About Your Custom Christmas Stockings
Make your own Christmas stocking and inject your space with festive cheer. From traditional family homes to contemporary event spaces, you can create customised Christmas stockings to align with your design scheme. They are printed on both sides with your designs, so this is perfect if you've got a special message to spread or are using the printable stocking for branding purposes. We use a fire rated and water repellent suede vision fabric, finished with a white polar fleece top stocking top that you can add your own text to.
At a glance...
Suede vision fabric
Polar fleece top
Printed both sides
Fire rated fabric
Add text to fleece
Handmade in UK
How We Make Your Custom Christmas Stockings
Expertly handmade by our artisan seamstresses, your custom Christmas stockings are a truly special decoration. Your unique artwork or designs are printed onto suede vision fabric, that is smooth and soft to the touch. We use a specialist process that bonds the ink deep into the fibres, creating a long-lasting print that won't peel over time. This is then hand-cut in the classic stocking shape and stitched together, ensuring that there's enough give in the 'foot' to hold your little Christmas favours. Cuddly polar white fleece tops the stocking for that classic, snow-covered look, and this area can be customised with text. It's finished with a red ribbon hanging so it can be displayed for all to see.
Machine wash at 30°c and tumble dry on medium, or alternatively hang out on the line to dry. The non-fray polar fleece fabric might stiffen after a few washes, so to maintain it's softness, wait until the fabric is dry and give it a brush. Suede vision is water repellent and fire rated to your safety.
Printable Christmas Stocking Design Tips
Your custom Christmas stockings have 3 printable areas; the front, back and white polar top, where you can add a message that's printed in an elegant red font. If you're looking to showcase your business' logo and branding, it's best to keep important elements of your design within the main body of the stocking, as when the boot is filled, it might not be as distinguishable. The front and back are printed onto separate pieces of fabric and are hand sewn together, so if you want a seamless design all over, please be aware that there might be a few discrepancies in the alignment. A stylish alternative to mitigate this from happening is choosing a patterned front and a complementary block colour for the back.
How does this product enhance my...
Give family traditions a twist with customised Christmas stockings. Printed with designs that match your Christmas decorations, you can create a totally flawless winter wonderland at home, without having to compromise on style. Print each family member's name onto the white polar fleece text area for total customisation.
Do you own a restaurant, pub or bar? Get everyone in the festive spirit and make your own Christmas stocking designs to adorn your fireplaces or hang off the walls. Fully branded with a beautiful print, it's an extra decorative touch that won't go amiss. They can also be used by charities as a more eye-catching way to collect donations.
People everywhere are always looking for ways to enhance their Christmas decorations, so this is the perfect accessory to sell as part of your design brand's product range. Featuring your original artwork, these custom Christmas stockings are like no other your customers will have seen. Expertly handmade with a beautifully sharp print.
Frequently asked questions:
Are they safe for domestic use?
We print your unique designs onto our fire rated suede vision fabric, so they're totally safe to use in a domestic setting and hang by the fireplace like tradition. Suede vision fabric is also water repellent.
Are they ready to hang up?
A handy red ribbon loop is sewn into the top of your customised Christmas stocking, so they're ready to hang up as soon as they arrive. However please note these stockings aren't designed for heavy loads.
How big are they?
Your custom Christmas stockings measure 48 x 30cm (thinnest point is 19cm). They're hand sewn into the classic boot shape, making them perfect for stocking fillers, chocolates and other small gifts.
Browse Designer Christmas Stockings
Browse through the range of customised Christmas stockings, designed exclusively by our #ContradoCreatives. Printed all over with their original artwork, they make for a picture perfect fireplace setting that is totally unique from other Christmases.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.