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Advent Stocking Pattern for the Holidays

Advent Stocking Pattern

Advent Stocking Pattern Cover

Create a mini advent stocking, and then create 24 more to count the days to Christmas. Or create a set to use as silverware holders at your holiday table. Or hang them from tree branches to act as ornaments. This advent stocking pattern is super versatile! Be sure to fill each stocking with a fun craft, trinket or goodie to add to the holiday cheer.

Finished size: 3”W x 7 ½”H


TIP: Try our Felty Holiday Assortment pack to have white, black, red and green sheets of Felty ready for sewing, embroidery and appliqué! Note that if you want stockings in all red and green shades, you’ll need three packs. Or purchase the Felty by the roll (four rolls were used for the featured project, in order to use two red shades and two green shades).

Felty Holiday Assortment


With the Advent Stocking Pattern, you’ll receive the stocking template (to cut two stockings – front and back) and mirrored number templates for the appliqués (to combine to make any numbers you choose).

Advent Stocking pattern number appliques

Alternatively, personalize the stockings with the letter of a first name or a machine embroidery design. Or leave them plain, depending on your décor style.

For the appliqués, try using Sulky 30 wt. Blendables® Thread. This allows for slight color variations along the appliqué edges that bring more interest and colors to the project. This thread is randomly dyed every 2 1/2″ to 5″ across the thread length. No other thread does this!

number applique with 30 wt Blendables Thread


The featured advent stockings were trimmed with a scalloped-edge scissor. Try this one for the same effect.

Alternatively, use pinking shears to create a decorative edge on the stockings. Or insert rickrack trim between the seams so it pokes out along the seamlines.

However you make the advent stockings, make them your own! Happy holiday decorating!

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