DIY Projects & Crafts Holiday Crafts Christmas Crafts Mini Stockings By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email These stockings are just large enough to hold a small gift or sweet for each of the 24 days of Advent. If your tree is too small to hold 24 stockings, hang the rest from a ribbon swag. Use a computer to print numbers, then cut them out and glue them to metal-rimmed tags; or label the tags by hand. Use felt in various colors, and add ribbons in complementary hues. If you like, hang a swag of stockings without tags across the mantel, tie them onto gifts, or hang them from the tree. What You'll Need Materials Felt Ribbon Marking pencil or tailor's chalk Sewing scissors Pinking shears Sewing machine Straight pins Awl Metal-rimmed tags Stocking template Instructions For each stocking, trace the template onto felt twice with a pencil or tailor's chalk, and cut out. Pin the two pieces of felt together at the toe, heel, and instep. Cut a piece of ribbon just longer than the width of the stocking's opening; position it about 1/4 inch from the top, and pin in place. Sewing 1/2 inch in from the edge, machine-stitch the front, back, and ribbon together, leaving the stocking's top open. Trim around the seam with pinking shears.To hang the stocking, use an awl to punch a hole through both pieces of felt in the upper right corner; thread silver twine or a narrow ribbon through the holes, and tie on a metal-rimmed tag.