DIY: Deer Head Silhouette Sweater

I have a love/hate relationship with deer.

When twenty of them are milling around the field in front of my picture windows with the snow covered Eagle Cap mountains rising up behind them, I’m totally in love.

But, when they are munching on my tomatoes, the love leaves quickly and Cooper’s pellet gun starts to look like a very good idea.

So instead of target practice, I asked that ruggedly handsome (and artistic) husband of mine to draw a deer head silhouette, grabbed a sweater and some plaid, and got right to work making a deer we can enjoy all the time and, I promise, it will never eat your garden.


To see the full tutorial and for your chance to win a copy of  The Refashion Handbook, click here. Just visit the tutorial, pin and leave a comment so your name will be entered to win.

You can download the pattern here:

deer head silhouette

The winner from last week’s pom pom sweater hat post is:


Mother Deer!

Congratulations and please send your address to and I’ll send it out to you right away. 🙂 Thank you so much for all of your nice comments!

Well, I was very busy last weekend with a new exciting adventure that I can’t wait to tell you about very soon….

Stay warm…


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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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32 Responses to DIY: Deer Head Silhouette Sweater

  1. zeauma says:

    I LOVE IT! To me it is Canadiana! (I secretly think that all North American fauna stops at our Border) Hahahahah! Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network. From: The Renegade SeamstressSent: jeudi 29 janvier 2015 09:06To: zeauma@gmail.comReply To: The Renegade SeamstressSubject: [New post] DIY: Deer Head Silhouette Sweater

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    The Renegade Seamstress posted: “I have a love/hate relationship with deer. When twenty of them are milling around the field in front of my picture windows with the snow covered Eagle Cap mountains rising up behind them, I’m totally in love. But, when they are munching on my tomatoes, “

  2. Thimberlina says:

    Cute! Thanks for sharing the picture – what a talented pair! I think I might just add that to a tote bag to liven things up. 😀

  3. Hannah says:

    Beautiful! Such a good idea!

  4. debbielynne says:

    Pinned to my Easy DIY board! I once painted a deer on a lightweight sweater and it worked well. I used solid white fabric paint on a solid grey sweater. Would love to read your book!

  5. Ruth Lutz says:

    I really enjoy your refashion ideas! I pinned this project and would absolutely LOVE to have my very own copy! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!
    Ruth Lutz

  6. Meg F says:

    OH MY GOSH!!! This is SOOOOOO cute!!! I LOVE it!!!! You come up with some of the best ideas!!!!! Where do you get your sweaters?

  7. I just saw someone who had made this. Awesome tutorial!

  8. Chris says:

    I LOVE it! I pinned it to my board, I’ll definitely have to try this!

  9. Janet says:

    Loved it, pinned it!

  10. Jennifer Fowles says:

    Pinned it! So cute! Would be cute for a little boy, too. My nephews are little country boys.

    • Thanks so much for pinning, Jennifer! That’s so funny that you mention making it for your nephews because the other day when I wore it to school, one of my Kindergarten students had a sweater with a deer head print on it. Each looked quite different, his was knit right into the sweater and had a face on it, but we said we were twins for the day anyway. 🙂

  11. I love this! So chic. Cannot believe it is a DIY

  12. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Another fabulous project! I pinned it:

  13. Trish F says:

    Once again, a great idea. You are so creative. Thanks for the tutorial and the free deer silhouette pattern. I commented and pinned over on eHow.

  14. Margie says:

    Very creative idea. Thanks for sharing.

  15. This is adorable…my mind is going crazy thinking of all the color combinations…polka dot deer…chevron deer…hmmmmm…gonna go check my stash…thanks for sharing and kudos to your hubby for the nice pattern…would love to win your book…but if not, ill just keep pinning:-)

  16. Jahn Ryan says:

    Love your ideas, they are great. jahnryan5185

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