I had a Target bag full of  purchased stockings sitting on my counter when I decided to make my own.    So…the Target stockings were returned (after I traced one for a pattern!) and I made my own.


  I’ll share a tutorial for how I did the cuff part in the next couple of days….only because I know by the time I have another baby to make a stocking for, I’m not going to remember how in the heck I made these ones.


I like that they are matchy without being matchy-matchy (that makes sense when I say it out loud).   So when more kiddos come along I won’t have to worry about getting the exact same stockings, and I’ll be able to whip one up with the same color palette instead.


43 Responses to Stockings

  1. Duzza Bear December 9, 2010 at 3:59 am #

    I love them! Such a nice, fresh take on the traditional Christmas palette.

  2. Mary on Lake Pulaski December 9, 2010 at 4:02 am #


  3. traceyjay December 9, 2010 at 4:03 am #

    those tiny double hourglass blocks are too adorable! As are all the stockings! cute! :)

  4. Natalie December 9, 2010 at 4:09 am #

    Cannot find our stockings!
    Not sure I can find the courage to whip up six of these though… oh. so. tempting.
    Dare I?!

  5. Liz @ LivingMySweetLife December 9, 2010 at 4:21 am #

    ohhh, I like!!! I have to make 3 stockings as gifts, I better get cracking. I really love that patchwork stocking!

  6. Jessica December 9, 2010 at 4:28 am #

    Looks great! I still have to make our son's stocking for this year. But seeing as how he's only 8 months old, I'm not too worried about it.

  7. Melanie@Crafty Cupboard December 9, 2010 at 4:36 am #

    I love the itty-bitty double hourglasses :)
    we ran in to the problem of having 3 matching stockings that I made, but then we had another kid. So, three stockings are huge, and the 4th is tiny and made from scraps from the first 3.
    Would have been better to go your route, and just have fun colors be the theme!

  8. Kristie December 9, 2010 at 5:15 am #

    How many kiddos are you planning???

  9. Amy December 9, 2010 at 5:17 am #

    simply gorgeous! Love them all!

  10. Amy December 9, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    So cute!!!

  11. Ruth December 9, 2010 at 5:38 am #

    Very pretty and WOW that was quick!!

  12. Artfulmama December 9, 2010 at 6:01 am #

    This is exactly what i have been looking for! I'm looking forward to your tutorial.

  13. yenni December 9, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    i love them…it's so colourful…^^

  14. Ginger December 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    Great fabric choices! I love how the stockings all turned out.

  15. Jenny December 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    I love these. I have also been admiring the ones on Camille's blog. ;)

  16. crickets December 9, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    I made our kids stockings using leftover fabric from their baby quilts, and just 2 years ago finally made my hubby and I new ones. I just love them! They are all different fabrics, but they reflect our individuality.

    Your stockings came out super cute – really love the blocks patterns you used!

  17. The Cottage Mama December 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    LOVE these ~ so beautiful and so special because they are handmade. Great colors!


  18. homemadepineapplemarshmallows December 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Adorable!! Such sweet stockings :) What's the yellow and grey dot? I am looking for one like that and can't find one anywhere!

  19. Domini December 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    So funny, I just did the exact same thing! Of course yours are much nicer. I just learned how to sew though!

  20. Kristan Anne December 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    They're so adorable! Thanks for the link to Simplify, that's such a great blog too!

  21. Sherri December 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    You have been working fast! I got Camille's pattern and am finishing up the hexagon one today…hopefully I can make a few others next week!

  22. The Extra Ordinary Bree December 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    I love that you took your stockings back AFTER tracing the pattern… I thought I was the only one who did that kind of stuff!!

  23. Krista Hansen December 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    I love them!!! I can't wait for the tutorial.

  24. QuiltyGirl December 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    I'm with ya on the level of matchy matchy!
    Very cute!

  25. Jemm December 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    Just gorgeous! LOVE these.

  26. Sandy December 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    Love, love those fabrics…

  27. Sherri December 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    Ok…so you motivated me to finish mine…hope it's okay I linked to this post in my post today…really love these!

  28. Jayme December 9, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

    Hey you! So you found something to do with those little triangles!! I love the stockings! I might just have to make some for my mom to leopard at her house for guests because we don't have any here. The cuff is the worst part for me so any advice on that would be really helpful! Hope you're staying warm!!!

  29. Jayme December 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    Leopord? Meant "keep". Stupid auto speller on my phone!!

  30. live a colorful life December 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    These are SO cute!!

  31. Meg December 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    I love these!! I need to make my family stockings! I need to dive into the fabric stashes and see what there is!!

  32. Carrie P. December 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    so very cute.

  33. Tasha December 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    These are beyond fabulous. Completely in love with them. You make the most fabulous things ever. Seriously.

  34. tracy_a December 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm #


  35. Katy December 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    If you don't mind, just whip up 4 more for us as well! If I've said it once I've said a 1000 times – I love the fabric combinations you pick out. I don't think I could pick out so many as well as you and have them all look good together. Sigh.

    Love them!

  36. Mrs. Doodle December 10, 2010 at 1:53 am #

    these are awesome!!!! I am working on making some of these tonight and looked for a tutorial online… Farbicworm had a good one and thought I would share incase anyone was like me…. cheap and waiting until the last minute:)

  37. Minx's Den December 10, 2010 at 3:11 am #

    how adorable!!! gives me some inspiration! thanks for sharing!

  38. Courtenay December 11, 2010 at 3:11 am #

    These are beautiful! I'm sooo jealous!

  39. Linda December 11, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    Thank you for this Tutorial. I completely understand your dilemma with linings etc as I have exactly the same problem (including Foundation piecing!) I got myself in a complete whirl recently trying to figure out how to line a simple Tote Bag. I think it's a lack of Spacial Awareness, obviously a missing gene and I also have difficulties with Left & Right!

  40. aformalfeelingcomes December 11, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial, I love it! I love the variety you made, they look great.

  41. Mary Ann December 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    Your finished stockings are just fabulous!!
    Thanks for the tutorial on the lining! That's really clever!!!
    All the best!

  42. Rachelle December 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    Good for you! These are so pretty.

  43. jacqui jones December 19, 2010 at 2:56 am #

    these are beautiful i want some

    heres a link to your rose pillow i made and your circle quilt. i loved them both so much

    thanks so much for all your tutorials

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