Seasonal Crafts

Ugly Sweater Ornament DIY


ugly sweater ornament diy

We designed the perfect die for holiday crafting - the ugly sweater! Embellish and decorate with your favorite holiday things! 

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

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If you are new to die cutting or stitching, here are a few of our favorite blog posts to get you started:
Introduction to die cutting
Beginner embroidery for stitch dies
Stitching with beads + sequins

1. Cut out all your shapes, including "ugly" accents. To make the wreath sweater, you need (1) sweater with stitch marks, (1) sweater without stitch marks, (1) wreath, (2) cuffs, (1) bow, (1) hem and (1) collar. 

ugly sweater die cut

2. Place the embellishments on the sweater and stitch them in place using four strands of embroidery floss. Use a touch of tacky glue to hold the small pieces in place prior to stitching, if necessary. Be creative with your stitching. We stitched zigzags and crosses - but it would be fun to use straight stitches to emulate cuffs of a shirt too!

3. Add glitter felt, beads and sequins to make it even more ugly! To finish, lightly glue the back of the sweater on to hide the stitching.

ugly sweater ornament how to

An alternative way to finish the sweater is to blanket stitch or whip stitch the outside edges. This ornament was stitched closed and stuffed with a small amount of Polyfil.

stuffed sweater ornament

4. Make a hanger for the sweater using a paperclip. Follow this tutorial to see how!

ugly sweater ornaments

ugly sweater craft