Stocking Sewing Challenge | Nancy Zieman

Today is the last day to enter my annual Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge. Use one of the free sewing patterns below, or any stocking pattern, and sew a Christmas stocking for yourself, a family member, or as a gift. Then, enter our Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge. It’s easy!

Here’s a listing of free stocking patterns:

Novelty Christmas Stocking from Nancy’s Notions

I {Heart} Pellon Stocking from Pellon Projects

Christmas Stocking Tutorial from Amy’s Creative Side

Fancy Fleece Stockings from June Tailor

Christmas Stocking Projects from Baby Lock, enter keyword “stocking”

Elf Stocking by Nancy Zieman

Tumbler Christmas Stocking by Nancy Zieman


Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge Guidelines

  • Select or create your design. All sewing, quilting, serging, machine embroidery, and embellishment techniques are eligible. Stocking must be made within the last year and may not have been entered into the 2014 NZ Stocking Challenge.
  • Grab our Stocking Sewing Challenge blog badge to let your friends know about this exciting sewing challenge.
  • Share your progress and projects on your social media sites using the hashtag: #NZStockingChallenge
  • Upload your photo(s) by December 7, 2015 (TODAY!).


Voting will open tomorrow and continue through December 13, 2015.

 Over $1000 in prize packages from our generous sponsors:

      • First Place: F+W Media Sewing and Quilting Book Bundle, a $159 value


F+ W book bundle for Nancy Zieman's Stocking Challenge





      • Fourth Place: Riley Blake Church Ladies Apron Fabric, a $110 value



      • Fifth Place: Pellon Bundle Package, a $110 value


      • Sixth Place: Bundle of Nancy Zieman Products and Notions from Clover, a $102 value




      • Eighth Place: Quilter’s Package from June Tailor, a $90 value


Amy's Creative Side

Enter the Stocking Sewing Challenge by adding a photo or photos in the link listed above. It’s easy! Use the above link tool and click the “add link” button. Your entry will appear directly in the gallery. (Once button is clicked—it may appear as a workable link). Plus share your comments below about the Stocking Sewing Challenge!

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner


The random winner of my three-season knit jacket pattern M7290 from McCalls is Becky Corcoran. She said: This longer length jacket will be a great addition to my wardrobe, it pulls together a classic wardrobe with a current look. Can’t wait to make it!


McCall's Pattern Company Cozy Jacket M2790 designed by Nancy Zieman | How to Sew Knits

Get Stitching!

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Email challenge questions to [email protected] Challenge not open to sponsors, employees, and immediate family members. Photos and techniques may be featured in future promotions, blog posts, videos, and/or TV shows.
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