Saturday, August 2, 2014

Emoji Patches DIY

I wasn't sure this patch trend would last, but guess what!  They're back again for fall and they're super fun. You don't have to spend a fortune on patches, you can make your own.  I used Emoji images for some of mine and glue them to painted fabric shapes.  Embellish everything from a pair of boyfriend jeans to your old ratty backpack!  
Just a few images I've been seeing in the magazines
Danielle wearing her patched up boyfriend jeans
Backpack ready!
Watch the video tutorial! 
E-6000 Fabri-Fuse and StitchLess Glues
Printed Fabrics
Plain heavy white cotton fabric
 Print out the Emoji images from the photos below 
*You can drag them to your computer and print the ones you like
Iron them on white cotton fabric using the directions on the packaging
Cut them out
Create a shield, speech and thought bubble pattern in paper and cut them out
Place them on white fabric and paint around them with Multi-Surface Paint
When dry, cut them out and write on them with a permanent marker 
 Use your shield shape on different fabrics
Cut out the images on different printed fabrics (I used owls and Hello Kitty)
Spread E-6000 Stitchless with a paintbrush on the back of the fabric cut outs
Figure out your patch placement on your jeans and backpack
Iron and glue the fabric patches on your items 
 This is a large image of all of the current Emoji.  Drag it to your desktop and print out what you like.
Some of my favorites to print out