What could be more perfect for our Free Doodle Patterns than a pair of blue jeans? How about the fact that I picked up these brand-new, never worn jeans at my local church thrift shop for $1 !
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Why wear your slogan or favor designs on the sleeve of your t-shirt when you can paint them onto the legs of your favorite pair of blue jeans?
1 pair of pale-blue or medium-blue blue jeans
1 fine-point black fabric pen
medium-point fabric marking pens – black, medium-blue, and pale-blue
1 set of assorted color fabric marking pens
several 6 1/2″ squares of white cotton fabric
needle and thread
1 piece of scrap cardboard, large enough to slide inside the pant’s leg
These are the specific sets of colors that I used to create my Painted Blue Jeans:
Step 1: Pre-wash your jeans to remove any starch or stabilizing chemicals. Dry the jeans thoroughly before you begin painting.
Step 2: Download your copies of our Free Doodle Patterns, here on LSIrish.com. Type doodles into the search box in the header. We are on numbers 040 to 042 today, which should give you a nice selection of designs to use.
Step 3: Cut the scrap cardboard to fit inside of the pant’s leg, so that one end of the cardboard comes out the pant’s leg at the bottom. You can move this cardboard as you work to protect the jeans from color blending through to the other side of the jeans.
Step 4: With a black fabric marking pen begin doodling … use a light pressure on the pen tip for the smoothest and fullest line coverage. Mix your main designs with long flowing line breaks and fill patterns.
Step 5: With the pale-blue fabric pen, fill the areas around your main designs with a tight dot pattern. Let the space between the dots increase as you move away from the central line of the design.
Step 6: With the medium-blue fabric pen, re-work the central area of the background with tightly packed dots.
Step 7: Using a fine-point black fabric pen, work a fill pattern over the pale-blue and medium-blue dot patterns. I used small, tightly packed circles.
Step 8: Set your fabric pen colors according to your package directions. My set only required a hot, steam pressing to become permanent coloring.
Step 9: Flip your jeans over and do the back side of the leg.
Step 10: You can create doodle designs on the 6 1/2″ square white cotton fabric pieces using this same method. Fill in some areas of your pattern with the bright colors from your set. After the patch has been hot, steam ironed it is ready to sew into place, anywhere on your doodle jeans.
For more great pattern ideas for your painted blue jeans, please visit ArtDesignsStudio.com