Tis' the season for Christmas Crafts! Do you have any old Ulster Weavers Linen or Cotton Tea Towels? Why not reuse them to make your very own DIY Christmas Stocking? 

Inspired by our new Snowflakes Collection, our in house designer Jennie has created a step by step guide to creating your very own Christmas Stocking. 

Share your creations on Facebook and Instagram and tag @ulsterweavers to feature on our feed! 

Ulster Weavers 100 Linen Napkins - Christmas Snowflake (40 x 40cm, Pack of 2, White) - Image
Ulster Weavers 100 Linen Napkins - Christmas Snowflake (40 x 40cm, Pack of 2, White) - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Napkins (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (40 x 40cm, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image

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Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Napkins (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (40 x 40cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Napkins (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (40 x 40cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Napkins (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (40 x 40cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Napkins (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (40 x 40cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Napkins (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (40 x 40cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image

Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Napkins (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (40 x 40cm, Ice Green)

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Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 215cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 215cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 215cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 215cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 215cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 215cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image

Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 215cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 215cm, Ice Green)

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Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (Sage Green, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (Sage Green, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (Sage Green, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (Sage Green, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (Sage Green, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image

Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Snowflake (Sage Green, White)

£7.48

What you will need

Stocking pattern
Fabric for the main body of the stocking and for the cuff e.g. Ulster Weavers Tea Towel
Light weight fabric for the lining e.g. old pillow case
Scissors
Needle and Thread
Sewing machine
Pins
Iron and Ironing Board

Ulster Weavers Cotton & Linen Union Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Gnome (Pink, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers Cotton & Linen Union Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Gnome (Pink, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers Cotton & Linen Union Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Gnome (Pink, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers Cotton & Linen Union Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Gnome (Pink, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers Cotton & Linen Union Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Gnome (Pink, White) - Ulster Weavers - Image

Ulster Weavers Cotton & Linen Union Tea Towels (Pack of 2) - Christmas Gonk Gnomes (Pink, White)

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Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 215cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 215cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 215cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 215cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 215cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 215cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image

Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 215cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 215cm, Ice Green)

£17.48
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Apron - Christmas Gnome (Pink, Adult) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Apron - Christmas Gnome (Pink, Adult) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Apron - Christmas Gnome (Pink, Adult) - Ulster Weavers - Image

Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Apron - Christmas Gonk Gnomes (Pink, Adult)

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Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 180cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 180cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 180cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 180cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 180cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 180cm, Ice Green) - Ulster Weavers - Image

Ulster Weavers 100% Linen 180cm Table Runner - Christmas Snowflake (37 x 180cm, Ice Green)

£14.98

Method: How to make your own Christmas Stocking

1. Download and print our stocking pattern HERE. It consists of x1 stocking pattern piece, x1 Cuff pattern piece and x1 loop pattern piece.

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design

2. Select a fabric for the main body, a contrasting fabric for the stocking cuff and a lightweight fabric for the lining. You could use an old tea towel or apron for the heavier fabric and an old pillowcase for the lighter fabric.

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design

3. Cut out the fabric for the main body along the fold and pin the pattern piece to the fabric, ensuring that the arrow is in line with the selvedge of the cloth.  

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design

 4. Cut around the pattern. 

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design
Ulster Weavers Luxury 100% Cotton Tea Towel - Wildflower
Ulster Weavers Luxury 100% Cotton Tea Towel - Wildflower

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Cotton TT Christmas Dotty Sheep - shop.ulsterweavers.com
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5. Do the same for the stocking cuff and lining (use the same pattern piece as the main body). 

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design

6.  Repeat so you have 2 of each section apart from the loop. Cut this out of the un-folded cloth.

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design

 7. You now should have x2 stocking pieces, x2 stocking lining, x2 cuffs, and x1 loop. 

 8. Pin the cuff piece to the top of the main stocking piece, with right sides facing out and sew along the top, do the same but in reverse for the other side. 

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design

9. Pin the lining to the other side of the cuff and sew. Do the same on the reverse. You should now have 2 long shapes, that are the mirror image of each other. 

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design

10. Pin the 2 shapes together with the right sides facing out.

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - Irish Elk Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - Irish Elk Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100 Linen Christmas Decoration - Irish Elk Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - Irish Elk Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Ulster Weavers - Image

Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - Irish Elk Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver)

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Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - Snowflake Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100 Linen Christmas Decoration - Snowflake Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - Snowflake Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Ulster Weavers - Image

Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - Snowflake Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver)

£6.48
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - 2021 Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - 2021 Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Ulster Weavers - Image
Ulster Weavers 100 Linen Christmas Decoration - 2021 Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Image
Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - 2021 Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver) - Ulster Weavers - Image

Ulster Weavers 100% Linen Christmas Decoration - 2021 Bauble by Katie Larmour (Natural/Gold/Silver)

£6.48

11. Sew them together with 1cm seam allowance. Start to sew them in the lining section and leave a 7cm gap, so you can turn the stocking right side out.

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design

12. Once you’ve sewn the pieces together cut notches into the seam allowance, especially in the curved areas. This will give the stocking a much neater finish.

13. Turn the stocking right side out and press with an iron.

14. Now tuck the lining into the main body and fold down the cuff. Press with the iron.

15. For the loop, fold the pattern piece length ways and sew along the edge using a 1cm seam allowance.

16. To turn it right side out, pin a safety pin to one end and feed it through the inside. Then press this with an iron.

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design

17. Fold this in half and sew to the inside of the stocking. You might have to hand sew this part with a needle and thread.

Ulster Weavers DIY Stocking Design

18. Also remember to sew up the gap in the lining using a slip stitch.

19. You can leave the stocking plain or add your own embellishments and embroidery. Pinterest is great for some ideas.

20. Hang your stocking up on Christmas Eve and wait for it to be filled by Santa Claus! 

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