Fall is here and the holidays are right around the corner. When I think of fall, I remember homecoming. Homecomming is a time of year when friends and family come home and visit their alma matter to reunite and watch the local football game. Some schools do homecoming in September/October and some do it Thanksgiving week. Eric told me that his high school does it Thanksgiving weekend. Regardless of when you celebrate it, it’s hard not to look at the cool classic varsity lettering on jackets. Varsity letters are such a neat and classic way to embellish jackets, sweaters and any other accessories. This embellishment has even transitioned over to pop culture to other garments as well.
So let’s get started with this DIY…..
First, you will need to either install the Varsity Letter font or print one from my PDF. You can download them below. (Click the links below!!!!)
You will also need fabric glue, scissors, felt fabric and a terry cloth or hand towel.
After printing out the letter, cut them out. They will be used as a template to cut both the felt base as well as the terry cloth inside.
Just like with the felt, flip the letters over and trace them to the terry cloth. Again, you are going to use a mirror image.
Lay your terry cloth inner letter on the outer felt layer to mock it up and see if you like the look. If happy with the result, use fabric glue to attach the letters together and let it fully dry.
You can now attach the letters to your sweater by either sewing them on or hand stitching with a similar color thread as your felt base. If you can’t sew, don’t worry. You can attach these letters using permanent fabric glue.
To add a little bit of flare, you can add fabric ribbons to your sleeve. All you need to do is cut fabric ribbon long enough to wrap around the sleeve. Use fabric glue to attach to the sleeve and hide the seam/cutline under the sleeve.
I love this look and it is so easy to customize and apply to whatever garment you like. Have fun with it!