Burlap Christmas Stocking
Pattern’s template: Actual size in pdf format, 4 pages. Download here.
Finished size: approx. 10″ x 14 1/2″
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour
1. Burlap, 2 pcs. of 11″ x 15 1/2″
2. Muslin or cotton, 2 pcs. of 11″ x 15 1/2″
3. Linen or cotton (red/cream strips), 2 pcs. of 9 1/2″ (W) x 7 1/2″ (H)
4. Jute twine, 8″
5. Embellishment (optional)
1. Sewing machine (prefer to have walking foot presser)
2. Pencil or seamstress chalk
3. Seamstress tracing wheel and paper
5. Pins, needle and matching threads
6. Quick dry glue, eg. UHU or Aleene’s Tacky Pack – OK To Wash-it (optional, for embellishment)
7. Printer and papers
Remark: Add 3/8″ seam allowance to the pattern template.
Note: You may substitute the burlap with your favorite cotton. You can either add medium interfacing to make the fabric stiffer or add batting to make the stocking looks fuller, or just add nothing at all. If you are using cotton, just treat the combination of both cotton and interfacing or batting as a piece burlap.
Gathered all materials and tools as listed above.
Download the pattern template, open in Acrobat Reader and print them out without scaling (unless you want a different size). Don’t print from browser, the scale won’t be correct.
Cut paper templates and glue to join the stocking template.
Stack fabrics with 2 pcs. of burlap at the bottom followed by 2 pcs of muslin fabrics on top. If the fabrics have distinguishable right-side and wrong-side, place them with right side facing each other. Pin.
Place the red / cream stripes fabrics for the cuff with right side facing each other. Pin
-Place the stocking paper template on the wrong side of the muslin aka. on top of the 4-piece stacking, pin, trace the outline with pencil or seamstress chalk. Trace the cuff line of the stocking on the wrong side of the second layer of muslin with tracing paper and tracing wheel. Cut fabrics with 3/8″ seam allowance.
-Place cuff paper template on the wrong side of the red / cream stripe fabrics, pin, trace the outline with pencil or seam stress chalk. Trace the top and bottom lines on the wrong side of the 2nd layer of fabric. Important: Make a marking on the rear side of the cuff (the black dot on the pattern template). Cut fabrics with 3/8″ seam allowance.
Sew sides of the cuff piece.
Sew around the stocking except the top cuff line.
Clip the seam allowance on the valleys and notch on the mountains.
Turn the stocking muslin side out from the layers between the muslin.
All the seam allowances will be kept in between the layers and won’t expose in the stocking lining.
Turn the cuff right side out and sew the twine loop on the seam allowance of the rear side.
Turn the cuff wrong side out again.
With the twine loop on top, insert the stocking into the cuff, align and match seam lines, pin and sew around.
Turn the stocking right side out.
Fold the cuff down, align and match the top seam line to the bottom (the one sewn to the stocking). Tuck in the seam allowance.
Slip stitch along the seam lines.
Fold the cuff down.
The basic and plain Burlap Christmas Stocking.
You may choose to leave it plain or spice it up further with embellishment.
For a fast embellishment, you may glue the accessories to the stocking since it is not going to be washed. Of course you may sew them on too.
I used pom-pom trim, mini ricrac and a crochet snowflake (the same pattern I crochet as the Christmas Coasters) for the embellishment.
I hang a spiral paper star on the plain burlap stocking.
You may add store bought Christmas tree ornaments or any of your DIY ornaments too.