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
Watch the video tutorial!
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