Sweater Sleeve Stocking DIY Sewing Pattern

By: Kim Hood from
Sweater Sleeve Stocking DIY Sewing Pattern_2
Sweater Sleeve Stocking DIY Sewing Pattern
This image courtesy of

"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!

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

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.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Golf Ball Snowman Christmas Ornament Craft

Score a hole in one with a golfing fan by giving them a Golf Ball Snowman Christmas Ornament Craft. Homemade Christmas ornaments like… Continue reading: "Golf Ball Snowman Christmas Ornament Craft"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite projects
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your projects


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Do Not Sell My Personal Information Privacy Policy Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe Share Your Project

---- 1 ----