- Dig out an old jumper (we find a plain crew neck sweatshirt works best, but a knitted jumper or cardigan would work too).
- Cut out festive shapes from scraps of old fabric; think candy canes, presents or baubles. We also love a simple Christmas tree.
- You’ll then need to get your hands on some bondaweb. This magic stuff allows you to attach your Christmas shapes without even threading a needle (unless you want to).
- Cut the bondaweb to the same shape as the fabric patch (slightly smaller), and place paper side down and iron.
- Peel off the paper backing.
- Place the fabric shape, bondaweb side down, on your chosen sweatshirt and iron.
- (Optional) If you have a sewing machine, make sure your patch is super secure by machining around the outside using a zig zig stitch. Try using a metallic thread to add some extra detail.
- Ta dah! Your patch is now fixed to your jumper. (This one is the start of a small present – ribbon and embellishments to be added!)
- To add more detail, layer up the shapes. You can use paper to test out the layout and positioning.
- Voila! Use this simple technique to fix whichever Christmas themed shapes you want onto your chosen fabric.
This is only the start. Can you sew on a button? Then you can sew on some bells. Have some ribbon or metallic thread to hand? Stitch or glue this on to add a bow to a present or border to a patch. The possibilities are endless!
Thanks to Fix Up Look Sharp for sharing this tutorial.