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handmade gift stockings w/the cricut maker

share the love this holiday season with these adorable handmade gift stockings.

they’re perfect for small gifts like gift cards, candy, small toys, and with the cricut maker, a beginner friendly project that sews together super fast!

the maker cuts through just about any fabric and makes decorating for the holidays a snap, especially with the rotary cutter and easy press 2. imagine how cute these would be in felt or velvet?!

and you know something else? you can totally personalize these. how cute would an iron-on vinyl monogram be? yes, yes, yassss!

here’s what you need to make your own:

  • cricut maker

  • cricut maker rotary blade

  • cricut fabric mat

  • red solid color cut down to (2) 12'' x 12'' squares

  • orange solid color cut down to (2) 12'' x 12'' squares

  • yellow solid color cut down to (2) 12'' x 12'' squares

  • green solid color cut down to (2) 12'' x 12'' squares

  • blue solid color cut down to (2) 12'' x 12'' squares

  • violet solid color cut down to (2) 12'' x 12'' squares

  • repeat the color order above but you need (1) 5’’ x 12’’ rectangle

  • 2’’ to 3’’ ribbon loop for each gift stocking (optional)

  • misc. sewing supplies, including thread, iron, and cricut sewing tools

*i used riley blake designs kisses basics for this project. it’s the perfect little modern print.

here are the cutting instructions:

  • open the teeny tiny christmas stocking project in cricut design space

  • double check the that the measurements are as follows:

    • stocking: 11.5’’ x 8.5’’

    • stocking cuff: 4’’ x 11’’

  • make sure you unlock and lock your measurements so the sizes won't change as you create the additional squares and rectangles

  • you're all set, click on "make it"

  • you'll see your stockings (front and back) and cuff broken out by mat

  • you should have (3) 12'' x 12'', one for each stocking and one for the cuff

  • place your pre-cut fabric on the fabric mat in order of mat

    • for the second stocking mat, place your fabric right side down on the fabric mat

    • it was easier to keep it on separate 12’’ x 12’’ mats versus 12’’ x 24’’ mats, but you can decide which method you like better

  • select cotton fabric, insert your cricut rotary cutter, and GO!


here are the sewing instructions (use a 1/4'' seam allowance unless other wise noted):

  • pin the stocking front and back together

  • sew along the edges of the stocking, leaving the top open

  • clip around the curves of the stocking and press

  • fold the stocking cuff in half, pin and sew along the short edge

  • lining up seams, place the cuff on the inside of the stocking and pin

  • sew around the cuff and stocking with a 1/4’’ seam allowance

  • flip the cuff to the outside of the stocking and press

now i have to admit i had some help with mine. while i did the designing and cutting, jack, my fiancé did the sewing. it’s the perfect project to make as a team! so grab your spouse, your partner, or your kids and create!

happy ho-ho-holiday’s everyone!

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter

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