Tribal Pattern Sweatshirt Tutorial

Originally featured on Love Stitched.
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I have a big confession to make.  I have a slight obsession with the Target clearance racks.  And by slight I mean I CANNOT STAY AWAY FROM THEM.  I found this beauty for $1.63.  WHAT?!  A dolla sixty three???  How could I say no?  So what if it’s not my color and 5 sizes to big?
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Wow.  How good do I look?  This thing has been sitting in my sewing room for a good 3 years.  Then I was browsing Pinterest and I finally figured out what to do with it!
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(For a tutorial on these BOOTS, go HERE.)
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Cut the sweatshirt down to size if it’s too big.  Cut the neckline and either hem it or leave it raw, depending on your preference.
Print this out full-sized on a piece of computer paper.  Fold a piece of freezer paper in half lengthwise and then widthwise and cut out the parts in black.  Use it as a template to cut out the freezer paper.  When you unfold it you should have something like this:
Iron it onto the sweatshirt.  Use a sponge paint brush and stipple the paint onto the sweatshirt.  (To make  coral colored fabric paint I mixed hot pink and yellow.) 
Wait about an hour for it to dry.
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Print out the next piece, and repeat the process.  This time I used turquoise fabric paint.
When the paint dries, put a piece of scrap fabric on top of the sweatshirt and press with a hot iron to set the paint.
And that’s it!
Not bad for $1.63 ;-)

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