We’re all about individual style, and customized denim jackets are an easy (and fun!) way to add a unique element to your look. ESPECIALLY this season – pins, patches and embroidered details are EVERYWHERE. Iron-on patches designed to look like embroidery will make your jacket look like it took hours to create, while actually only taking up a few minutes of your time.
To find our iron-on patches, we took a trip to M&J Trimming in NYC. We chose big, bold floral details that complemented our perfectly worn-in denim jackets, but if flowers aren’t your thing, they have tons of other super-cool patches including stars, tigers and tattoo-inspired designs. Keep reading for our DIY tutorial!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Denim jacket (or other denim of choice!)
- Iron-on patches (we found ours here)
- Ironing board or iron-safe surface
- Thin piece of fabric (dish towel, washcloth, etc.)
WHAT TO DO:
- Heat up the iron on high, no steam.
- Plan out your design! Lay your jacket on a flat surface and experiment with patch placement until you find an arrangement you like.
- Start ironing the patches on one at a time. Place patch on the desired area and cover with the thin fabric.
- Lay the iron over the patch for 30-60 seconds, giving the glue enough time to adhere to the jacket.
- Let the patch cool completely before checking to make sure it’s secure.
- Repeat for each patch!
Will you give this DIY a try? Take a pic of your finished jacket & share it with us using #WeAllCan!