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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ... on your ugly sweater this holiday season! Now's the perfect time to start planning what you're going to wear to your ugly Christmas sweater party, which will be here before you know it. This no-sew snow globe ugly sweater created by The Craft Patch is fantastically tacky with an actual functioning snow globe design. Get her tutorial using Aleene's Fabric Fusion below and get ready to let it snow this holiday season with your new ugly sweater design!
- Felt - red and light blue (or desired colors)
- Snow Globe Pattern
- Clear vinyl tablecloth fabric
- Fake snow and/or glitter
- Fabric scissors
- Iron-on vinyl snowman and snowflakes (cut with cutting machine or create from felt)
- Loose white pompoms
- Pompom trim
- Plastic or cardboard cut to fit inside of sweater
Download and print the included FREE pattern from The Craft Patch. Enlarge as needed, then cut out each piece.
Cut a snowman out of iron-on vinyl using a craft cutting machine. If you don't have a vinyl cutter, you could cut the snowman out of white felt.
Apply Fabric Fusion all the way around the back of the FRONT GLOBE piece. Press a piece of clear tablecloth vinyl into the glue and make sure the glue seals all the way around (so no glitter or snow is able to fall out when wearing your sweater). Let dry, then trim any excess vinyl that is sticking out over the edge of the globe.
Iron the iron-on vinyl snowman onto the back globe piece and pile the loose fake snow and glitter onto the center of the snow globe. Run a continuous bead of Fabric Fusion around the outside of the back piece of the globe. Carefully press the top piece in place over the back, lining up the outside edges of the felt. Let dry for 2-4 hours before shaking the snow so it doesn't get stuck in any wet glue. Tip: you can use sewing pins or clothespins to hold the felt securely in place while drying.
Once the glue on the snow globe is dry, you can add the decorative piece to the bottom using Fabric Fusion.
Place a piece of cardboard, aluminum foil or plastic wrap inside the sweater to prevent any glue from soaking through to the backside. Glue the snow globe to the front of your sweater, then add pompoms everywhere and trim around the neckline and sleeves. Let dry completely.
You are now ready to be your own winter wonderland this holiday season!