One of the unavoidable clues that the festive season us upon us is the mass of Christmas jumpers popping up everywhere! The high street, the supermarket, on television, photos on Facebook, sometimes even at work… everywhere!
To celebrate this growing trend, I had a go at crafting my own DIY Christmas jumper. Well, I say “Christmas” jumper, but the tree design I’ve created would be great to wear through the autumn too (meaning I can get a few more months of wear out of it, yes!). This is a really fun project that’s perfect for a chilly winter night; just grab a mug of chai tea and let your imagination go wild… 🙂
What you’ll need
- A plain woolly jumper
- Pieces of coloured felt
- Matching thread
What to do
- Plan your Christmas jumper design. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for this (check out my Festive Inspiration board, here).
- Cut out your design in coloured felt.
- Arrange your felt shapes onto your woolly jumper and pin in place
- Try your soon-to-be Christmas jumper on and make sure it looks okay. Adjust the felt as required, until you’re happy.
- Stitch around the edges of the felt with a matching thread. Use a straight line stitch and try to keep as close the the felt edges as possible.
Note: this project involves sewing non-stretch fabric (felt) onto stretch fabric (a woolly jumper), which can be difficult if you haven’t got much sewing experience. Therefore, make sure you practice on some scrap fabric first – you don’t want to ruin your jumper!
When it comes to Christmas jumpers, the normal rules of fashion become inverted. Tacky, garish and downright ugly rules the roost! So go as crazy with the design of this DIY as you dare… it’s Christmas, after all! 🙂