I have a fun Christmas in July project for you today! These sweet little Christmas Gift Card Mini Stockings are suuuuper fast to sew up – and they are the perfect project to make up a few months ahead, just to have on hand!
If you are anything like me, when it gets down to the wire and super close to Christmas, I tend to forget about little details like wrapping and cute packaging. But with a bunch of these sweet little stockings on hand, you don’t even have to stress! You can pop your gift cards in a little stocking and have a creative and handmade way to give them. So much more fun.
I made up two different sizes of the stockings – just be increasing the seam allowance. The smaller version is great as a cash holder – or you could use it for some sweet little earrings or something else tiny!
There are really so quick to sew up – I think you’ll find you can make up a bunch in just a little while!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Small pieces of fabric for outer fabric and lining (1/4 yard will make up several)
I used this super cute Treelicious from Blend Fabrics
- fusible fleece
- rick rack or other trim for top – optional
- Mini Stocking Pattern
Start by cutting out your fabric and fleece. You’ll need two pieces each for outer fabric, lining and fusible fleece.
Iron your fusible fleece to the wrong side of the outer fabric. If you are adding rick rack or other trim, sew it along the top edge, with a 1/4″ seam.
Place the right sides of the outer fabric together and sew around everything but the top edge with a 3/8″ seam allowance. Place the lining pieces right sides together and sew around them as well, but leave an opening in the bottom of the lining for turning later. Clip all your curves.
Turn your lining fabric right side out. Place the lining inside the outer fabric and line up the top edges and seams. (Make sure the toes are facing the same way too.) Sew around the top edge with a 3/8″ seam.
Pull the lining out, then turn the entire stocking and lining right side out through the hole in the lining. Tuck the lining inside the stocking and press. Fold the top of the stocking over and press again.
As I mentioned at the beginning, if you want to make the smaller version, you can sew everything together with a 5/8″ seam allowance.
If you cut out a bunch at once, you can do an assembly line kind-of-thing, and make up several in just a short time!
If you want to check out more quick Christmas sewing – take a look at these!