Blowing Your Cover: How to Make Your Camo Jacket Stand Out

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For my new DIY project, I decided to customize a camo jacket to express my creative side with a message and iron on patches. I wanted to write the words in red letter because it is a perfect color to make the message stand out from the camo print. The message for the jacket came from a verse from one of my favorite hip hop songs, Don’t Believe The Hype by Public Enemy.
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I envisioned one of the sleeves to have patches going through a straight line. The idea of attaching the patches on my sleeve was inspired by witnessing individuals putting patches on their clothes to give them more life. 
These are the basic requirements you need to do for customizing a jacket with paint and iron on patches:  
  1. Write down the message on a piece of paper first before you start painting. This will help you plan how you want the letters to look like and where to place them on the jacket.
  2. Make sure the iron isn’t full of water and turn it on to the hottest setting without the steam option. For me, it was the wool option. 
  3. For ironing each patch, place a cloth on top of the patch. This will prevent the iron stain from appearing on your clothes. Position the patches and press the iron on the patches with the cloth on top of it. Press it for a minute or minute and 30 seconds. 
  4. Sew each patch to add more protection to them. Choose the thread that matches the patch. 
  5. Make sure to put a large piece of cardboard or newspaper under the jacket so that the paint will not stain the floor.
  6. Mix the acrylic paint with a bit of water to get rid of the thickness of the paint so it will stick to the coat. 
  7. Let the paint dry for a couple of hours. Now you have a new amazing coat!

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