Hi guys! It’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life, and today I am back to show you how to make a kitschy cute Christmas sweatshirt.
I love Christmas and love to wear holiday tees and sweaters throughout the season.
It’s festive, right?
Well, this year I thought I would make my own Christmas sweatshirt to wear this Christmas. This little sweatshirt is really pretty fast to whip up and is simple enough for a beginner.
Here’s What You Need:
- Patterns (Pattern 1, Pattern 2, Pattern 3)
- Stripe Fabric
- Fabric Rosette
- Basting Spray
- Fabric Glue
- Sewing Machine and Thread
- Marking Pen
Lay your felt pieces back side up on a protected area, like wax paper. Spray the back side with basting spray. Lay your felt pieces sticky side down onto the front of the sweatshirt creating the design for the deer.
Now you are ready to stitch your felt down. Top stitch around each felt piece with coordinating thread by machine close to the edge of the felt. Clip excess threads.
Now make the bow- To start cut a piece of your stripe fabric to be 6×5″. Fold the ends into the middle. Press
Then stitch a half inch seam down each short side. Turn right side out.
Run a gathering stitch down the middle and gather the middle of the fabric forming the bow. Spray the back with basting spray.
Top stitch around the edges of the bow. Glue a fabric rosette in the middle of the bow. Stitch the features of the face, like the eyelashes, on with your hand sewing needle and embroidery floss.
Well, this is a pretty kitschy sweatshirt, but I think it is very cute too!
I wore it out the other day and it got me a lot of compliments!
You can use this same technique to applique onto a sweatshirt or sweater with felt or other non woven fabrics. Let your imagination run free!
I hope you all will give this sweatshirt a try for yourself or go crazy and make a matching set for the whole family this year. If you’d like to see more of my work you can check out my blog, My So Called Crafty Life Here. I’ll be back soon with more holiday fun. Until then…