Christmas Pillow here, and Jenelle’s guest post for a First Christmas Ornament here.

I may even get one or two more Christmas projects in this  year!

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  1. Lori in NC says

    Very cute! I have several of the fabrics from your other stockings, but somehow, mine are either in UFOs, or are still sitting in my stash! Maybe you’ll inspire me to get something finished…

  2. Stephanie Olmsted says

    I love this stocking. I need to make some next year… we are adding a family member in February. So we all get new ones!

  3. RobynAnn says

    Thank you for the really well written tutorial Jennie, have just pieced the material and will finish them tomorrow!! I am really excited, cant wait to hang them up!

  4. RobynAnn says

    Thank you for the really well written tutorial Jennie, have just pieced the material and will finish them tomorrow!! I am really excited, cant wait to hang them up!You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

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