Tag: Patches

DIY: Multicolor Lettered Clutch

I’m sure you’ve seen the graphic clutches on the runway the last couple of seasons, with everything from patches to embroidered letters. Now you can make your own.

Watch the video to see how to make it and scroll down for more detailed instructions.

 

What you’ll need:

A Clutch/ Flat bag

Markers

Iron On Letters like these

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Tip: Use a teflon sheet or cotton cloth to cover the letters when you iron them.

Step 1: Color in the letters. This step is optional. I just wanted something more personalized. You can even dye them for a more uniform color.

Step 2: Place the letters how you want them.

Step 3: Covering the letters with a cotton cloth or teflon sheet, iron in sections, holding the iron down for 20 seconds at a time. Repeat if necessary.

Go on now, flaunt your new clutch.

DIY: Floral Patched Jeans

Seems like patches are everywhere since spring of last year. And they don’t look like they’re going anywhere. One of the more popular incarnations of this trend are the floral patched jeans. Watch this video to see how you make your own and scroll down for more detailed instructions.

What you’ll need:

A Pair of Jeans

Iron On Flower Patches – We used this, this and this

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You can also keep a cotton cloth handy for using over the patches while you iron.

Step 1: Place the patches where you want them. It might help to wear the jeans and mark the spot where you want the patches to finally be.

Step 2: Using an iron on its hottest setting, press down on each patch for 20 seconds at a time. Repeat if necessary. Using a cotton cloth over the patches while you iron will protect your jeans and your patches. Do not use steam for this step. Repeat on the other leg.

Tip: Let the glue cool before moving your jeans around or wearing them.

That’s it. You’re done!

 

DIY: Decorated Graduation Caps

Graduation time is here! Nothing is more exciting than putting on your cap and gown and walking across the stage. But those plain cap and gowns they give you are a bit boring, now there is nothing wrong with being just another cap in the crowd. But if you want your family to be able to spot you from the bleachers, go out in style by decorating your cap. Here are two great ideas on how to stand out and show your individuality.

Cap #1: Decorate with Patches

Customize your cap with some of your favorite things, and what better way to show your style then with patches?

What You’ll Need:

  • Graduation Cap
  • Patches
  • Iron
  • Thin cotton cloth

NOTE: Make sure you know which is the front of your cap so your design sits properly.

 

Step 1:  Grab an assortment of patches in various sizes and play around with the layout until you’ve got it right.

Step 2: Iron the patches for 20 seconds each on high heat (no steam). Repeat if necessary.(Use a thin cotton cloth over the patches, to protect them)

Viola! You’re finished.

 

Cap#2: Decorate with Rhinestones

What You’ll Need:

  • Graduation Cap
  • Monogram print out
  • Rhinestones
  • Iron-On Rhinestone Trim (we used this one)
  • Iron safe transfer paper
  • Iron
  • Tweezers

NOTE: Make sure you know which is the front of your cap so your design sits properly.

Step 1: Choose the font and size you want your monogram (or quote) to be and then print it out . Make sure to print the “mirrored” version so it is the correct way once it is on your cap. For this we used the font Paduka Script

Step 2: Place your monogram under the transfer paper and peel back the protective layer to reveal the sticky side.

 

Step 2: Fill in your monogram with rhinestones. Put the rhinestones flat back up, jewel side down, so that the top of the jewel is on the sticky part of the transfer paper.

Step 3: Transfer to your cap. Carefully put your cap over the transfer paper and flip both over. Then position your monogram where you would like it to go.

Step 4: Iron on. Place a thin cotton sheet over the transfer paper and iron your monogram onto your cap. About 30 sec in each place then move around until its on there good.

Step 5: Lay out your trim. We cut this trim so it was a little thinner. Measure each side with the trim and make sure to account for any overlap in corners so that the trim lays flat all around.

Step 6: Iron on your trim. Just like with the rhinestones, place a thin cotton sheet over your trim and iron on. Holding for about 30 sec or until it is not loose.

That’s it, you’re all done!

 

 Now go strut your stuff across the stage and congratulations!

DIY: Faux Bee Embroidered Pillow

Ok, so we didn’t actually do the embroidery, hence the ‘faux’. But our way is better for those of you who don’t have the time or the skills to embroider something. Check out how to make this super cool bee embroidered throw pillow:

 

What you’ll need:

A pillow cover

Embroidered patches – We used this one

An iron

 

Yup, that’s it.

