How to Sew Halloween Stockings

by Anya Meave

Christmas stockings are a common sight during the holiday season. However, stockings can be made for other seasonal celebrations as well, such as Halloween. They can be filled with candy for kids or adults who are unable to go trick-or-treating on Halloween night or used as Halloween decor. Hang the completed stockings on a mantel or doorknob.

Items you will need

  • Stocking pattern, optional
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Halloween print fabric, 1 yd.
  • Fabric pins
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery thread
  • Piece of card stock, optional
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Step 1

Print two stocking patterns from an online website to use as a guide when creating the Halloween stocking. Or draw an outline of a 12-inch stocking on two 11-by-14-inch sheets of paper with a pencil. Cut the patterns out with scissors.

Step 2

Select Halloween print fabric that is thick, yet flexible, such as fleece. Lay the yard of fabric flat on a table. Run your hands over the fabric to remove any wrinkles. Place the stocking patterns 2 inches apart on the fabric. Set one pattern with the toe of the stocking pointing to the right and the other pattern with the toe of the stocking pointing to the left. Pin the patterns to the fabric.

Step 3

Cut the stockings out, following the outline of the patterns. Remove the pins and the patterns and set them aside. There will be two fabric stockings.

Step 4

Lay one stocking shape over the other and match the top and bottom corners of the stocking together. Thread a needle and sew around the stocking ½-inch in from the edge, using a whipstitch, passing the thread over the edge of the stocking.

Step 5

Fold 2 inches of the top of the Halloween stocking over to create a cuff. Sew the bottom edge of the cuff to the body of the stocking using a straight stitch. Roll up a sheet of card stock paper and insert the paper into the stocking to prevent sewing both sides together, if you wish.

Step 6

Snip a 6-by-1-inch strip from the remaining fabric scraps and fold the strip in half to create a loop. Insert 1 inch of the loop into the Halloween stocking, ½ inch below the cuff's top edge, on the stocking's back seam. Sew the loop onto the stocking using a straight stitch. Hang the stocking in the desired location.

About the Author

Anya Meave is a freelance writer from San Diego, Calif. She began writing in 2009 for various websites. Majoring in telemedia, she has written scripts for student projects and has been chosen to submit a spec script for the 2011 Nickelodeon Writers Fellowship. Meave has an associate degree in photography from Southwestern College.

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