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Written by Cath Quinlan on November 4, 2022

How to Make a Santa Stocking

Stitched with the PFAFF ambition 630

Create your own beautiful fabric with the stunning stitches in your PFAFF ambition 630 sewing machine. Combine the satin stitches with a triple straight stitch, throw in some seasonal stars & snowflakes and you have a unique Christmas Stocking fit for a special gift.


Cutting Instructions

1 ) Mark the centre of the cuff fabric both horizontally & vertically with the erasable marker.

2 ) Mark a rectangle measuring 8 ½”x10 ½”.

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3 ) Place the tearaway behind the cuff fabric.

4 ) Select stitch 7, a satin stitch and change to a width of 4.0 & a length of 0.4.

5 ) Thread up an embroidery thread and bobbin fill.

6 ) Put the Multi-Line Decorative Foot onto the machine.

7 ) Test this first to see if the tension needs to be slightly adjusted.  Ensure there is no bobbin thread showing on the top.  If this is the case, then lower the tension and retest.

8 ) Once correct, line up the ½” mark on the foot with the centre vertical line.

9 ) Stitch this from top to bottom.

10 ) Use the 1” mark on the foot and line up with the satin stitch just stitched.  Continue to stitch satin lines vertically using the Multi-Line Decorative Foot as the guide.

11 ) Twist the fabric and repeat the 1” satin lines with a different coloured embroidery thread.

12 ) Once all of the satin lines are complete, change the stitch to number 2.  Decrease the length to 3.5.

13 ) Use the 0A Foot to stitch the triple stitch beside the satin lines.  Change colours as desired.

14 ) Change to the final thread colour and return the Multi-Line Decorative Foot onto the machine.

16 ) Select stitch 157 or 169 and stitch the decorative stitches in between the lines created.

decorarive stitching on fabric

Cutting the Stocking

1 ) Follow the directions for accurate use of the AccuQuilt Cutters.

2 ) Lay the stocking fabric right sides together over the stocking section of the cutter.  Cut.

3 ) Lay the cuff fabric created over the cuff section of the stocking die (keeping it straight with the shape) and cut two pieces.

cutting stocking fabric with accuquilt

4 ) Finally, lay the lining fabric folded right sides together over the entire die and cut out.

cut out stocking pieces

Sewing the Stocking Together

1 ) Lay the cuffs right sides down onto the stocking fabric.  Both outside and lining pieces.  This will give you four stocking halves.

2 ) Place the ¼” foot that comes with the PFAFF ambition 630 onto the machine and attach the above pieces using a straight stitch and ¼” seam.

3 ) Press the seams.

stockings with cuff attached

4 ) Place the outside stocking fabrics right sides together and using the ¼” again, stitch around all sides leaving the top section open.

5 ) Repeat with the lining pieces.  Stitch this piece with a generous ¼” so it will fit into the main stocking better. Leave a gap in the lining of approximately 4” to turn the stocking out.

6 ) Cut notches out of the curved seams to give a nicer finish when turned through.

cutting notches in the toe

7 ) Turn the lining right side out and place inside the main stocking.  You will be looking at the wrong side of fabric from the outside piece of the stocking.

turning out lining

8 ) Take the accessory tray off the machine and sew the stocking pieces together around the top opening.

9 ) Pull the lining piece out of the stocking and stitch the hole closed.

10 ) Push the lining piece into the stocking and topstitch (straight stitch with a length of 3.0mm) around the opening of the stocking so the lining sits nicely. Attach a small piece of ribbon so you can hang the stocking come Christmas time.

sewing around top opening of christmas stocking
christmas stocking hanging loop
Article written by Cath Quinlan
Cath Quinlan has been designing and teaching for more than 10 years. Her talents lie in digitising, free-motion quilting, machine embroidery and education. She has co-authored two internationally distributed machine embroidery books, published many projects in Australian craft magazines and digitised and sold numerous embroidery designs and patterns. Her passion remains in education and the ability to share what she knows with anyone willing to listen. Cath’s teaching style is fun and relaxed, and she truly believes that ‘anyone can do it’.

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