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.
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:
- 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. 2. 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. 3. Use white thread to attach the snowman to the front of the jumper and blanket stitch around the edges to keep it looking neat. 4. 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.And 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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