Christmas Ugly Sweater for Boys- Grinch Santa Shirt
Every year my kids have a Christmas sweater day at their school and every year the night before that day, they tell me about it. Anyone else’s kids do that?! Well this year my son told me about it a couple days before, so I actually went out and bought him a shirt. The first thing he asked me when I told him that I had gotten one was “Is it an ugly sweater?”. I told him that the store didn’t have and he was a little disappointed. So being the crafty mom that I am, I suggested that I could make him one. He found this sweet Grinch sweater from an Etsy shop and I knew that I needed to make it for him. It whipped out my sewing machine and created a super fun DIY ugly sweater. Then my other son saw it and wanted one too, so I made one for him too :).
Here is a quick video to show you the process of how I made it :).
This is how I made the Christmas ugly sweater as a Grinch Santa. I used a plaid red shirt then some green and white fuzzy fleece and some felt in black and yellow.
I cut the white fleece to be 4 inches wide and then I pinned it onto the middle of the shirt. Then I sewed all four sides. I cut off the excess of white at the top of the bottom of the shirt.
I then cut the black felt to be 3 inches wide and pinned it around the shirt. I started in the back and wrapped it around. I then sewed it onto the shirt. I sewed the top and bottom of the strip and also where it overlapped in the back.
For the belt buckle, I cut a piece of yellow felt 5 x 5 inches. Then I cut a square out of it that was 4 x 4 inches.
I then pinned that onto the belt and sewed it onto the shirt.
Now for the fun part, making it a Grinch Santa shirt! I cut some fuzzy fleece 4 inches wide and then I pinned it all around the neck line. I sewed the top of the fleece onto the shirt and then sewed the sections where it overlapped. I put that on the seam where the shoulder is. I didn’t sewed the bottom of the fleece all the way around, instead I just tacked it down in a few places, like in the front and backs and sides so it wouldn’t move. I did this by just putting a few stitches into it with my machine.
Now for the bottom of the shirt. I laid the fur fleece onto the bottom of the shirt and then sewed directly onto the fleece. I put the overlapping fabric in the back and then sewed them together.
Here is what the bottom of the shirt looks like. It’s really starting to look like the Grinch!
For the sleeves, I put the 4 inch strip inside of the sleeve and then sewed directly onto the sleeve. As I was sewing it, I just stretched the sleeve fabric straight and put it onto the fur fleece.
Once I went around the sleeve, I then put the fleece together and sewed it together from the inside.
And that’s it!! Doesn’t it look so good?! My son is super excited about his Christmas ugly sweater that he gets to wear tomorrow!
I love how it turned out! I especially love how soft the fur fleece is, it’s so great!
Since the fur fleece is a very forgiving fabric, it was much easier to sew on because you can’t see the lines and so you don’t have to worry if it is straight or not.
Here is a close up of the bottom, it’s my favorite part of the shirt :).
Here is how it looks on!
My two boys were super excited about wearing them! They look so great on too!
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