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Mini Felt Stockings

felt crafts-Christmas stockings

Creating mini felt stockings is a delightful and heartwarming craft that’s perfect for the holiday season. Whether you’re looking to add a personal touch to your Christmas decor or searching for a thoughtful handmade gift, these charming little stockings are just the thing. The process of making them is both a simple and enjoyable felt craft, offering a great way to unwind and tap into your creative side. I find making these felt stockings particularly fulfilling, as they bring a festive cheer to any space. Their small size makes them ideal for decorating Christmas trees, creating garlands, or even as adorable gift toppers. The best part? You can personalize each stocking to match the recipient’s personality or your holiday theme!

Mini Christmas stockings

supplies needed for your mini felt stockings:

  • Felt in various colors for the main stocking and white for the cuff
  • Felt scraps for decorations
  • Buttons, glitter glue, and other embellishments
  • Embroidery thread
  • 6″ Ribbon
  • Aleene’s tacky glue
  • Pins
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Printed stocking template
  • Needle (big eye, sharp point)

step-by-step instructions to make your own felt stockings:

  1. Print the mini felt stocking template and cut the pieces out. This step is crucial as it lays the foundation for your stocking’s shape and size.
print, cut templates

2. Pin the main stocking piece to your colored felt. You’ll need two main pieces per stocking. Pin your cuff template to your white felt, needing one cuff piece per stocking. After cutting them out, get creative! Cut any felt pieces for your design like circles, rectangles, and triangles for a snowman or tree. Glue these pieces onto the front stocking piece using Aleene’s tacky glue. Add buttons and any other embellishments or glitter glue design for that extra sparkle.

pin cut template to felt, cut out shape
cut out all felt pieces and layout
glue or sew your decorative pieces to the front piece of your stocking, let dry

3. Glue the cuff onto the front stocking piece. Repeat with all of your stocking designs, and let them dry completely. 

glue on the cuffs, let dry

4. Using (6) strands of embroidery floss thread your needle and tie a knot at the end. Sew the two stocking pieces together using the blanket stitch. Start in the cuff area on the “toe side”, and stop a few stitches before you get to the end on the “heel side”.

sew using a blanket stitch the two stocking pieces together

5. Cut your hanging ribbon, about 4″long, and fold it in half. Place the edges along the “heel side” edge near the cuff, as you finish stitching the stocking make sure to sew through the ribbon to secure it inside the stocking. 

cut hanging ribbon, sew into the top, side edge

6. Tie a knot to secure the thread, trim your thread and you have a cute mini stocking. You can hang them into a garland or you can give them as gifts with a note and candy. 

three finished felt stockings

Why You’ll Love Making Mini Felt Stockings

These mini felt stockings are more than just a felt craft; they’re a gateway to creating lasting holiday memories. Their small size makes them quick and easy to make, yet they have a big impact in terms of decor or as heartfelt gifts. The customization possibilities are endless, allowing you to express your creativity and make each stocking unique. Plus, it’s a fantastic activity to do with children, teaching them the joys of crafting and the value of handmade gifts. The sense of accomplishment when you see your finished stockings is truly unmatched.

FAQ’s when making felt crafts:

How long does it take to make one mini felt stocking?

It usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour to make one mini felt stocking, depending on the complexity of your design.

Can these stockings hold small gifts?

Yes, they are perfect for holding small trinkets, candies, or even gift cards.

Are these stockings durable?

Yes, if made carefully with quality felt and strong glue, these stockings can last for many holiday seasons.

do you have other stocking ideas?

Yes! Here is a guest blog post I did for a sewing machine version.

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