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#JohnLewisChristmas Jumper Making *

When it comes to craft, I am the first to admit that I am blood terrible at it, but that doesn’t mean I won’t give it a go. This is often much to the delight of those around me as they get a good laugh at whatever I’m trying to create.

So, I naturally said yes to the lovely John Lewis team when they asked me to partake in some Christmas crafting. We were given around two hours to design a jumper and stocking and I have to say, I had so much fun!


I think that Christmas isn’t complete with a stocking. Even now, and I turn 27 soon, I still get a stocking filled with goodies. It’s usually little bits of make-up and luxury toiletries that I can make use of for the rest of the year.

At the event, we were given a classic velvet stocking and a hell of a lot of crafty items from the haberdashery.


I obviously went for a slightly gothic theme, as ever, and had Sara help me make a skull.

I’m actually really pleased with how this turned out and it’s hanging up in living room! It’s amazing how a small amount of felt with some buttons can make something so cute.

But onto the slightly better bit, the Christmas jumpers. I only say slightly better as I can actually wear this and show off my amazing crafting skills!

Before the event I chose the black star jumper, as it’s so very me. All the Christmas jumpers I own are black or grey as I’m a little bit of a bah-humbug, but also like to join in Christmas Jumper day as I get FOMO!

I ran out of time to complete my jumper but this is where I got to….

I love a bow tie so I thought why not add one!

But there are so many ways to personalise a Christmas jumper, such as making pom poms! They’d look so cute on the points of the stars in different bright colours like lights! You can also add wording in felt as many of the other ladies did at the event.

Another fun option was using the felt to go all out and totally transform your jumper…

Just look at those elbow patches! And yes, that jumper is Buster the Boxer from the advert!

Have you ever designed your own Christmas crafts?

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