Little reindeer sweater with Marabu Textil Metallic

Every year we look forward to cosy jumpers with a Christmas look. This year it may be the cute reindeer motif for the little Christmas angels. A simple jumper can be transformed into a Christmas jumper with the help of textile paints!

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children's jumper made of cotton (synthetic fibre content max. 20%)
reindeer template
kitchen towel


  • The Marabu textile colours can also be fixed in the oven. Simply place the jumper in the oven at 150 °C for 8 minutes. However, please follow the manufacturer's instructions for the jumper or watch out for buttons or zips that may not be heat-resistant.

How it is done:

  • Wash the jumper without fabric softener before painting to remove any finishes. Allow to dry and iron if necessary.
  • Transfer the template to cardboard in the required size and cut it out. Then place the individual elements on the jumper and trace the outlines with a pencil.
  • The next step is to push some cardboard into the jumper under the motif to prevent the paint from pushing through to the back. Then paint the antlers with textile metallic in rose gold.
  • Now colour the outside of the ears with Textil plus in medium brown, for the inside use Textil Metallic in rose gold again. Colour the nose with Textile Plus in carmine red.
  • Next, colour in the eyes in black with the Textil Painter plus. To do this, first shake the pen vigorously with the cap closed until the mixing balls are clearly audible. Then remove the cap and press the tip in briefly on the sheet of paper until the ink is visible. Then colour in the eyes on the jumper.
  • Finally, give the reindeer some dots between the nose and antlers, which are dabbed on with the Fashion Liner in gold. Allow everything to dry well.
  • Once all the colours have dried completely, they can be fixed. To do this, iron the motif for about 3 minutes at cotton temperature without steam. Place a kitchen towel or similar between the iron and the motif. After that, the jumper is washable up to 40°C.

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