Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way! It’s the time of the year for holiday cheer, gifts, Christmas music and food galore. Yes! But what is missing? Of course, no holiday season is complete without an extraordinary Christmas Jumper.
Let’s take a gander at some DIY ideas for the best Christmas Jumpers at Spin and Win Casino!
An Adorable Polar Bear
- A4 card
- Red yarn
- Black Yarn
- Picture of a Polar Bear (Optional)
1. Draw out the form of a polar bear head filling most on the sheet of A4 card. Follow by cutting out to form a template. The next step is to draw around the template on your sheet and cut out to shape the bear head.
2. Cut two 1cm circles in black felt for the eyes. Plus, cut out a circle in beige and follow by cutting it in half to shape 2 semi-circles for the inner-ear pieces. If you want, you can also cut up your remaining white felt into circles for the ‘snow’.
3. Depending on the polar bear’s head, cut a piece of red felt and a shorter length to lie on top for the scarf. Do not forget to cut various short lengths of red yarn for the fringe.
4. Place your felt pieces on the jumper and cut 2 short black yarn to shape the facial features using a picture as a guide if you wish. Glue in place.
5. Lay flat and let it dry instantly before wearing!
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- A jumper
- Fabric glue
- Two A4-sized sheets of brown felt
- Black buttons (optional)
- Scraps of white and black felt
- Darning needle
- Thin card
- Red knitting yarn
1. Draw out the form of an antler and cut it out to make a pattern.
2. Draw around the pattern on a piece of brown felt and do not forget to cut out the antler. As for the second one, flip the pattern over so that you make a reverse image of the first antler.
3. Wondering about the nose? Make a pompom in red yarn.
4. Cut two 2cm circles of black felt and two 3cm circles of white felt for the eyes. Place each white circle with a black circle on top. If you wish, black buttons could be a magnificent alternative.
5. Place the pompom and the felt pieces. Use a darning needle to stitch the pompom in place and glue the felt pieces in place.
6. Lay flat and let it dry instantly before putting it on.
Transforming an Old Jumper
- An old jumper
- Scraps of old fabric
- Iron Machine
1. Dig out an old jumper.
2. Cut out festive forms from scraps of old fabric; presents, candy canes or baubles.
3. Get your hands on some bondaweb. This outstanding stuff lets you attach your Christmas shapes without even threading a needle.
4. Cut the bondaweb to the same form as the fabric patch and place paper side down and iron.
5. Do not forget to peel off the paper backing.
6. Lay the fabric form on your chosen sweatshirt and iron.
7. Ta-Dah! Your patch is now fixed.
A Fun Christmas Jumper
- Plain sweater (Any of your choice)
- Embroidery thread
1. Pick up a plain sweater of any colour from any local shop. Bear in mind, a cotton-knit sweatshirt fabric is easier to work with.
2. Get some embroidery thread wherever you please.
3. Pick some ribbon and sew it around the hem by hand or machine.
4. Decide on a motif. Could be a bell, Santa, cracker, Christmas tree etc. Cut your favourite design out from a piece of felt and add in the detail with pens, embroidery, ribbons or sequins. Once you are happy with it, sew the applique patch onto your jumper.
A Cute Frosty
- A jumper
- Cotton Pads or Balls
Last but not least! If Frosty is one of your favourite Christmas movies, this jumper will have you oohing and aahing. You can customise it however you want. Make sure to use cotton pads or balls to create the snowman.
Voila! These simple techniques could be useful to fix whichever Christmas themed shapes you want onto your favourite fabric.