Saturday, 4 January 2014

DIY: Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater

For most, Christmas is a joyful season, filled with, I don't know, joyful stuff. However, for others, Christmas carols and flashing fairy lights fast become hard to tolerate, with fruitcake leaving only a sour taste in one's mouth. If you're one of the latter, spread your disdain for the season by coming as close to Christmas spirit as you dare and donning a traditionally ugly Christmas sweater, featuring the face of the internet's beloved Grumpy Cat. Perfect for glaring at Mariah Carey-blaring speakers in.

What you'll need:
  • Felt in Grumpy Cat-esque shades (cream, dark brown, white, light blue, and a tiny scrap of pink)
  • A small scrap of white fleece
  • An old sweater that you're willing to sacrifice for your hatred of the season
What to do:

  1. Cut out the basic shape of the face from cream felt and the shape of the eye patches from brown felt. Sew the eye patches onto the face.
  2. Cut out the muzzle area from white felt and stitch it onto the face.
  3. Cut out the nose from pink felt. Attach onto muzzle.
  4. Cut out two eyes from light blue felt and stitch onto the face.
  5. Stitch on two black felt pupils and stitch a grumpy mouth with pink cotton.
  6. Cut out an ear from brown felt and stitch it onto the head.

  7. Cut out a red hat shape and stitch it onto the other side of the head. Add an extra flap to the top of the hat to create the point.
  8. Stitch on a strip of white fleece to the bottom of the Santa hat.
  9. Cut out a circle of white fleece and sew tacking stitches around the edge.
  10. Pull the tacking stitches tight to create a more spherical shape.
  11. Attach to point of Santa hat.
  12. Sew your Grumpy Cat onto your old sweater and spread the disdain for the season!

As usual, this project is also posted over on Cut Out + Keep.

Hope you've all had a fun festive season, and expect a few more Christmassy crafts over the next few days - starting the 2014 decorating early, remember? Nothing to do with my laziness about posting. Nothing at all. *mumbles*


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