A line of Christmas pajama stockings.

DIY Christmas Pajama Stockings


There’s nothing more magical and exhilarating than a home decorated for Christmas. A tree draped in ornaments, colorful lights twinkling all around, and a line of stockings hanging above a glowing fireplace. Just thinking about it makes you want to put on a pair of warm, soft Christmas pajamas and curl up with some hot chocolate and a plate of cookies. And if you’re looking for some new stockings or a unique gift, you’ve come to the right place. These adorable Christmas pajama stockings perfectly capture the warmth and comfort of the holiday season.

 

A line of Christmas pajama stockings.

 

First off, I should apologize for being MIA the past month. I’ve been working on a top-secret project. 🕵There’s still quite a lot of work to do on the project, but I’m going to try to post on here as often as I can. But I just couldn’t let December roll by without sharing this craft. These stocking are inspired by ones that my mom made long ago. Everyone in my family has their own handmade pair, with their names lovingly embroidered on the front. For me it just isn’t Christmas without these stockings.

 

Supplies:

  • 2 pairs of high-cut or tube socks
  • Thread
  • Buttons, patches, bells, ribbon, etc
  • Needles & pins
  • Scissors

 

Instructions:

  1. Line up and pin together a pair of socks along the soles. Whipstitch the socks together. Repeat with the other pair of socks.
  2. Fold over the tops of one of the pair of socks. These will be the “arms” of your Christmas pajama stocking. Whipstitch the edges down.
  3. Pin the front and back halves of the stocking together. The heels of the front pair of socks should line up with the toes of the back pair.
  4. Flip the stocking over so that the back is facing up. Whipstitch along the edge of the back pair of socks. This is the “W” shape indicated by the red lines in the photos below.
  5. Flip the stocking over so that the front is facing up. Whipstitch along the sides of the front pair of socks just above the “armpits” of the stocking.
  6. Sew on buttons, ribbons, bells, bows, or any other decorative items you may want.

 

The supplies needed to make Christmas pajama stockings.

Sewing together a pair of socks.

The front and back halves of a pair of Christmas pajama stockings.

Sewing down the arms on a pair of Christmas pajama stockings.

Pinning together the front and back halves of a pair of Christmas pajama stockings.

Sewing around the body of a pair of Christmas pajama stockings.

Sewing down the front of a pair of Christmas pajama stockings.

A pair of Christmas pajama stockings.

Sewing buttons on a pair of Christmas pajama stockings.

 

You can also use socks with fun, crazy patterns. They add a pop of personality and design without having to spend extra time sewing on decorations.

 

Sewing buttons on a pair of patterned Christmas pajama stockings.

 

Look how adorable these stockings look lined up above the fireplace! They look even more precious stuffed with candy, oranges, and candy canes on Christmas morning. You can also use these cute Christmas pajamas as a gift bag instead of a stocking. Stuff them with presents and tissue paper, and impress all your friends and family with your creativity. You can even take the stocking apart and use the socks again. Just be sure to loosely whipstitch the socks together, spreading the stitches out farther than you would if you wanted to use them as traditional stockings. Add a note with instructions telling the recipient to snip off the buttons and thread et voilà! What was a clever gift bag becomes a set of handy-dandy socks!

 

A line of Christmas pajama stockings in front of a decorated fireplace.

A line of Christmas pajama stockings and a Christmas tree.

A pair of Christmas pajama stockings stuffed with candy.

A line of Christmas pajama stockings.

 

What are some of your favorite stocking stuffers? Let me know in the comments below! I love a bag of dark chocolate truffles. 😋 If you liked this post, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

 

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