My husband has been in need of an “ugly” Christmas sweater for a few years and I was complaining to my teenager that I couldn’t find one in the stores. She said, “Mom, if you can make a space suit, you can make an ugly Christmas sweater.” Oh, the guilt.
I started by drawing it to size on a large sheet of paper. I cut out the different parts to make a pattern. I labeled hands and feet right and left so I wouldn’t get confused.
I pinned my pattern to a fur skirt I had picked up for a couple of bucks second hand and cut out the pieces.
I cut the hands, feet, face, mouth, teeth out of craft felt.
I sewed on eyes, teeth, nose first.
Then sewed on the fur. Straight stitch first, and then finishing off with a zig zag stitch so the fur wouldn’t shed.
I pinned it into the sweatshirt. First going around it with a single stitch, then finishing the fur portions with a zig zag. I did switch thread colors with the hands, feet and star.
Wha lah! One obnoxious Christmas sweatshirt that can be worn on ugly sweater day at work. Total project took me about four hours. Total cost around $10.00.
Every year my family makes a set of matching ornaments for the tree. We all get to add our own personal touches. This year we were making felt snowmen, so I turned mine into a little Eleven snowman.
I cut some Doctor Who themed snowflakes at my family’s annual snowflake cutting (Yes, that’s actually a thing) this year.