Christmas Stockings Made from Sweaters

How is your Christmas decorating coming?  Have you made anything Christmassy yet?  This is a perfect project to get you in the holiday spirit. If you don’t need an extra stocking for your mantel these are perfect to use in place of a gift bag. A little bonus a gift within a gift.

We found this project on a blog called The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.  Make sure to stop by.


      First  lay your sweater inside out on a flat surface.


You can use a stocking that you already have as a pattern or just free hand the size &  shape that you like.


Trace the shape and pin it so that the front and back of the sweater won’t shift while your sewing.


Then  machine stitch on the lines before cutting so that the sweater won’t unravel. Then  cut around the stitches.


 Finally turn the stocking right side out and you have the perfect hand crafted stocking.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.


  1. Great idea. Thank you. I have a couple of sweaters that I’m going to try this project. Again thank you for your idea and sharing it.

  2. You could use this same idea for leg warmers, or just cut off the sleeves and add elastic