DIY Hockey Skate Stocking
If you’ve got a hockey fan in your midst, this one is for you! If you’ve met my husband, you’ll know he bleeds Toronto Maple Leaf Blue. The man wears his ball cap of Leafs proudly every day even though we live in the midst of Oilers country. In all the years I’ve known him, he has always had a Leaf hat at the ready. I can’t even describe to you how many still reside with him.
Now with my son getting to hockey too, I have two rabid enthusiasts on my hands who love all things ice. I decided to make this DIY hockey skate stocking as my crafting homage to the hockey dudes I live with. The great news is – you can too with this simple pattern. Stockings are a great project for a novice sewer because there’s not much fuss or muss!
How to Make a Skate Stocking
-1 yard of black fleece
–72″ hockey laces (they also come in fun colours if you like!)
-Needle & Thread/Wool
-1 Hole Punch
-Scissors, Awl, Hammer and a Block of Wood
Let’s go for it!
You can use a pattern (I used a Vintage Quik Sew 2212 pattern), or you can simple use white paper and trace out a stocking you already own and like the size of (add 1/2″ for a seam allowance). Pin your pattern to your black fleece and cut out two stockings.
Pin stockings together and then sew 1/2″ around the outside edge with your sewing machine. Flip inside out and you have your stocking! To create a finished edge at the top, flip the 1/2″ down inside of stocking and sew around. To add a loop, cut out a 12″ x 1″ piece of fleece, form a loop and sew a line on the inside of the top to hold it.
For your skate blade, draw out a blade on cardboard. I took this blade and cropped just to the blade version. I printed one on a 8.5×11″ letter size sheet of paper and cut it out. My finished blade was 11″ long. I traced it on to my cardboard to serve as a guide. Cut out the blade, and cover with tinfoil. Punch 2 holes on the top of each blade. Use your thread/wool to attach the blade to the skate along the bottom seam.
To make the skate laces, take your awl, hammer, block of wood and skate laces. On either side of the seam, punch a hole on either side about 1/2″ from each other (10 holes total, 5 on each side). Use 1 hockey lace and lace loops between each set of holes. If your laces are too long at the end, you can trim them & tie a bow.
Ready, Set, Stuff
The best part about a hockey skate stocking is all the gear for that guy who bleeds blue that goes into it. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post to see all the hockey dude finds at Sport Chek this season. It’s a one-stop shop for the sport lover on your list.
This creative stocking was created by us and sponsored by Sport Chek. The opinions contained within this post are completely my own based on my experience.
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.