Free Christmas stocking sewing patterns are available on a variety of craft and sewing websites, including About.com, MarthaStewart.com, HGTV.com and AllFreeSewing.com. The pattern company McCall also offers a free digital stocking pattern to e-newsletter subscribers on its site. Some of the websites, such as McCall, provide a printable stocking template in a PDF format, which requires a program such as Adobe Acrobat to download.
All Free Sewing’s list of free Christmas stocking projects includes a rustic burlap stocking, a simple cuffed stocking, a quilted stocking and a stocking in the shape of a Christmas tree, among many others.
Martha Stewart’s website lists over 20 Christmas stocking projects. They cover a wide range of styles and sewing techniques, including woolen stockings embellished with woodland animal appliqués, recycled knit sweater stockings, mini felt stockings to embellish a Christmas tree, and stockings created with vintage handkerchiefs. Other sewn stocking patterns on the website include the “Poinsettia Fringe Cuff Stocking,” which features ribbon embroidery flowers, and the “Jingle Bell Stockings” with pierced felt motifs and small bell decorations.
About.com offers a free sewing pattern and step-by-step tutorial on how to create a traditional red stocking with a fuzzy white cuff. In addition, Home and Garden TV’s website provides instructions on how to sew an heirloom-quality stocking from an old recycled quilt.