Monday, 10 December 2012

Guest post, Rhiannon of Vintage Style Me.

Today's guest poster is Rhiannon of Vintage Style Me, who is, in
my eyes, the goddess of all things vintage. When it comes to DIY
projects I'm fairly hopeless, however Rhiannon was kind enough
to share her knowledge in the form of this festive applique how-to.

Megan x

Christmas jumpers are the ultimate festive item! Nothing says you're ready for the holiday more than sporting a glistening Christmas tree or fat little robin or your clothing! Festive jumpers can be quite pricey, but they're really simple and fun to make! They should cost no more than £10 and no-one else will have one either, plus they make excellent gifts!

STEP 1: Print out (or draw) your design to A4 size. Draw around your design in a thick felt tip, then transfer onto tracing paper.

STEP 2: Cut out each 'section' of the picture - each section is likely to be a different colour/fabric, so keep this in mind when cutting them out.

STEP 3: Pin your tracing paper to the fabric you want each part to be. I find it easier to use one base colour fabric. (I used brown felt for the robin) as the entire outline of the robin.

STEP 4: Pin all your cut out sections onto the main robin body then sew them down. I used all felt for this one but it also looks really nice if you use scraps of vintage fabric.

STEP 5: Once your robin (or other festive motif) is all sewn together, stitch it onto your jumper. You can pick up thin knit jumpers from primark for about £5, in lots of festive colours. I added some little gold stars I picked up in the craft shop too for the background.

STEP 6: I ended up making two robins - one with just felt which you can get for about 50p per square, and one using vintage scraps. I love the vintage fabric one as I think it can be worn throughout winter, rather than just Christmas.

I also experimented with different Christmas characters, like this snowman and Christmas pudding. I used little fluffy balls to decorate them! I'm selling a few of these in my shop, Vintage Style Me, if you dont fancy making one! I'd love to see pictures of any you make,


  1. What a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Cat kisses dear!

  2. This is such a good idea! will definitely try it! xx

  3. it's amazing! I love your blog! Maybe follow? :)

    xoxo Maddie

  4. Cute! I like the pudding too :)

  5. Brilliant idea! Your jumper looks amazing! xxx

  6. This is a wonderful idea, will definitely be trying this myself.
    Elise x