Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas as called by some people is an important part of the Christmas. It is believed that he brought gifts to good children on Christmas eve. Santa Claus is often pictured as a white bearded, man that is wearing a red coat and a cap together with his big bag of presents and a sleigh that is being pulled by flying reindeer.
Christmas socks are very symbolic to kids because represents on of the common ways of getting gifts from Santa Claus. But you can only expect a gift from him if you were a good girl or good boy throughout the year.
As a parent, we help our kids to fully enjoy the Christmas season. And as one saying goes, “Christmas is for kids.” This tutorial will teach you how to easily sew a cute Santa sock that your child. This can be personalized and the size can be scaled based on your needs or preference. Let’s start sewing!
Gather all materials needed for this tutorial:
- red and green crafting felt
- pattern paper
- a pencil
- a crochet thread
- a big sewing needle
- a pair of scissors
- 1-1.5 cm in width red satin ribbon
Step 1: Draw a sock on a piece of pattern paper. The opening of the sock should be big enough to accommodate a present. The size of the sock would be based on your own preference.
Step 2: Cut the sock pattern.
Step 3: Cut the red crafting felt in reference to the sock pattern.
Step 4: Cut another piece of sock that is identical to the first one on a red crafting felt.
Step 5: Cut a small thick strip of the rectangle from the green crafting felt. The width of this should be at least 3 to 4 centimeters. The length would depend on the width of the sock’s opening.
Step 6: Make some details on the green rectangle by creating some V-cuts in one long side of it.
Step 7: Place a piece of green crafting felt on the tip of the sock and cut the sides based on the shape of the sock’s tip.
Step 8: Place another piece of green crafting felt on the ankle part of the sock and cut the excess parts based on the shape of the sock’s ankle.
Step 9: Single thread the needle with crochet thread.
Step 10: Align the piece of the green rectangle with V-cuts on the edge of the sock’s opening and sew it on the sock using a running stitch.
Step 11: Place the green ankle patch on top of the red sock and sew it on the sock using a running stitch. Run the stitch along the inner curves of the ankle green patch.
Step 12: Place the green tip patch at the end part of the sock and sew it using a running stitch. Run the stitch along the inner curved lines just like the one made in the later step.
Step 13: Get the other bare piece of the red sock and align it with the one with green patches on. Make sure to place this on the bottom part of the sock.
Step 14: Sew the top and the bottom of the sock together using a blanket stitch.
Step 15: Cut a piece of red satin ribbon that is at least 5 to 7 centimeters long. This will be used as the hanging loop of the sock.
Step 16: Create a loop from the red satin ribbon.
Step 17: Insert the red satin loop in the inner side of the sock’s opening. This should be located on the extreme left of the sock.
Step 18: Tada! All done! You can now hang your cute holiday santa present socks!
You can personalize the socks based on the personality of your kids. You can sew the names or even put some of their favorite cartoon character on it. So start including this in your “to do list” this coming season to put some smiles in the faces of your kids. Have fun!