Handmade Stocking Advent Calendar

Add excitement to present-giving with this easy Advent calendar. You can hang it on a mantelpiece, stair banisters or Christmas tree. Fill it with your favorite treats or tiny gifts, and attach fabric numbers to mark the 24 days of Advent.

Homemade Stocking Advent Calendar

Stocking Advent Garland on Staircase

2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - A Greener Christmas View original photo.

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

From: DK Books - Greener

Materials Needed:

  • an old, plain linen bed sheet or two plain linen pillowcases
  • an old gingham tablecloth or two large gingham dish towels
  • scissors or pinking shears
  • pins

Step 1

Cut 24 shapes from the linen cloth using the template (secure it with a pin if necessary). Cut another 24 shapes from the gingham cloth.

Cutting Shapes From a Template

Making a Stocking Advent Calendar

2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - A Greener Christmas View original photo.

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Align two shapes of the same fabric. Sew the edges, but not the top, together, correct sides facing out. Repeat with all the fabric shapes.

Sew Stocking Edges Together

Handmade Stocking Advent Calendar: Sew Your Stocking

2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - A Greener Christmas View original photo.

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Tie each short piece of string in a loop. Sew a loop onto the top right corner of each stocking. Sew on small bows made from the fabric.

Add Twine and Ribbing to the Top of the Stocking

Adorn the Stocking's Top

2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - A Greener Christmas View original photo.

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 4

Tie the stockings, alternating the fabrics, into place along the long length of twine so they are evenly spaced. Add fabric numbers, if needed.

Fill Stockings With Treats

String Stockings With Twine

2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - A Greener Christmas View original photo.

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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