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No-Sew Ugly Christmas Sweater DIYs

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The holiday season is going to be here almost before we can take our Halloween decorations down, so you know what that means ... it's time to start thinking about your ugly Christmas sweater! Of course you can buy one, but where's the fun in that? Plus, then you risk the chance of showing up to your holiday party wearing the same store-bought number as someone else, and why would you want to let that happen?! That's why we've rounded up our favorite no-sew ugly Christmas sweater DIYs that you can easily make in an afternoon with just a few supplies and Aleene's® Fabric Fusion®. So hit the thrift store, raid your craft stash and get ready to rock a terrifically tacky Christmas sweater this holiday season. 

What you need:

Aleene's Fabric Fusion

- Ugly sweater of your choice

- Felt swatches, pompoms, mittens, ties or other fabric supplies depending on your sweater

- Scissors

- Glitter Iron-On Transfers, Dimensional Fabric Paint & other craft supplies depending on your sweater

Aleene's No-Sew Ugly Sweater DIYs


Aleene's No-Sew Kitten Mittens Sweater Vest

Are you obsessed with cats? Would you rather spend your time hanging with your feline friends than at your human friends' ugly sweater party this year? Then this Kitten Mittens Ugly Christmas Sweater DIY is perfect for you! All you need to make this fantastic little number is a sweater vest, some child-sized mittens and Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint in holiday colors. Glue the mittens on with Fabric Fusion then use Dimensional Paint to create kitties, yarn strands, paws and other embellishments on and around the mittens for a sweater that's sure to have you dubbed the coolest (craziest) cat lady at the party. 

Aleene's No-Sew Reindeer Ugly Sweater

If you're looking to impress Santa this holiday season, you can't go wrong with a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-themed sweater. This ugly Christmas sweater DIY is super easy to make with felt, pompoms, Fabric Fusion and fabric markers (we like Tulip Fabric Markers because they don't require heat setting). Cut out your reindeer face shape from brown felt, glue on googly eyes, a red nose and a mouth-shaped section of white felt. One dry, use a black fabric marker to draw teeth on the mouth section and to create nostrils on the nose. Glue white pompoms randomly around the sweater for snowy effects. Let dry and you have yourself an ugly Christmas sweater that'll make sure you end up on Santa's Nice List this year. 

Aleene's No-Sew Tacky Tie Ugly Sweater

Tacky Christmas ties are even easier to find than ugly Christmas sweaters, so this ugly Christmas sweater DIY combines the best of both worlds for one terrifically tacky project. Hit the thrift shop and see what you can find in the tie bin (there's always a tie bin somewhere); you don't have to use Christmas ties if you can't find them - Christmas colors will do too! Cut your ties to fit the length of your sweater and arrange in a Christmas tree shape, then glue everything in place with Fabric Fusion. Tie one of your ties into a bow and glue at the top of the tree for a fab finishing touch. Tip: Use sewing pins to hold the ties securely in place while they dry. Now you're ready to rock around the Christmas tree dressed like one!

Aleene's No-Sew Shimmer Tree Ugly Sweater

Okay so this ugly Christmas sweater DIY isn't ugly, let's be honest. Unless you hate glitter; then it is. Or if you just want to be shimmery and cute at your holiday party while everyone else is dressed in something ugly, this is the sweater for you. And so easy to make! Cut out Christmas tree shaped sections from Tulip Iron-On Shimmer Transfer Sheets and iron in place on the front of a sweatshirt, then use Fabric Fusion to glue big sparkly pompoms onto your tree for ornaments. Let dry and you'll light up the room like tinsel this holiday season! 

Aleene's No-Sew Shimmer Tree Ugly Sweater

Look at all of the awesomely ugly Christmas sweater DIYs you can make with Fabric Fusion! Get inspired and get festive this holiday season with absolutely no sewing required.


Published Date

October 11, 2019

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