We may see our family Christmas stockings only once a year, but we can easily conjure their exact details any time of year, year after year. And so they had better be special!

Winter Flower Christmas Stockings | Purl Soho

Our Winter Flower Christmas Stockings are just that, with wool felt flowers decorated with embroidery, beads and sequins. We borrowed these flower shapes and embellishment techniques from our Winter Wreath Pattern and applied them to these super easy-to-sew Stockings.

Winter Flower Christmas Stockings | Purl Soho

All of the materials you need to make a Winter Flower Christmas Stocking are available á la carte, but if you’ve already purchased the materials and pattern for the Winter Wreath in White, all you’ll need is the felt. Either way, you’ll end up with a festive row of hard-to-forget Stockings blooming with holiday spirit! -Corinne

Winter Flower Christmas Stockings | Purl Soho

Materials

Two pieces of Felt are enough to make one Stocking. The rest of the materials are enough to embellish many Stockings.

Size

9 x 16 1/2 inches

Note

Our instructions describe how to make a Stocking with a right-facing toe. If you wish to have the toe point to the left, reverse all “right” and “left” directions.

Pattern

Make the Stocking

Cut

Use the prepared Winter Flower Christmas Stocking Template to cut 2 Foot pieces, 2 Cuff pieces, and one Hanging Loop from the felt.

Piece the Stocking

Winter Flower Christmas Stockings | Purl Soho

Lay one Foot piece flat so that its straight edge runs across the top and the toe points to the right.

Fold the Hanging Loop in half so that its two short edges meet.

Lay the Hanging Loop on top of the Foot piece so that the short edges are aligned with the top straight edge of the Stocking, ¾ inch in from the left top corner.

Now, lay one Cuff piece on top so that its top edge is in line with the top edge of the Foot. Pin the two pieces together along their top edges, making sure to pin the Hanging Loop in place as well.

Sew along the pinned edge with a ¼-inch seam allowance, backstitching at the beginning and end of the seam. Press the seam open.

This is now the Stocking Back.

Winter Flower Christmas Stockings | Purl Soho

Now, lay the remaining Foot piece flat so that its straight edge runs across the top and the toe points to the left.

Place the remaining Cuff piece on top so that its top edge is in line with the top edge of the Foot. Pin the two pieces together along their top edges.

Sew along the pinned edge with a ¼-inch seam allowance, backstitching at the beginning and end of the seam. Press the seam open.

This is now the Stocking Front.

Winter Flower Christmas Stockings | Purl Soho

With their exposed seams facing out and the Cuffs spread flat, stack the Stocking Front and Back on top of each other.

Pin the two pieces together along the outside edge (do not pin across the top edge).

Sew along the pinned edge with a ¼-inch seam allowance, backstitching at the beginning and end of the seam.

Trim

Winter Flower Christmas Stockings | Purl Soho

Carefully trim the seam allowance along the outside edge to 1/8 inch. For the cleanest cut, I recommend using long, sharp shears for this step.

Winter Flower Christmas Stockings | Purl Soho

Fold the Cuff over at the seam.

Embellish

Use the instructions given in the Winter Wreath Pattern, starting on page 4, to prepare, place, embellish, and attach the Flower pieces to the Cuff of the Stocking with the following exceptions …

  • You do not need to back any of the felt pieces with interfacing.
  • Replace the phrase “Wreath Form” with “Stocking Cuff” in all instructions.

Winter Flower Christmas Stockings | Purl Soho