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Sick of the obnoxious Christmas season already? 'Tis the season to get annoyed with awful carols, obnoxiously cheerful decorations and a flood of people to retail destinations that justifies misanthropy. Share the Christmas annoyance with those around you by donning a Grumpy Cat sweater!

Posted by Lauren from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa • Published See Lauren's 101 projects »
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  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 1
    Step 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.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the muzzle area from white felt and stitch it onto the face.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the nose from pink felt. Attach onto muzzle.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out two eyes from light blue felt and stitch onto the face.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stitch on two black felt pupils and stitch a grumpy mouth with pink cotton.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut out an ear from brown felt and stitch it onto the head.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 7
    Step 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.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stitch on a strip of white fleece to the bottom of the Santa hat.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut out a circle of white fleece and sew tacking stitches around the edge.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pull the tacking stitches tight to create a more spherical shape.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 11
    Step 11

    Attach to point of Santa hat.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Grumpy Cat Christmas Sweater - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew your Grumpy Cat onto your old sweater and spread the disdain for the season!

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judithchen
judithchen · Ilmenau, Thuringia, DE · 54 projects
great idea. but I think I´ll have mine with other fabric because felt frays...
Lauren
Lauren · Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA · 112 projects
Use whatever works for you, but I've never, ever had a problem with felt fraying. What material would you use that frays less than felt?
judithchen
judithchen · Ilmenau, Thuringia, DE · 54 projects
I´m not sure if its the washing machine or the fabric, but when it frays it keeps more dust so its not good for my allergies. more like the fibers came out, though. i normally use thin fleece, its more washable. thanks for the project, btw!
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Nichole V.
Nichole V.
Ooh..that's a good idea. Thanks for the tip! Happy
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Nichole V.
Nichole V.
I really want to make this but I am not confident of my ability to figure out the correct shapes. Is there any way you could post a document or something with the shapes sketched out (so sort of template) so we can just trace over the felt??
Lauren
Lauren · Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA · 112 projects
Hi Nichole! Unfortunately I do not have a template, but I essentially just traced the shapes from a photo of Grumpy Cat. Try printing out a photo and use it to trace or cut out the shapes. Hope this helps!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1372 projects
This is the best project I've seen all year!
Lauren
Lauren · Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA · 112 projects
Aw, thank you so much, Cat! I'm so glad you like it!
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Julia Oreo
Julia Oreo · Bayamón, Bayamón, PR · 6 projects
that is adorable
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Abi k.
Abi k. · 3 projects
i have to make this
Lauren
Lauren · Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA · 112 projects
I'd love to see your version if you do! Happy
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Abi k.
Abi k. · 3 projects
bah humbug lol Happy
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CazSteele
CazSteele · Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA · 8 projects
Love it!
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Mistress Nora of Madness
Mistress Nora of Madness · Potterville, Michigan, US · 32 projects
I'm a Grumpy Cat Fan.
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