Whether you are attending an ugly Christmas sweater party or entering a contest, here are a few tips on how to make your own sweater to fit the event.
I suggest that you first, give your local thrift store a visit. If you can’t find a Christmas themed sweater there, then look for a solid red or green sweater.
In addition to the sweater, you’ll need a glue gun, green or red felt, appliqués, shiny garland, needle and thread, iron, scissors and stick pins.
Lay out all of your supplies including sweater on the kitchen table or on the floor. If you have appliqués, follow the directions and iron them to the front of sweater. If you don’t have appliqués, you can cut the felt into Christmas shapes. For example Christmas trees, snowflakes or stars. Next pin them onto the sweater in various places. Then simply, sew each piece securely to the sweater using a needle and thread. Perfection is hardly important–after all this is an ugly Christmas sweater!
Next, cut pieces of garland and using the glue gun, glue it to the hem of your sweater. Now take smaller pieces of garland and attach them to various spots between your appliqués.
You can make the design as obnoxious and gaudy as you like. For example, maybe some garland around the collar, on the sleeves or even on the seems of the sweater. Just be creative as you like and have fun. You’re sure to get a laugh when wearing your ugly Christmas sweater.
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