How to Make Your Own Hunting Clothes: Adding Camo Patterns Easily
One of the crucial things to invest in for hunting is the clothes you wear. Not only should it be at the appropriate colors and in camouflage, but it should also be strong and sturdy enough to wear in the fields! However, we all know just how expensive getting hunting clothes are, which makes people wonder if they can make their own.
Great news: You CAN learn how to make your own hunting clothes! As long as you have the right materials, the appropriate equipment, and the willingness to learn, you can save up while still getting nice clothes for the hunt. So read on as I show you how to make your own hunting clothes now!
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How to Make Your Own Hunting Clothes
There are different reasons why I choose to make my own hunting clothes, though not exactly from scratch. I want to utilize the outdoor clothes I own as much as I can! Furthermore, I also want to save a few bucks in hunting, since the equipment doesn't come cheap.
Fortunately, you don't need to be an expert with the sewing machine to make hunting clothes. Rather, I actually use my old stronger clothes and add camouflage patterns to it to make it suitable for hunting. So follow these tips on making your usual strong clothes suitable for hunts:
1. Prepare Your Work Station
You'll need a newspaper to lay the clothes and paint on. I use clothes that have light base colors to make it easier for you to make into a camo pattern. Go for white, tan, or light gray clothes meant for the outdoors.
Prepare your spray paints (in colors of the background you usually hide in), foliage, and newspapers (to place your clothes on for painting). The paint you choose should be strong and can be washed without it fading from your clothes.
Also, be sure to do this in a well-ventilated area to prevent inhaling too much of the paint.
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2. Place the Foliage On Your Clothing
To make your clothing have a camo pattern and match the foliage, trees, and leaves when in the field, it also has to have the leave patterns. Rather than stenciling or painting it in yourself, place random leaves and foliage on top of your clothing.
Spread the foliage around, taking off any leaves that sprout out. The leaves need to be flat on the clothes to have it look "real".
3. Spray Paint the Clothes
Begin spray painting the clothes, doing so in one direction to get the shape and definition you want from the leaves. Avoid going crazy when spraying the paint, or it results in you painting the entire clothing without the camo pattern. Keep the sprays nice and controlled as well, which prevents overspray of paint.
4. Remove the Plants
Once you're done with spray painting, remove the foliage slowly. Spread out the painted parts and leave it to dry. I recommend you air dry it outside. And you're done!
You can add this camo pattern on your base layers, your jackets, and pants. This is a very cheap and quick way to make your hunting clothes, making it great for those who want to save up and still get decent clothing.
5. Take Note
Because you spray painted the camo pattern, it does fade away after quite some time, depending on the type of spray paint you used. When I tried it out, it actually lasted for about 15 times until the paint began to fade or combine with the original layer's colors. However, it faded well and still had a slight camo pattern. I just repeated the steps above and got similar positive results.
6. Saving More On Your Hunting Clothes
If you're making your own hunting clothes to save money, I recommend that you follow these tips:
Check out this helpful video on DIY camo on your clothes for hunting:
Wrapping It Up
You don't need to spend a ton of money just to get quality hunting clothes. If you want to save up and still get great hunting clothes, you can just make your own! By using some outdoor clothes in your closet, you save a lot while having something strong to use for hiding in your hunts.
I hope this article on how to make your own hunting clothes helped you out. So don't wait any longer and follow these steps to get ready for your hunt now.
If you have any questions or want to share your tips and experiences in making your hunting clothes, then comment below. Your thoughts are much appreciated!