Gifty Galore – Project 22

Photo Christmas Stocking by Sewing Sue

It’s that time of year again and I just need to whip up a couple of Christmas Stockings. This year I’m putting photo frames on my stockings so there are no “I’ve been good all year and I got coal” incidents like last year! Sometimes Santa doesn’t take the time to read name tags, so I’m hoping a photo will do the trick. Plus we always have out of town visitors over Christmas, so I can slip a photo of each guest into the built-in photo frame and know that they will feel loved (and hopefully get the right gifts).

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This stocking is clever and easy to make. I just have to remember to switch off my brain and follow the instructions when it comes to putting the layers together. It always works. I end up with a perfectly lined stocking! But I’m an over thinker and that just leads to trouble (ask my husband). So take your time and enjoy the process. It’s actually quite a quick stocking to make.

Okay lets go. Make the photo frame first. I played with a couple different ways to do this and decided this was the easiest and simplest – a bit of careful cutting. I added a little simple decorative hand stitching around the inside edge and finished it with a bow.

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A quick bit of quilting

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Slap on some heels, toes and the frame.

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Now Relax your brain and layer it up. Add hanger ribbon and the cuff.

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Turn it right-side-out and you are done.

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Don’t have Christmas fabric lying around? We think this stocking would look great in Royal Tea,


Snowed Inn,or our Quilter’s Candy Christmas Novelties.




We would LOVE to see how your projects turn out. Join the Gifty Galore group on Quilt With Us (QWU) and post your pictures there for everyone to enjoy. If you’re on Pinterest, upload your picture and tag it with #GG14. Of course, we would also love to see your pictures on our Facebook wall! Please post any questions about this project below in comments and we will respond.




  1. Ann - December 1, 2014

    Hi Sue! What a clever idea to add a photo to a stocking – especially for holiday guests. Cute shape too. Miss you!

  2. Jenna - December 1, 2014

    oh SUE this is soo charming, I love this idea! Great job!

  3. Barb - December 2, 2014

    Super cute! What a great idea.

  4. Sue - December 2, 2014

    Hi All, my son really likes re-organizing all the Stockings (which my husband has taught him to call socks – drives me nuts) anyway with the photos attached I know, I mean Santa knows whose stocking gets filled with chocolates – MINE!!!

    I miss you guys too. But I’m loving a nice hot summer the way Christmas is supposed to be!

  5. fabric collection - December 5, 2014

    Hellow,collection of exceptional fabrics.This time you all brought strong and nice cloths.I am really wating to see this in my hand.