DIY sew-your-own snowman Christmas jumper

Some items in this blog post have been gifted

Take one plain pullover and make it into a Christmas jumper for less than £5. What a challenge! I was inspired to create a snowy scene on this knitted blue jumper so I popped out to pick up some supplies for my sewing project and now I’ve created a thrifty DIY festive jumper project on the Oxfam Fashion blog to give your long-loved winter woollies a makeover. DIY christmas jumper festive snowman-12

I started shopping for embellishments at Hobbycraft, where I picked up a pack of 25 pom poms for £1 and a 50g ball of white acrylic yarn from the basics range, also £1. I cut my snowman shape from a £1 fleece snow blanket. I headed to the local carboot sale and picked up a set of vintage buttons for 40p and some curtain fabric samples for 50p. Here’s how I put my snowman design together and a step-by-step guide on how to create it for yourself this Winter:DIY christmas jumper festive snowman-3 DIY christmas jumper festive snowman-4

  1. Cut a large circle and a small circle from the white fleece to create the head and body of the snowman. Also cut a triangle ‘carrot nose’ from a piece of orange fabric and choose a woven fabric to cut out a scarf curved shape. Cut a longer rectangle piece of the woven fabric for the tail of the scarf and cut some fringing into the end.DIY christmas jumper festive snowman-5 DIY christmas jumper festive snowman-62. Sew the head to the body of the snowman before stitching on the scarf and carrot nose. Use black thread to sew a curve for the snowman’s smile and attach a couple of black buttons for his eyes, and a line of buttons down the body.DIY christmas jumper festive snowman-7 DIY christmas jumper festive snowman-83. Use white thread to attach the snowman to the front of the jumper and blanket stitch around the edges to keep it looking neat.DIY christmas jumper festive snowman-9 DIY christmas jumper festive snowman-104. Lastly I stitched on some snowflake embellishments, using wool to create a starburst snowflake shape and I finished this off with a pom-pom in the centre and a few more pom-poms dotted about the jumper.DIY christmas jumper festive snowman-12And here is my finished snowman Christmas jumper! I know I’ll be wearing it all winter long because I’ve barely taken it off since I finished making it this weekend!

Let me know what you think of my festive jumper and I’d love to see photos of your own Christmas jumper creations so tweet me pics to @Cassiefairy.

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

6 thoughts on “DIY sew-your-own snowman Christmas jumper

  1. Thank you! it’s a really cosy jumper, I’m sure I’ll be wearing it all christmas 😀 x

  2. The snowflakes bobbles are great too, you’ve inspired me to add a few flakes to my christmas jumper

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