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Scarf Stocking

Make a bunch of cozy holiday stockings out of fringed scarves, then fill them with small wrapped gifts, stuffed toys, and candies.





  1. Step 1


    Use our template; assemble sewing supplies. Fold a 9-inch-wide (or wider) scarf in half end to end, wrong sides facing. Align top of template with beginning of fringe, pin in place, and cut through all layers, leaving fringe intact.

  2. Step 2


    Remove template; pin pieces together around edges, then stitch around perimeter of stocking below cuff, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance (do not sew cuff edges). Cut notches at cuff, heel, toe, and ankle as on template; this will make seams lie smooth. Turn right side out; stitch along sides of cuff. Press cuff seams open; fold cuff over.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2006



Reviews (20)

  • MacksMom 14 Dec, 2008

    with some creative safety pinning, using the template above, you can achieve the same effect, but leave the scarf intact so it is still functional! what a waste to cut up a perfectly good scarf!

  • MDV 15 Nov, 2008

    I am in Italy for Christmas or Natale and this stocking craft is a great idea as they use the idea of stockings a Christmas too! A great idea! Thanks Martha!

  • reema 15 Nov, 2008

    its avrey good idia thanks.

  • pelican66 14 Nov, 2008

    my daughter and SIL's first christmas this year and she plans to go to the thrift store and find either old patterned sweaters or scarves and use this idea to make their first stockings. this is the 'martha-stuff' i just love

  • NanPar 12 Nov, 2008

    What a super idea! I went to my local Amity/Salvation Army shop and bought a few $1.99 scarves and have some pretty nice looking gifts for friends and acquaintances. Thank you so much for this grand idea!

  • eternity 10 Nov, 2008

    One of the many, good ideas for making your own Stockings,especially in light of today's economy. Plus, they really take you back to "the time when Life was much simpler! May God Bless All, as we remember to Honor Him this Christmas and always!

  • Brodieb 9 Nov, 2008

    This is such a great idea! And instead of buying new ones you could even go to op shops and find some funky different scarves... will be making this for my family this year!

  • LouLou2007 9 Nov, 2008

    You know you can buy these scarves at big lots for less than 2.00. What a blast for a resale idea also. Very clever Martha. I love the idea and have made dozens already. Everyone gets a new stocking this year.

  • JCLADYGUAM 9 Nov, 2008


    I'm so into this ideal and look forward to starting my Christmas stockings now
    so that my family and friends has something made especially from me..)

    Very good suggestion and look foward to making this Christmas a great one!

    All my best,
    <> Josie <>

  • sandysewin 9 Nov, 2008

    Mary Beth, that's a terrific idea! I'm going to try it.

  • pelican66 9 Nov, 2008


  • Mary_Beth_Jost 9 Nov, 2008

    wonder if this would work without cutting the scarf, then could take it apart and have scarf as present?

  • janmans 9 Nov, 2008

    How about using this idea to make people sox for lounging around.

  • myfbil 9 Nov, 2008

    I LOVE it! Would an economical way to make a special gift. This is a gift unto itself. Even novice sewers can accomplish this. Thanks for a great idea!

  • fluffywolftail 9 Nov, 2008

    This is such an awesome idea...tysm!!! Easy too.

  • bittyro 9 Nov, 2008

    This could also be done with fleece fabric. It would be easy enough to adjust the template to allow for snipping a fringe.

  • studiodedra 9 Nov, 2008

    That is a great idea! I'm totally going to do that! Old Navy had a $1.00 sale on scarves yesterday and the Dollar Tree carries some neat ones. So cool.

  • vatterpa 9 Nov, 2008

    So cool. Great for all those scarves people keep giving you. Or if you love to get them at the thrift store. Cheap enough for it to be a special wrapping for special gifts

  • megil 9 Nov, 2008

    What a cute idea. I usually have guests at Christmas and make them quilted stockings to take home. This is faster and they look great.

  • megil 9 Nov, 2008

    What a cute idea. I usually have guests at Christmas and make them quilted stockings to take home. This is faster and they look great.