Step 1: Place the patches how you want them.

Step 2: Iron the patches for 20 seconds each on high heat (no steam). Repeat if necessary.

(Use a thin cotton cloth over the patches, to protect them)

And that’s it, you’re done. No joke.

Check out how to make this pillow and two others in this video:

DIY: Floral Patched Bag

Fashion week told us one thing: florals aren’t going anywhere this season! We’ve got you covered! We’ve broke down this DIY floral patched, rhinestoned bag just for you! Check out our easy steps below to be ahead of the trend!

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What you’ll need:

Black Bag (Fabric works best)

Rose Patch

Floral Bunch Patch

1 yard floral jacquard trim

2 colors of rhinestones

Gem-Tac

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Needle/ thread

Scissors

Tweezers

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Step 1: Place patches as desired on bag. Carefully, press hot iron over patches and hold for 20 seconds. Repeat if necessary. Be careful of the metal zipper!

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Step 2: Remove strap from bag. Using scissors, cut strap and remove from the buckle. Cut floral trim to desired length.

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Step 3:  Weave floral trim through metal buckle. Fold the end and sew it together.

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Step 4: Apply thin layer of gem-tac to floral patch. With tweezers, place rhinestones over desired area. Allow time to dry!

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And you’re done! Sport the latest trend this spring without breaking the bank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY: Patch Beanie

The winter months can seem a bit long and dreary. (No better time for a DIY project, duh!). Make your cold weather accessories fun and unique with our customizable beanies. Just pick your custom patch and beanie color and follow these easy steps for application!

What you’ll need:

Beanie

M&J Bicycle Iron- On Patch

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Step 1: Place patch wherever you desire on the beanie. beaniepatch-2

Step 2: Carefully, with a hot iron press firmly down on the patch and surrounding area.

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Step 3: Hold for 20 seconds. Check to make sure it is firmly in place. beaniepatch-4

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and…. Voilá! You’re done!

Customize your own beanie here!

Be sure to watch our Youtube tutorial!

 

DIY: Patched Denim Jacket

If you saw our previous post, you would know that we love the new (old) 90s inspired embroidered patches trend. It’s such a DIY-able project, we just had to make our own patched jacket. From runway to street style, this trend is the perfect way to express yourself and we’ll show you how.

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What you’ll need:

Patches of your liking

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A Denim Jacket

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DSC_00781. Place the patches where want them on the jacket. Pin them to keep them in place.

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2. Add more patches. Use them to tell a story.

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3. Once you have them all in place, see if you like the overall effect.

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4. Fix them to the jacket by ironing them on. Place a teflon sheet or a cotton cloth over the patch and apply heat till they’re secure.

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Embroidered Patch Trend Inspiration

Fashion moves forward by looking back. This time, the reminiscence of brands like Phillip Lim, Gucci, Alice and Olivia, Valentino and Marc Jacobs, brings us ultra cool, delightfully unique, patched outfits. Retrofitting everything from jackets to playsuits with patches that are cheeky, rebellious or just plain adorable (think unicorns) unearthed this easy DIY-able trend of the 90s, much to our delight. We dare you to resist the urge to make your own patched jackets or jeans after looking at these fine examples of ‘patching’:

A round up of our favorite designer patched outfits from the runway.

Street Patches Inspiration Board

Don’t you absolutely love these inspired street style looks?

 

DIY: Military Patch Embellished Denim Jacket

We’re seeing patches everywhere these days! On jackets, jeans, backpacks and more! They add interest and color to basic pieces, and are usually packed with personality. For our latest DIY, our passion for patches led us to create a denim jacket decked out in military patches. DSC_0644

What You’ll Need:

Jean Jacket

1st Air Force Appliqué

Central Intelligence Agency Appliqué

101st Airborne Division Appliqué

Black Hawk Appliqué

Embroidered Iron-On American Flag

K-9 Corps Appliqué 

Great Seal Of The United States Appliqué

IronDSC_06471. Place the patches on the jacket in your desired pattern.

DSC_06492. Place a piece of transfer paper over the patches, and iron down carefully. For extra security, stitch patches into place after the glue has cooled.

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