Simple DIY Christmas Jumper

DIY Christmas Jumper

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… 🙂

DIY Christmas Jumper

What you’ll need

  • A plain woolly jumper
  • Pieces of coloured felt
  • Matching thread

What to do

  1. Plan your Christmas jumper design. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for this!
  2. Cut out your design in coloured felt.
  3. Arrange your felt shapes onto your woolly jumper and pin in place
  4. Try your soon-to-be Christmas jumper on and make sure it looks okay. Adjust the felt as required, until you’re happy.
  5. 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! 🙂

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Hello, I'm Mike! I started this blog in 2013, and it's since become a part-time job for me. I've always been obsessed with crafts (my very first memories are of making things... and I've never grown out of it!). So it really is a dream come true that I can now share this joy with people like you, every single day. Thank you for being here! READ MORE


  • Erlend
    September 27, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    What a fantastic jumper! Great to see other guys making stuff as well – keep up the good work Mike!

    • The Crafty Gentleman
      September 28, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks Erlend! I totally agree, great to see another male crafter out there 🙂


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