Revive An Old Sweatshirt
Your sweatshirt can last for years due to the fact that they are made to be durable in order to give enough protection from the cold. But that does not mean that you have to stick to the same designs that would probably seem dull to you. It doesn’t have to be “Game Over” for old sweatshirts. They can be revived by redesigning them. Not only would you feel like you are wearing something new but you would also be sporting out a unique design that people would not see in the malls and shops nearby.
Before You Start Experimenting on Your Sweatshirt
It is important that we do not get carried away with the thought of reviving our sweatshirts or at the thought of making them look more personal or interesting.
Always remember that you should start out first with the oldest sweatshirt that you have so that you will not be able to regret anything when it turns out that your decorating scheme does not turn out the way you envisioned it too.
With much practice, you will not only be giving unique designs to your sweatshirt but you can also design the rest of your clothes as well – especially those that are colored plainly.
Sweatshirt Decorating Tips
One of the easiest ways to add an instant design to your sweatshirts is to use iron-ons which you can usually buy from specialty stores. These are ready made designs that you can simply iron on your sweatshirt. They come in different colors and designs as well and some can even glisten in the light. This is one good way to catch some attention. But if you use this mode of design, you will have to become more careful when it comes to washing your sweatshirts since the design can be easily removed.
Another way to add a unique design to your sweatshirt is to print on it using fabric paint. You can use silkscreen or you can simply paint on it directly with a paintbrush or with your hands if you choose to do so. You can also use other objects like stamp so you can stamp on interesting shapes on your sweatshirt.
Your sweatshirt can have a unique design through patching. You can cut out a patch from an old piece of clothing and you can either pin or sew it to your sweatshirt. The color of the thread you use can blend with the patch or the sweatshirt or you can use a color that contrasts so that the thread would stand out.
Dye Your Sweatshirt
The best of all the ways I have found to print on a sweatshirt is use one of the online print on demand services to design your own sweatshirt. They use a combination of the newest and best dyes and pigment based dyes to print on new sweatshirts. The dyes are absorbed into the material. Designs remain soft and flexible. Dyes don’t crack or chip away as paint and silk screen prints do. Dyes are durable and lasting; they handle repeated washing better than all other methods. Dyes are the best way to print designs on a sweatshirt.
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