During the Christmas season, my mom always decked the house with decorations. There were always plenty of fresh pine sprigs, lights, and decorations in every corner. She even had themed rooms (an idea I adopted with last year’s Halloween decorations). The kitchen was always the snowman room. There was a vintage snowman, light-up snowman, snowmen on the walls and shelves, soft snowmen, wooden snowman, and handmade snowmen. So of course as part of my set of Christmas stocking patterns, there had to be a snowman stocking pattern.
The snowman’s body is made of white fleece fabric. The nose, eyes, and smile are made of felt. The hat and scarf are real and both were found at Dollar Tree. The buttons are large black buttons but could be made of fabric too. The head is lightly stuffed to give the snowman some dimension.
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I don’t have a lot of photos of the process of making the snowman stocking however all of the materials and instructions are included below.
- quilting cotton for stocking base
- Soft & Stable (quilt batting will work too, Soft & Stable is more stiff)
- 1” ribbon scrap (approx 5 inches)
- white fleece fabric (head and body)
- black felt scraps (eyes and smile)
- orange felt scrap (carrot)
- small scarf
- small hat
- large buttons
- coordinating thread
- basic sewing tools and supplies
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How to Sew the Snowman Christmas Stocking
Download, print, and assemble the Christmas stocking pattern.
For the base of the Christmas stocking, you can use two different fabrics for the interior and exterior of the stocking. I chose to use the same fabric for both the inside and outside of the stocking. A scrap piece of one-inch ribbon approximately five inches long works great for hanging this size of the stocking.
Transfer the stocking pattern onto your fabric and Soft & Stable. Take note that the stabilizer pieces are 1/2” shorter than the main fabric pieces. You’ll need two reverse pieces for the exterior, two reverse pieces for the interior, and two pieces of stabilizer.
Sew the two lining pieces right sides together with a 1/4” seam allowance leaving the top of the stocking open. Back-stitch at the top. Set aside.
With wrong sides facing, sew the back main fabric and piece of stabilizer together with a basting stitch, leaving the top open. Set aside. Repeat with the front side and sew on the snowman body with a 1/4″ seam allowance at the top and 1/8″ seam around the foot of the stocking. Set aside.
Making the Snowman
Sew the eyes, smile and carrot nose onto one head piece. With right sides facing, sew the snowman head together leaving an opening for turning and stuffing. Turn right sides out, lightly stuff, and close the opening with a ladder stitch.
Place the hat and the head together and pin onto the front of the stocking. Hand stitch in place but making sure to leave the sides loose to attach later. If needed, add a little poly-fil into the hat.
For the scarf, you can make one from fleece or use an actual scarf. Tie a knot in the scarf and pin in place. Fold some wrinkles into the scarf for added texture. Hand stitch in place.
Attach the buttons.
Finishing the Stocking
Place the backside of the stocking on top of the snowman face with right sides facing. Sew around the sides with a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving the top of the stocking open. Carefully turn the snowman right side out. Finish hand stitching the sides of the snowman head and hat if needed.
Insert the lining into the stocking. Fold over the top of the lining and main fabric so the stabilizer is hidden between the layers. Pin the ribbon for hanging to the side in between the layers. Top stitch around the top of the stocking.
Add a few hand stitches to the toe of the stocking to hold the lining in place.
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