Ellie Inspired 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop~Gift Card Stocking

Posted by administrator on Monday, November 19th, 2012

Welcome to Riley Blake Designs! 

We are so excited to be participating in
Ellie Inspired's 12 Days of Christmas Blog hop!

Today we've got a great tutorial from our Project Design Team Member Char of
 Presenting ...


Let’s get real for a second here: Sometimes Christmas sneaks up on me. And, even though I had big plans in October, I have 2 days left before Christmas and I have to go the gift card route. Plus, they mail nicely, right?

So, how can you give a cuter gift card? Put it in a stocking, of course! These babies are perfectly sized to hold a gift card or two


and would look darling hanging on your tree as ornaments


or tied atop a package as well.



Fabrics, 1 for the exterior and one for the lining. I used Riley Blake small chevrons in green, red and aqua and Riley Blake small dots in green, red, and aqua as well.

Trims. I used some red baby pom-poms and some Sew Together crocheted lace in red and aqua.

Print out of the pattern piece and cutting instructions which can be found HERE.


Cut out 2 exterior fabric stockings, facing opposite directions. Cut out 2 lining fabric stockings, facing opposite directions. In these images, the chevron fabric is the lining and the polka dot fabric is the exterior. All seams 1/4” unless otherwise indicated.


With right sides together, place your lining fabrics on top of your exterior fabrics. Sew along top edge of both sets as indicated by the lines in the image below.


Turn wrong sides together and press a crease along the top edge as shown.


Unfold. Stack both pieces, right sides together, making sure lining is on top of lining and exterior is on top of exterior.

Photo8 (You’ll want to line yours up completely. I staggered them for illustration purposes.)


Leaving a small (1-2”) opening in the bottom of the lining fabric stocking for turning,


sew all the way around the edge. I found that leaving the opening on the bottom flat part of the stocking “foot” worked best.

Clip your curves.


Turn the whole thing right sides out.


Press the exterior half. You can press the lining half, too, if you want, but I didn’t find that it made any difference in the finished product.


Stitch the hole in the lining closed. I used my machine since it’s inside a tiny stocking and no one is ever going to see it. You could do it invisibly by hand if you’re a little bit nuts and enjoy stuff like that. Open-mouthed smile


Tuck the lining down inside of the exterior fabric. (This is when those creases you made along the tops of the stockings way back in the beginning comes in handy.) Use a pencil with an eraser to tuck the lining all the way in if you need to.


Fold down the top of the stocking along the fold line indicated on the template and press. Attach a loop of trim (you can sew it neatly under the cuff or hot glue it if you’re lazy pants) and you’re done!


And a whole row of them hanging together?


So cute nobody even cares what’s inside!

Thanks Char! Isn't she great?

We've also got a great tutorial over on our Cutting Corners Blog ...

How cute is this Pom Pom bookmark?

You could even make a Christmas one! 

Head on over to 


and check it out! 

Thanks so much for visiting us and if you make either of these great projects, please share with us on Facebook.

~Have a Happy Holiday season~




  1. This is such a lovely idea, thanks for sharing!
    by wendy
    November 20th, 2012 at 4:39 a.m.
  2. What a great idea for gift card holders. I am going to make some quickly form for labels on packages.
    by Sue Gray
    November 20th, 2012 at 8:15 a.m.
  3. What a great looking gift card stocking. It's awesome and so well made. Thank you for the great tutorial.
    by VickiT
    November 20th, 2012 at 8:12 p.m.
  4. What a clever idea : ) I'll definitely be trying one of these! Thanks 4 sharing.
    by Homemaker Mummy
    November 21st, 2012 at 12:25 p.m.
  5. This is adorable I love this idea!
    by Mara
    November 20th, 2013 at 10:03 p.m.

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