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Holly Christmas Stocking

The embroidery design Holly Christmas Stocking gives this easy project its name. We're going to explain how to use the design to make an actual stocking you can give away as a lovely gift.

The design is available in 3 sizes, so the finished size of your project will depend on the size of the design you use.

Holly Christmas Stocking image 1

You will need red and white polyester craft felt, pom-poms or any other small embellishments.

For embroidery, use embroidery polyester or rayon threads, light-weight iron-on tear-away stabilizer.


Stabilize a piece of red felt with iron-on tear-away stabilizer. Please note that you need to press from the side of the stabilizer, not the felt.
Make the embroidery of Holly Christmas Stocking

The words "Merry Christmas" are embroidered last. You can embroider a name instead, if your machine has pre-set text.


Before tearing the stabilizer away, draw the shape of the stocking on the wrong side of the embroidery.

We followed the outline of our embroidery with an allowance of about 1 1/4", as you can see below.

Holly Christmas Stocking image 2

Place another piece of felt under the embroidered piece and, with a pair of sharp scissors, cut out the outline of the stocking.

Holly Christmas Stocking image 3

Measure the upper edge of the sock and out of white felt cut 2 strips 3 inches wide and the length of the upper edge.

Place the strips along the upper edge of the sock halves. Align the upper edges.
Machine stitch 1/4" from the edge.

Holly Christmas Stocking image 4

Fold the white strips up. Place the sock halves together, face inwards. Align all edges. Pin or baste together.

Machine stitch together 1/4" from the edges.

Turn the sock right side out. Fold the white upper edge down. Decorate the edge of this "cuff" with pom-poms, jingle bells or any other small embellishments.

Holly Christmas Stocking image 5

The stocking is ready. Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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