Christmas Sweater from Zazzle!

Posted on November 12, 2013

I’m really feeling the holiday spirit with my new Christmas sweater from Zazzle! Guess what… I designed it myself! What do you think of this pixel art design? It’s a size small and I like how soft and comfy it is. It’s super warm and made of 90% cotton and 10% polyester.


For me, it’s always hard to get the perfect Christmas present for all my friends and family. So this year, I’ve been thinking about creating personalized presents! A present where you put in a lot of time and effort can show how much you care. Zazzle is a website that makes it easy to print your own designs on clothes and other really cool items I never knew you could print on like, pillows, watches, and even leggings.

If you could create any design and print it on any item for a Christmas present, what would you make? Share your ideas in the comments.

Widen the neckline

Using the existing collar as a guide, cut 1/2 inch wider on each side but only to the bottom of the existing collar. Cut the front and the back separately so the back isn’t so low. You need to be careful that you don’t cut the collar too big because there’s no going back!

Even though my Christmas sweater is already customized with my own design, I want to customize it further by cutting it up and adding a Christmas tree cut out on the back of the shoulder blade! I drew this illustration so it’d be easier for you guys to decide on placement and trace the shape.

Download Christmas Tree Cut Out Template

  1. Save file and print it out on regular printer paper
  2. Trim the paper so it’s a smaller square
  3. Fold the tree in half and cut out all the shapes
  4. Place on your sweatshirt and decide on placement
  5. Using white fabric chalk, outline the Christmas Tree
    1. If you don’t have any fabric chalk, use regular chalkboard chalk (you could even sharpen it with a pencil sharpener)!
    2. If you have a white shirt and chalk won’t show up, use a pen but be careful because pen marks are permanent so you need to make sure you cut out all the pen marks or they’ll show up on your final product.
  6. Cut the areas out and you’ll have your Christmas tree!

And here’s what you’ll end up with! View more photos on Flickr.


If you’d like to re-create this exact same sweatshirt, I’ve uploaded my design to Zazzle for purchase.

Buy The Christmas Pixel Sweater

Plus, Zazzle has offered to give all my viewers a 10% off anything on their website until December 15, 2013. Use the code SALINAZAZZLE. This is a great opportunity to look for any potential Christmas gifts. Click to browse Christmas gift ideas.

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel and let me know if you have any other ideas for more Christmasy cut up t-shirts!

What Others Are Saying

  1. Salina Siu April 30, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Normally, I don’t find the raw edges to be an issue. After you cut the fabric and stretch it out, the ends will curl, which hides the raw edges. It doesn’t fray more beyond that. If you’re worried about it in the wash, you could hand wash it. But try it out on a t-shirt you don’t like as a practice and see how it does through wearing and washing!

  2. Lemon Kielstien April 20, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    What do you do about tshirts fraying? I really want to do some of this stuff, but even more so, I don’t want my shirts to fray. Help?

  3. Salina Siu November 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I agree, definitely gives your clothes some personality and spunk!

  4. Pingback: Tutorial: Christmas tree cut out on a sweatshirt or tee, no sewing required | Sewing |

  5. kelly November 13, 2013 at 4:55 am

    starting to fall in love with t-shirts cutting.creative and sassy !

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