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Denim Christmas Stocking

Posted on December 8, 2007

Craft a recycled denim Christmas stocking this holiday. I used a pant leg of some old jeans and a printed stocking panel to make this unique Christmas stocking. I then topped it off with a crocheted top edge and a jingle bell.


Here is the back of the stocking. I left mine plain but you could add embellishments. Another option is to just make your entire stocking like this one and not use a printed panel as I did on the stocking above. Either way your recycled denim Christmas stocking is sure to be one-of-a-kind!

Below is a mini tutorial showing the steps to make your denim Christmas stocking.
Step 1
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Using a pre-printed Christmas stocking panel, lay it on the pant leg and cut out two denim stockings. Cut so you have extra material around all edges of the stocking.

Step 2
Place print side facing out on top of the right side of one denim stocking piece. Machine stitch around the edge marked for printed stocking.

Step 3
Then with right sides together, pin in place other denim stocking piece and printed stocking. Machine stitch together by using the prior stitching on the back side of denim stocking as your guide so you stitch it exactly over printed stocking edges.

Step 4
Trim all seams. Leave extra denim material at top of stocking for trim. Turn right sides out and press. I turned down a small hem on the printed stocking panel and used fusing tape to hold it in place.

Step 5
With a small steel crochet hook, crochet around the unfinished top edge of the denim stocking using a SC stitch. You have to carefully working the first row into the denim evenly around using the steel hook to make a small hole in the denim for your SC stitch. Switch to a larger crochet hook once the first base row is completed. I used a US size D hook and worked 6 rows of SC around the stocking top with sport weight yarn. Add the jingle bell on your last row. Then chain to make a small hook for hanging up the stocking. Finish off.

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11 Responses to “Denim Christmas Stocking”

  1. Gizmo
    Dec 08, 2007

    Great idea!!! Looks very nice.

  2. Deneen
    Dec 09, 2007

    What a neat idea!

  3. Lesalicious
    Dec 09, 2007

    Love the Christmas stocking they both are cute. Great job.

  4. jesie
    Dec 10, 2007

    New great idea with the socks. You’re very creative. Thumbs up!

    Have a great day!

  5. meghnak
    Dec 11, 2007

    Hi cindy,
    i must say that I’ve never seen a person as creative as you!
    Nice idea and Kudos! to your creativity!

  6. Stephanie
    Dec 17, 2007

    So cute. I could totally see my daughter going for something like that made with embellished jeans. Too bad her mama doesn’t sew, or crochet. . . someday. . . .

  7. You know that phrase about making a silk purse from a sow’s ear– I’m convinced YOU could actually accomplish it. Love the stocking, I would not have imagined those were from jeans. Really fun.

  8. Denise
    Apr 29, 2008

    I made jean Christmas stockings for my family a few years ago! I love them. I embellished them with Christmas-themed material (a different them for each of us – i.e., snowmen for daughter, candy canes for dad, Christmas trees for me) and then used puffy paint and a coordinating solid material to place our names on the stocking! I get a lot of compliments from folks. When I find pics I’ll post.

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