DIY: Denim + Patches

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DIY Denim and Patches // All you need for this simple, cute, unique DIY project is a denim jacket or vest, a patch of your choice, safety pins/ sewing pins, needle, thread, and scissors. This project turns your simple denim into a unique, one of a kind, master piece! It’s so much fun to look around for patches, fabric pieces, or any other materials that can be sewn onto a jacket, purse, or backpack. I found this denim jacket thrifted for $20 (GAP brand) and patch thrifted for $12, which I think originally was used as a mini rug or for interior design purposes. The only problem I  had with this project, was that I wanted to put this one patch on all things I own! I love the pattern, colors and fringe on this patch, which create a nice texture on the jacket. So let’s get started!


First find your jacket and next find your patch –

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Next pin or safety pin the corners in place to where you want them on the jacket –

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Then thread your needle with thread that won’t be too noticeable or distracting from the patch (unless that is your goal), I’m just doing this by hand because it won’t take too long.

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Next sew all four sides on and there you go! Your very own thrifted, hand sewn, master piece!

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Reposted from 2016

Ali Futrell lives in San Francisco and attends the San Francisco Art Institute. She loves DIY projects and anything involving fashion or art. Being a starving student, she has come to realize thrifting is a great way to save money yet still look fashionable, and Thrift Town makes that possible! #alisblog


1 Comment

  1. John Lucas

    This is superb! I had no idea a patch could look this good.

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