Pom-Pom Christmas Jumper: 2 Ways

diy christmas jumpers by little button diaries

It’s Christttmmmassssssss….. well nearly! As I’m a big lover of pom-poms and Christmas, I decided to have a go at making my own festive knit with a pom-pom twist. As I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to do more, I made two. They’re both pretty quick to make and cheaper than a tin of Quality Street!

For the snow jumper, you will need:

  • Grey jumper
  • 1.5m sequin trim
  • Fabric glue
  • Small ball white wool
  • White sewing thread and needle
  • Felt tip pen
  • Fork

img_40981. I found this fantastic tutorial for sequin phrases on jumpers a few years ago and have been dying to try it out. Begin by making yourself a template. Print out or write your phrase onto paper and cut around it to form a template. Pin this onto the front of your jumper, making sure it’s straight and centred.

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2. Place a sheet of newspaper in the middle of the jumper to stop anything going onto the back. Then use a felt tip pen to draw in the centre of your template. Remove template once done.

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3. Place a line of glue slightly above the writing and place one end of your sequins on top. You have a little while to play around as fabric glue doesn’t set instantly.

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4. Then add glue underneath your pen mark and glue your sequin trim on top. Each letter should have two rows of sequins.

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5. Repeat for the other letters and cut off any excess once you get the end of your word.

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6. When the glue has dried, hand stitch the sequin trim in place.

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7. To make the pom-poms, begin by wrapping the wool around a fork about twenty times. Then ease the bundle off the fork and tie another piece of wool around the centre. Tie it as tight as you can with a double knot.

Use a pair of scissors to snip through all the loops and then give the pom-pom a little haircut so all the strands are neat.

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8. Repeat the previous step to make about 15 pom-poms.

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9. Use white sewing thread to hand stitch them onto the front of the jumper, spacing them out.

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For an even easier make, this pom pom tree tee is a no-sew treat of a project. I saw a similar version in Boden and wanted to create a cheaper version.

You will need:

  • Cheap Breton tee
  • Ready made pom-poms
  • Fabric glue

pom-pom-11. Lay your top out flat and put newspaper inside it, to prevent the glue leaking through to the back.

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2. Lay out your pom-poms in a design you’re happy with and glue in place.

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3. Once the glue has dried you can sew the pom-poms in place to secure them.

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The award for most awkward posers definitely goes to us!!

~ Laura xx ~