Christmas jumpers have become huge over the last couple of years but sometimes buying a jumper just to wear for one day seems a bit extravagant so these DIY temporary Christmas tops make a good alternative.
– Plain tops, any old t-shirt you have lying around will do.
– Needle and Thread
– Festive wrapping paper (the thicker the better)
– Thread unpicker
I found my festive paper in Paperchase and it’s really thick which is a good thing as it will be more durable. The really cheap thin paper probably won’t work as it will just rip.
I cut some shapes out then just sewed it on. I used my sewing machine on the black one but it was a bit tricky and it turned out wonky as you can see in the photo below! I’m a newbie when it comes to sewing machines though so depending on your skill level you might be able to do a better job.
I just tacked the second one on by hand as I found it easier.
Then when you’ve finished you just unpick the thread and you have a plain top again.
This would also work well if you wanted to put a number on a top to take photos for birthdays / parties etc.