Trend alert! If you hadn’t noticed, iron-on appliqués and patches are back in a big way for both kidswear and womenswear. Those of you who were young and (somewhat) fashionable in the 80’s and early 90’s probably wore a denim jacket with patches all over it or maybe carried around a denim hobo bag covered in patches in pins (this girl right here). Of all the trends from my youth that are back, this definitely one of the better ones (ehem, grunge).
Usually I just do some virtual shopping and show you how to rock this trend on your own, but instead I decided to show you a very easy DIY using clothing your kids already have. If you do want to shop, you can visit our Pinterest board.
- Iron-on appliques/patches. I got 2 packs on Amazon.
- Pillowcase or thin cloth
- Pre-washed garment like a jacket, pants or top
- Always pre-wash your garment before doing any craft project.
- Lay patches in the desired position before you iron on.
- Turn on the iron and set to the highest setting and no steam.
- Using a cloth or pillowcase, lay on top of the patches and then place iron down with light pressure. Keep in place for 35-40 seconds.
- Flip garment over and repeat step 4.
- Check that your appliqués are securely in place and then set aside to cool.
Note: After awhile of wearing, if you notice the patches are coming loose, I would apply some no-sew glue.
Once your garment have cooled, try them on and have some fun! I bet your kids’ friends will want to know where they got their awesome new jacket!