That moment when a souvenir you’ve been collecting for the past 9 or 10 years has suddenly become a huge trend. I’ve been collecting patches from the various places my family and I have visited over the years and finally decided to display them by applying them to a sweatshirt. But then I discovered these adorable and sassy patches. *gasps* *swoons* For those of you who have noticed (and jumped onto) the pin/button/flair bandwagon, you’ll love patches. They’re like temporary tattoos for your clothes!! The best part is that most of the shops that sell flair also sell patches. Valley Cruise Press, Explorer’s Press, Janet Sung Art, Rosehound Apparel, and Tuesday Bassen are just a few of my favorite online shops that provide the most darling (and witty) patches. The best part? They’re usually pretty affordable ($5 or $6). Sometimes they can get pricey, but they’re usually not too bad. My next project will be to figure out how to combine my pastel and my more Technicolor patches. I’m currently envisioning a very 1980s denim jacket with patches and pins cluttering the front and back. Other fabulous ideas include adding single patches to the back pocket of jeans, emblazoning the chest of a shirt with an emblem of choice (I’m thinking of putting my selfie patch on a black blouse), or if you’re not ready to self-edit your clothes, throw a few patches onto a backpack.
For those of you who are a little more on the crafty side, you can make your own patches by embroidering onto embroidery canvas.
My friend, Jackie, made these and made them at our school's Art Market...of course I bought some!!