How to Make No-Sew Christmas Stockings

There are thousands upon thousands of beautiful knit, crochet, quilted and sewn stocking patterns and photos for inspiration to DIY them on your own, but what if you’re too busy to spend 20-plus hours knitting an intricate stocking or don’t have a sewing machine to whip one up?

Go for a no-sew version!

Sure, they’re less common, and since they don’t have such durable seams, you’ll have to go easy on what you put inside, but you and your kids can whip up stockings for the whole family in an afternoon–new sewing required.

There are actually a few different ways on how to make Christmas stockings for kids without sewing using fabric, fleece and paper. So, let’s get to it! How to make Christmas stockings without sewing:

Fabric- Deciding on which fabric to use will likely be the most challenging part of this project. In addition to fabric, you’ll need iron-on adhesive and any embellishments you want to use. After you cut out your stocking, put the two pieces right-sides together, with the adhesive tape in between. Follow the directions on the package and turn right-side out once it’s finished and add ribbon, bows or your desired embellishments. For further directions, check out Project Nursery which has a step-by-step tutorial.

Fleece- You probably have one of those super-simple two-layer fleece blankets that have the edges knotted together, and this idea for a no sew stocking comes from that. Cut two pieces of your stocking from the fleece and then make 1/2-inch cuts every half-inch along all the edges, EXCEPT the top.  Then knot the two pieces together to create the “seam” around the leg and foot. Do remember to make the stocking a bit larger, since you’ll lose an inch in size as you knot it.

Paper- Are your eyes drawn to all that gorgeous scrap-booking and card making paper, but you’re not into either craft? This is a great way to indulge in buying a few sheets and making some decorative Christmas stockings to hang in the windows or the tree. All you need are your scissors, hole punch and coordinating yarn or ribbon. Cut out your stockings, punch holes along the edges and let the kids “sew” the two pieces together with yarn.

What do you like to put in your kids’ stockings? We’re quite partial to headbands, small toys, stickers and peppermint candies.


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