Sweater Sleeve Stocking DIY Sewing Pattern


Sweater Sleeve Stocking DIY Sewing Pattern

Sweater Sleeve Stocking DIY Sewing Pattern_2
Sweater Sleeve Stocking DIY Sewing Pattern

"Use an old sweater or buy one you like at a thrift store for cheap. Make two of these stockings out of one sweater. They resemble socks, except they are nice and long. It took me less than 30 minutes to make two stockings. These were very easy to make with one seam. Make several colors if you wish, give some as gifts, and have fun with it!"

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Main MaterialRecycled Materials


Materials List

  • Old sweater or a sweater you bought for cheap at a thrift store, garage sale, etc.
  • Matching thread
  • Adornments for decoration. I used tiny glittery ornaments on clearance from Wal-Mart

Place an ornament hook through the corner of top edge and hang on your fireplace.


  1. Stretch your sweater flat on a table or floor with sleeves extended out.

  2. Using an old stocking you have around the house, place it over the sleeve portion of the sweater. The opening of the sleeve will be the opening of the new stocking. The existing seams of the sleeve will be the stocking's side seams.

  3. The boot of the stocking should be located over the chest area of the sweater.

  4. Cut the sweater around the boot area, leaving all sleeve seems intact.

  5. Reverse cut stocking inside-out and machine stitch around the boot area that you cut.

  6. Reverse stocking inside-out again and adorn with ornaments or embellishments as you desire. Repeat with the other sleeve, and you have two stockings from one sweater. Enjoy!

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Isn't using sweater sleeves just the easiest way to make stockings? I love using children's sleeves to make a unique gift from one of the favorites that they would wear each winter. You can have so much fun with a handmade craft like this one. I know I sure did.


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