utensil stocking tutorial (with free pattern!)

You’ve seen these before in catalogs/magazines, right?  I made these little utensil stockings for a church dinner last week and adore how they turned out! They are so festive! I can’t wait to use them for our family dinners in the future, and have Sadie and Charlotte roll their eyes about “mom’s fork stockings”.

Want to make some too?Click below for more!

You’ll need:
fabric for stocking body (a fat quarter is plenty for a couple of stockings.)
fabric for stocking cuff
ric rac or other trim if desired
1/4″ seam allowance included in the pattern
sewing stuff (matching thread, sewing machine, scissors, pinking shears are helpful, etc)
 First, cut out two pieces of the main fabric with your stocking body pattern, cut them wrong sides together. Cut two pieces for your stocking cuffs. I used some plain white muslin I had lying around.
Also for the ric rac, cut two pieces 3.75 inches long.
Fold your stocking cuffs in half where the line indicates on the pattern. (now would be a good time to iron them, but my iron was on the fritz. (Rory fixed it though! He is so handy. What would I do without him? Well, I’d have a broken iron.)
 Pin the raw edges to the right sides of your stocking pieces and…
Sew, with 1/4 inch seam. (same seam allowance throughout the tutorial)
Press with your iron. (or pretend to, if you’re like me with a bum iron)
 Pin your ric rac in place on the seam line.
Using coordinating thread, sew it down. ( I didn’t bother changing the bobbin, just the top thread color to red)
Now, with right sides together, pin…
 …and sew around the stocking, back stitching at the beginning and end.
Trim around the edges with the pinking shears, or if you don’t have those, a zig zag stitch would work as well!
Turn right side out and you’ve got yourself a cute lil’ stocking!
Fill with utensils and you’re good to go for Christmas dinner!

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  1. I saw some really plain ones at Cracker Barrel–but these are really cute and customizable! Now I just need to plan a Christmas dinner party 🙂

  2. ADORABLE!! I adore tiny things! :o)

    (How many did you MAKE???)

  3. that’s really a cute idea!

  4. hee hee, so cute!

  5. What a cute idea!

  6. OhMyGodImMakingThese.


  7. Oh you over achiever you. Fork stockings….just too cute. I’m complaining over here about having to make a jello salad (Why jello, I ask), and you made a whole slew of utensil stockings. Way to go…I’ll go make a jello salad.

  8. Adorable genius idea!

  9. So cute! I’ll have to make some!

  10. I had grand plans to make some of these last year after I saw them in a magazine, but it never happened. Looks like this isn’t their year either:) I’m definitely filing this away for next year, though. LOVE the ric rac. Thanks for the pattern!

  11. Too cute!!!

    Great idea.

  12. adorable! thanks for the tute 🙂

  13. These are on my to-do list this year! Thanks for the awesome tutorial.

  14. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [09 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  15. That’s so cute!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  16. These are so cute!! I love them! If I don’t have time to make them for this year, I will make them for next year!

  17. Super cute!

  18. How cute … how do I print out the pattern? thanks.

  19. Good day! This is my first visit to your blog! We are
    a collection of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on.

    You have done a outstanding job!

  20. I am making these now for Christmas 2014, hope they turn out. Am making 22…Thank you.

  21. Do you have to add 1/4″ to the pattern for seam allowance? You don’t mention that.


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