*This tutorial was originally posted at Michael Ann Made.*I love ugly Christmas sweaters. The first Christmas my husband and I were married, I made Christmas sweaters for him and me. He got a hexagonal snowman, and I got an artistic tree. They were supposed to be ugly, but they turned out cool instead.
2 or more old sweaters in the colors you want
Thread, scissors, pins, etc.
1. Get a pattern. I traced the front of a one-piece, the back of another piece with a center back seam, and the sleeve of another.
8. Once you have the rectangle pieces in, sew in the circles. Sew with the circle up so you can easily follow the round edges.
9. Lay out your pieces. Then sew the the coordinating seams together making sure you match up the shapes.
10. Put the back together.
11. In this version I added snaps to one shoulder to fit it over my baby's head. (I used twill tape that had snaps on it. I got it at Joann's with a 50% off coupon. You can also sew on twill tape then sew on your own snaps.) Follow the instructions on the picture.
Leave the sleeve edge unfinished.
12. Sew the other shoulder seam. (Mine has random seams from the previous sweater construction.
13. Sew in sleeves with snaps closed, and then sew the sides.
14. On the inside leg seam do the same as the shoulder by folding the edge over and sewing the snaps over it.