Retro Space Age Christmas Stockings

Ok, I admit it and I’m not ashamed to reveal that we’re big fans of science fiction in our house. My Dad got me hooked on classic sci-fi literature as a kid and well, Jim can definitely roll with even the biggest trekkies out there. So, it should come as no surprise that even our holiday stockings have a bit of a sci-fi twist. I chose a red/blue/gray color pallet to work with but the color combination are endless! I would love to see how these would look in warmer hues like cranberry, mustard and pine.

I am releasing the patterns for each of these but please, go easy on me. This will be my first attempt at releasing anything that could possibly even resemble a pattern. There are going to be some issue, I’m just going to put that up front right now. If you decide to download the patterns and if you come across any problem, please please please let me know! I’ll definitely try to fix the issue and upload the corrected pattern for those who download it after you.

Tomorrow I will post a tutorial on the assembly process but really, it’s super easy and depending on the amount of sewing you’ve done, you may not even need the tutorial. The most time intensive part will be sewing the appliques on by hand but if you do it while watching something good on TV (The IT Crowd, Game of Thrones, Firefly are some of my favorites), your appliques will be done in no time.

Scroll down to the end of this post if you’re interested in the free patterns to make your own Retro Space Age Christmas Stockings!

I really hope you all enjoy these patterns, it took almost two years to get them to you! Once again, let me know if you see anything that needs fixing.

The first image link will take you to the Retro Space Age Stocking Scribd Collection (edit: had some problems with Scribd so I’m hosting them onsite now) Follow the links below to download the stocking body pattern as well as patterns for the background rays, cuff, tag and letters to customize the cuff. Each of the four different appliques (Robot, Rocket, Raygun & Alien Ship) use this basic pattern to start off with. Applique patterns for each design follow the basic stocking pattern.

All patterns are available to download below. As always, you are more than welcomed to use these patterns for your own personal use. Please do not redistribute or sell commercially.

Retro Space Age Stocking Patterns

Basic Stocking Pattern:
Stocking 01 pdf

Stocking 02 pdf
Stocking 03 pdf
Stocking 04 pdf

Background Rays:
Rays 01 pdf
Rays 02 pdf

Applique Letters:
Letters 01 pdf

Individual Stocking Body Patterns:
Robot Applique 01 pdf
Ray Gun Applique 01 pdf
Rocket Ship Applique 01 pdf
Alien Ship Applique 01 pdf
Alien Ship Applique 02 pdf



  1. Oh WOW! These are incredible! There are more than a few si-fi ornaments on our tree so I love these! Thanks so much for sharing the printables, I’ll be spreading the word.

  2. So awesome – perfect for my boys! Still can’t figure out how to download the 4th pattern, even after liking your fb page, though. What am I missing? Thanks!

    • Hi Sarah, thanks for letting me know! I forgot to enable the Giveaway Tab as the main page. You can still access the pattern if you’re already a fan by clicking on the “Facebook Exclussive” tab found in the left sidebar (under Photos). Let me know if you still have problems with it!

  3. I have no use for retro stockings but these are just so gosh darn adorable and clever that I pinned them and decided I better check out your blog. Love the designs and love that you shared the patterns. May whip some up for gifts…

  4. I was just thinking I want to make my boyfriend a Christmas stocking, and this is perfect! thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to give it a try 😀

  5. I love these so much! I am making stockings for my kids right now and am going to borrow your robot idea for my son. I showed him the pictures and he loved them too — he said he wanted a robot and a rocket ship — but I’m not sure I can fit it all. 🙂

  6. These are so great! I am having trouble downloading the patterns, though. It’s telling me it can’t find the link. Are they no longer available?

  7. I am having a hard time downloading the patterns. These are super cute and I would love to try my hand at making one! When I try to print the patterns they come out as a jumbled mix of all the documents. Is there another way I can print these out? Thanks! 🙂


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