I love Christmas, the decorating, lushus food, time with family and friends. I can be a bit of a bah humbug about things such as Christmas Jumpers, viewing them as a waste of money..
Via Twitter I spotted a competition to win a sewing machine for creating your own DIY Christmas Jumper. I was shocked to read that 300 million (in the UK alone) is likely to be spent on an item that will be worn once this season!! How nuts is that???
The requirements of the competition being run by Love Your Clothes – that the jumper altered is either one from your wardrobe or second hand, with adornments being either washable or removable. My mind went into over drive, I have managed to contain myself and limit my entry to a mere 3 DIY Christmas Jumpers! No 4 never quite made the deadline on Monday morning!!
4 DIY Christmas Jumpers
- Simple pom poms made with glittery wool – I used a pompom maker and managed to persuade my daughter the pompoms belonged to me. She has her beady eye on them!!
2. Baubles – these are made with sweet wrappers.
Visit So Sew Easy for a tutorial on the machine embroidery.
3. Felt Baubles
Ever shrunk a jumper in the wash by accident? Use the sweater to create felt baubles. Firstly iron on fusible interfacing to the back of the felt. Cut out your bauble shape. Cut out different coloured felt and place on the bauble.
Have fun with a variety of stitches and colours to decorate your bauble. Not confident about hand embroidery? There is a variety of stitched with instructions here. Lastly sew a brooch pin onto the back.
The letters are created from silk. Iron on fusible interfacing onto the back of the silk. Place bondaweb on the top, shred glittery threads over the top, place your paper (which came with the bondaweb) over the top and iron.
This melts the glue in the bondaweb and adheres the threads to the silk.
Which is your favourite? Do you wear Christmas jumpers?