DIY Christmas Stocking Patterns & Tutorials

It doesn’t matter if you were naughty or nice, if you don’t even have a Christmas stocking to hang! Few holiday keepsakes are as precious as handmade stockings, and I made them for all of my kids when they were little. (They still have ’em!) It’s easy and fun to create such a treasure. Here are DIY Christmas stocking patterns for you, to have something handmade and unique to hang before the “Big Man” arrives one quiet December eve!




DIY Christmas Stocking Patterns

So here we go! Our first projects, below, are elf DIY Christmas stockings from ‘Cakies‘. The tutorial is really easy to follow, and even gives you a template for the stockings. Elf stockings were one of our most popular posts last year, so we know you will love these!

DIY Stockings!


DIY Stockings!


From ‘DIY Home Sweet Home‘, these are another take on elf DIY Christmas stocking pattern. She has really detailed instructions, and by that I mean she just made sure it’s clear!



These DIY Christmas stockings from ‘Handmade and Homegrown‘ are a good project for beginners, and they are a more natural look for those of you who aren’t into the elf thing. These would look great in a traditional, to more contemporary holiday style.



Teal and Lime‘ has a how-to on making these Helvetica DIY stockings… LOVE the simplicity, but the bright colors of the names on the grey background still makes it merry!



Ok, back to the elfish in us all! This fun DIY stocking pattern from ‘Linda Lum DeBono‘ feels very Grinchish to me! Great tutorial, scroll halfway down the page to find it…



I know, I know… more elf stockings! I promise these are the last ones, but can you think of any other design that will delight the little ones as much?  These elf stocking patterns are from ‘Sew 4 Home‘. Their original tutorial has more detail, here.



Amy at ‘Positively Splendid‘ has a tutorial for these classic cuffed DIY stockings… Lots of step by step directions and photos, you can do this!



From Diane at ‘In My Own Style‘, these merry and bright DIY Christmas stocking patterns come with a downloadable template… I adore the detail in these, contrasted with the white fabric… Cozy and sweet, with lots of holiday cheer!



Last, we have this retro DIY  Christmas stocking from ‘DIY Network‘. Love this look!


Do you have a favorite of these DIY Christmas stocking patterns? We can’t seem to choose just one, but the elf stockings sure caught our eye!


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DIY Handmade Christmas Gifts

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DIY Mid Century Christmas Ornaments (made from paper)!

DIY Mid Century Christmas Ornaments (made from paper)!

DIY Christmas Tree Made of Firefly Lights

DIY Christmas Tree Made of Firefly Lights

Image Credits: DIY Home Sweet Home, Cakies, Handmade and Homegrown, Teal and Lime, Linda Lum DeBono, Sew 4 Home, Positively Splendid, In My Own Style, DIY Network


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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. November 20, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Thank you so much for sharing my Elf Stockings!!! I came across this link on pinterest and couldn’t be more excited to see my project in your round up!!


    • Kathy Woodard
      November 27, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      They are so cute Jamie! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Kathi Nelson
    December 4, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Cutest stockings I have EVER seen!!!!

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