My daughter decided this year that she wanted to switch things up in the Christmas stocking department and didn’t want the sequin and felt one her grandma made her from one of those vintage kits. So instead, she had me whip up a striped one in coral and turquoise and it turned out so cute I just had to make another with rainbow stripes! The process is pretty simple and doesn’t take complex sewing knowledge, but you will need a sewing machine to make your own DIY rainbow striped Christmas stockings.
Is that not the cutest stocking ever?!
Materials to make your own DIY Rainbow Striped Christmas Stockings:
- Flannel in a rainbow of colors (You will need 8 stipes, so you can choose 8 colors or 2 colors or 4 colors to use) – 3.5″ for each stripe
- 1/2 yard of white felt
- Sewing machine, thread, and scissors
- Rotary cutter and cutting mat optional
Begin by cutting your flannel into 3.5″ wide strips. Then use the sewing machine to sew the strips together to form a large striped panel.
Once your panel is complete, fold it over so that the right sides are facing each other and use an existing stocking or this pattern to cut out the stocking shape from your panel. You will need two pieces of the striped panels cut. Then do the same with the white felt leaving a 2″ strip of white felt on the top of the stocking.
Next, sandwich the two striped panels with right sides together and then the white felt on either side of the striped panels. Pin and sew the panels together stopping at the end of the striped panel leaving the extra felt unsewn and the top open.
Now turn the stocking right side out, sew the side seams of the top panel and fold the top panel down. Tuck under the raw edge and hem along the fold to create the cuff. Then sew a small piece of flannel into a tab and fold over and stitch to the stocking to create the loop to hang the stocking.
Aren’t the rainbow stripes just so cute? Definitely perfect for a merry and bright or candy colored Christmas. But you can easily manipulate this tutorial to make just red and white striped stockings like candy canes or coral and turquoise like my daughters!
Which colors would you make your stocking in?