Take One Plain Jumper…
…And a whole load of sparkly, shiny bits and bobs and you’re ready to get Christmas crafting! Did you know this Friday is Christmas Jumper Day? Yep – you could get a kooky knit like everyone else or you could whack out a unique stunner of a sweater, DIY’ed by your own fair fingers. It’ll guarantee the best convo starter and win you the ‘Best/Worst Xmas Jumper’ prize!
Lets get Crafty
Here’s how I made a pretty snowflake jumper but you could always give my last years creation – a reindeer jumper a go too! First get inspired on Pinterest or our Fashion Finder Xmas jumper edit. Print out the shape you want on paper and pin it to a piece of felt and cut it out.
DIY Felt Shapes
Grab yourself a knit jumper – I chose this nice slouchy Missguided knit in baby blue for my ice skating style creation. Pop it on and mark with pins where you’d like your design to sit, baring in mind that if it’s a loose yarn tension, then you’ll need to allow for you jumper stretching when you put it back on.
Pin your felt shape and start loosely stitching up and down each part. I didn’t bargain on how long a snowflake would take to stitch so be warned – there are a lot of little branches to stitch down!
I wanted to add a bit of ‘shiny’ to my ShinyThoughts jumper so I took an hour to stitch on a glittery pompom and some layered sequins and beads to the tips of my snowflake. Just stitch into a sequin then into a bead and back through the sequin again along with long thin beads to replicate the crystallised shape.
Lastly, I love a bit of faux fur on the cuffs of jumpers so I loosely stitched two bands of it around the sleeves, making sure to stretch them as I stitched.
Ta-da! Your own customised xmas jumper, now time to hit the ice!
Here’s how I wore it on my recent trip to Bath and then dressed up with sequins for a party!
I’d be thrilled to bits if you liked the jumper enough to hop over and like my DIY Christmas jumper on Facebook where Missguided are giving away a voucher! You’ll get lots of DIY Christmas Jumper ideas from the other Bloggers there too. Happy crafting!