ONE little MOMMA: Hola Sweatshirt- DIY Graphic Sweatshirt

Hola Sweatshirt- DIY Graphic Sweatshirt

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Make your own graphic sweatshirt- easy tutorial for this hola sweatshirt

Graphic tees have been a go-to for my momma style this year. They are so easy to dress up and still feel comfortable. So it is no surprise that graphic sweatshirts hold the same place in my heart as things  are cooling down this Fall. I love the simple graphic look of Hello Apparel's hello sweatshirts, but I felt like designing my own rather than spending the big bucks on theirs. I took Spanish for years in school so 'hola' was a natural fit for me. Creative- I know. You can pick any word that you love- but here is how I did it.

Make your own graphic sweatshirt- easy tutorial for this hola sweatshirt

Supplies: Basic sweatshirt
                Freezer paper
                Fabric paint, brushes

The place to start is your local thrift store. You can easily find a vintage pullover sweatshirt for super cheap. I am loving this red color right now so I snagged this one for a couple of bucks.

Make your own graphic sweatshirt- easy tutorial for this hola sweatshirt

Because this sweatshirt is definitely vintage, the cut was a little too old-school for me. I decided to loosen it up a little by cutting the neck out of it. Just trim around the original neck and then try on to see if you need to cut more out.

Make your own graphic sweatshirt- easy tutorial for this hola sweatshirt

Then I used the freezer paper screen printing method. You can find tons of tutorials for it online. Basically just print off the word that you want in the size that you need. Trace it onto the freezer paper with the waxy side down. Cut out the lettering so that your freezer paper now looks like a stencil. Iron the freezer paper to your sweatshirt with a warm iron. This will melt the waxy side to the shirt to hold it in place. (Don't worry- it doesn't leave any residue.)

Now paint your stencil onto your shirt. Because I used white fabric paint on red it did take three or four coats of paint until it was opaque. Then I waited for the paint to dry and peeled off the freezer paper. I set the paint by putting the top in the dryer for about 30 minutes afterwards.

Make your own graphic sweatshirt- easy tutorial for this hola sweatshirt

Make your own graphic sweatshirt- easy tutorial for this hola sweatshirt

Make your own graphic sweatshirt- easy tutorial for this hola sweatshirt

Make your own graphic sweatshirt- easy tutorial for this hola sweatshirt

 I love how it turned out! I have been wearing it all the time. For this look I paired it with boyfriend jeans and flats, but it would look great with printed denim, colored corduroys, or even a sparkly statement necklace. What word will you use on yours?

12 comments:

  1. LOVE this!! just pinned it so I can make it!!

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  2. This is a GREAT idea! I just bought a couple sweatshirts at Wal-Mart (for a super cheap price), and this is a way to personalize them and make them my own. You always have THE BEST ideas Kilee! Thanks again, and have a blessed day. :-)

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  3. Before I read this I was going to say hey did hello apparel start making these? We love them so much! Nice!

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  4. This is so fun! I can't wait to try it...now, to figure out what word to use...

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  5. This turned out great!! Need to find the perfect sweatshirt now!

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  7. Love it! You are A.Dor.able!!!
    Now following. My word would be crae.crae. I think that would be cute!
    I'm hosting a link up on Tuesdays... I'd love if you checked it out!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/

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  8. Oh my gosh! Love! I have the trendy "hello" sweater but this would be a fun take as I am Mexican. Maybe even a ciao for my beloved Italia. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. KK, I'm catching up on your blog and have to tell you -- every time I hear the name "Pilar" I still think of you! Remember your Spanish name??

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  10. Very cute & creative- I love it!

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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