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Plaid Fabric Tutorial by AllFades Plaid Fabric Tutorial by AllFades
So I've had a few people ask me how I made Finny's pants, more specifically the plaid fabric the pants were made from. Since my Anchor tutorial seemed to be helpful I decided to do one for making plaid fabric as well.

Hope this helps someone! I'd love to know if it does so I know that the time making this was well spent. =) And again if anyone has any questions feel free to ask, I'll respond as soon as I can!

Good luck!

Edit - I forgot the put in the tutorial that you when you paint (kind of obvious so I didn't put it) it's just a thin layer enough to cover the fabric but still be able to see the weave under the layer.
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Kyuukochii Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I love you for this tutorial, since I'll be working with plaid soon and I'll have to resort to this if I can't find the exact kind I want! :happybounce: 

I'm a little confused about the tape part though.
Did you use just plain old duck-tape, or something special for fabric?  Sweating a little... 
AllFades Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I'm glad you can use the info! I used masking tape that you used on walls when painting! I made sure I got the kind that sticks really well though because you'll need to be careful that the paint won't seep under the tape to make your lines wonky.  Just get the kind that sticks well and then make sure you press it down well on the edges and you should be fine! You might want to test it first to make sure you can figure it out too! =) Hope that helps!
Mio-Kitsui Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much. this will come in handy for my nanami haruka skirt <3
Lovecharmed Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Thank you very much ;w;
Ronigirl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is amazing!  I love it! <3  I think I'm going to try this with acrylic paint and fabric medium. :)
ShadowYin-Yang Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I was planning on making Finny for Halloween and I was getting frustrated because of the stupid pants! But someone directed me to your tutorial and I'm all "WHAT IS THIS MAGIC?!" 

Ah, you life-saver. orz. 
AllFades Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! I'm glad it helped! =)
Miladayday Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Does the paint fade over time?
AllFades Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, it's pretty much like any screen painted t-shirt. =)
Squibbers Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Those pants look amazing! You did a fantastic job! I really want to try this method on my Stocking (Panty & Stocking) school uniform skirt. :3
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