Warning. Iron on patches are highly addictive. May result in loss of time, loss of money and excessive embellishment. Proceed with caution.
So sticking embroidered patches onto your clothes is really fun. And easy. Gave my denim jacket a little makeover, have been scanning the rest of my wardrobe for patch potential ever since. If you ever see me wearing embroidered jeans with a matching jacket, send help.
Here’s how to make your own DIY Embroidered Denim Jacket.
1. Denim jacket. Mine is the New Look Light Blue Oversized Denim Jacket, £34.99.
2. Iron on embroidered patches. I got these from M&J Trimming. You can find similar on eBay too.
3. Teflon sheet (or scrap of fabric).
1. Top tip! Take a photo of yourself wearing the jacket. Look at how it hangs, and which parts are visible. Then refer back to it when working on your patch placement.
2. Decide where to put your patches. This is the hardest bit. Buy two of every patch and go for symmetry, or avoid it completely.
3. Put patch on jacket, place sheet over patch and hold iron on top. The instructions said 30 seconds, but I found the larger patches needed a minute or so.
4. Leave to cool. Really, leave it alone. For a couple of minutes at least.
5. Repeat until all patches are attached.
6. Check that the patches are secure, with no corners lifting. Iron any that need another go.
Step aside Gucci. No need for your $5000 denim jacket here. DIY, done.
Til next time,