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Ugly Sweater Felt Christmas Ornaments – Hipster Week

29 Nov

Ugly Christmas Sweater Felt Ornament tutorial

Welcome back to Hipster Week – the week where we celebrate all things hipster.

Now that the Christmas sweater season is officially upon us why not relish the irony of loving something so charmingly unattractive.

Sweater Party

You will need:

3 Large sized Paper Clips

Template (at the end of this post)

8″ x 4″ white felt scrap

4″x 4″ – reddish color felt for dotted sweater Poppy

1″ x 2″ – green felt scrap Cilantro for tree

2″ x 2″ Darker green felt Fresh Cut Grass for holly leaves

Sequins in:

Classic Red

Gold Rush


Iced Berry Beads

8-10 very small jingle bells

Bend the paper clips into small hangers as shown and set aside.

Tiny Paper Clip Hangers Tutorial

Cut 4 sweater pieces from white felt and 2 from a pale red coral color like Poppy. Cut 1 tree from  light green like cilantro and 2 holly leaves from dark green felt like  Fresh Cut Grass

Ugly Sweater felt Ornaments

For jingley tree sweater attach bells with green thread place onto one of the white sweater pieces with a running stitch.

ugly sweater felt ornament  jingly tree

Place second white sweater pieces behind the first and overcast stitch around the outside, stop and slip the hanger inside before closing around the top.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments Hipster Christmas

It’s helpful to run  thread around the “hanger” to prevent any chance of it slipping down.

Holly Berry Sweater Ugly Sweater Felt Ornament Tutorial

For Christmas Corsage sweater stitch holly leaves onto one white felt sweater piece add iced berry beads in a cluster of three.

Stitch closed as above.

Christmas Confetti Ugly Sweater Party Felt Ornament Tutorial American Felt and Craft

For Christmas Confetti Sweater stitch Moss, Gold Rush and Classic Red sequins down with matching thread. You could also use Beacon felt glue for this.

Finish as you did the other two

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Kid-a-fy a Shrunken Sweater with the power of felt.

22 Feb

Shrunken sweater craft project

I loved this sweater, it reminds me of Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba or Steve Blue’s Clues. I have no idea why that prompts a grown woman to want to wear it but – that’s just me and if you know me your nodding your head at this point.

And yeah I know I  gotta get out more.

At any rate it’s felting made it an unlikely candidate for re-shaping so kid sweater it would be.

Here’s what you will need to kid-ify your sweater.

Pink Tutu felt (you want a felt with some wool content)

Orchid felt (you want a felt with some wool content)

Coal Roving

#36 felting needle

Foam pad that fits in the arm

This Template sized to fit (My pigs fit into a 4″ x 4″ square)

felt pig elbow patch

Wash felt in hot water to shrink it up too and to make it a bit thicker.

You can also sew the felt to the sweater like a patch.

Then have your model try on the sweater for size

shrunken wool sweater

I pinned in the areas I wanted to tailor and measured an inch below her elbows making sure both were even.

Here’s where I realized I knew nothing about working with knit pieces and had to defer to twitter and Maura Huston for assistance where I was assured it was not sacrilegious to cut up knit pieces.

I know I should have  marked, stitched and trimmed off the access at this point but I got excited about the needle felting so I cut 2 pigs from my fulled (shrunken) Pink Tutu felt, 2 snouts from  fulled Orchid felt, and laid out the roving in the design I wanted and slipped the foam pad to the arm.

needle felting felt to sweater

And then you stab it with your felting needle…a TRILLION times.

It helped to needle felt the eyes in first to keep the felt from shifting.

And we’re stabbing and we’re stabbing.

I found a song moved this a long…

**Sung to Michael Jackson’s Gotta be startin something.

Said You Wanna Be Feltin’ Somethin’
You Got To Be Feltin’ Somethin’
I Said You Wanna Be Feltin’ Somethin’
You Got To Be Feltin” Somethin’
High ones Get Over (Yeah, Yeah)
Low ones Get Under (Yeah, Yeah)
You’re Stuck In The Finger (Yeah, Yeah)
And The Pain Is Thunder (Yeah, Yeah)

KEEP GOING…or quit and just sew them down, I’m not judging.

And we’re stabbing and stabbing and then…


 It should look like one piece.

Repeat with second elbow.

Take in if necessary.

felted sweater

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