I was thinking of just keeping the sweatshirt plain so it could go with more things but then I thought, "DIY it." I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with it however. Do I get a stamp and put multiple images on it like the bike sweatshirt above or should I just do one big image like the sweatshirt below. I decided to go with option 2. However, narrowing it down to what I actually wanted to do was harder than I thought it would be...
So I decided to combine it with the animal sweater trend and do a sweatshirt like the one below. I lucked out and found a great shruken sweatshirt at the thrift store. I found it at Valu Thrift when I was there on a holiday (50% off!) so it was only $2. Perfect price for a DIY!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Sweater or sweatshirt.
Fabric paint in the color of your choice
An image you want printed on sturdy paper
Newspaper or paper bag
1. Put the paper bag or newspaper in between the 2 layers of the sweatshirt so you don't get bleed through.
2. Print and cut out your image to use as a stencil. You want to have a border around your image so it stays together when you cut it out.
3 Stipple on the paint while holding down the pattern quite firmly. You can try to tape it to the fabric but that didn't work that well for me. If you don't hold it down enough, you may get paint going where you don't want it to.
4. Remove the stencil. Unless you are the best holder downer ever, you will have a some messy parts.
6. Follow the instructions on your fabric paint. Mine said to dry flat overnight and wait 72 hours before washing. I can't wait to wear this!
If you do try this on your own and post about it, please link back to my tutorial and be sure to send me a link in the comments. I'd love to see what you come up with!