If you saw our previous post, you would know that we love the new (old) 90s inspired embroidered patches trend. It’s such a DIY-able project, we just had to make our own patched jacket. From runway to street style, this trend is the perfect way to express yourself and we’ll show you how.
What you’ll need:
Patches of your liking
A Denim Jacket
1. Place the patches where want them on the jacket. Pin them to keep them in place.
2. Add more patches. Use them to tell a story.
3. Once you have them all in place, see if you like the overall effect.
4. Fix them to the jacket by ironing them on. Place a teflon sheet or a cotton cloth over the patch and apply heat till they’re secure.
Fashion moves forward by looking back. This time, the reminiscence of brands like Phillip Lim, Gucci, Alice and Olivia, Valentino and Marc Jacobs, brings us ultra cool, delightfully unique, patched outfits. Retrofitting everything from jackets to playsuits with patches that are cheeky, rebellious or just plain adorable (think unicorns) unearthed this easy DIY-able trend of the 90s, much to our delight. We dare you to resist the urge to make your own patched jackets or jeans after looking at these fine examples of ‘patching’:
A round up of our favorite designer patched outfits from the runway.
Don’t you absolutely love these inspired street style looks?
We’re seeing patches everywhere these days! On jackets, jeans, backpacks and more! They add interest and color to basic pieces, and are usually packed with personality. For our latest DIY, our passion for patches led us to create a denim jacket decked out in military patches.
What You’ll Need:
1st Air Force Appliqué
Central Intelligence Agency Appliqué
101st Airborne Division Appliqué
Black Hawk Appliqué
Embroidered Iron-On American Flag
K-9 Corps Appliqué
Great Seal Of The United States Appliqué
Iron1. Place the patches on the jacket in your desired pattern.
2. Place a piece of transfer paper over the patches, and iron down carefully. For extra security, stitch patches into place after the glue has cooled.
This year we’ve seen a resurgence in a sorely missed embellishment: patches. These embroidered pieces of personality are a great addition to anything from a classic denim jacket to a sassy cocktail dress. They’re also the perfect element to DIY with! Adding them to your next piece takes little to no work, with an outcome that far exceeds the effort. We’ve added over one hundred new patches to the site to satiate our need for these embroidered emblems! Check out how the fashion world is rocking this trend, and let it inspire your next DIY!
It takes a lot of confidence for stars to don some of their concert looks. Although they may not be street style appropriate, there are many aspiring singers and entertainers looking to replicate these looks without the heavy price tag. These outfits are created with the intention of being noticed from all angles of a venue hence the over the top accents. We felt it was our duty to show you how to rock some of the greatest stage looks we’ve seen on our favorite leading ladies. Stop in and check out M&J we have everything from sequined trims to feathered accents. We can’t wait to see you here!
Patches were all the rage in the ’70’s and again in the ’90’s. Good news for those of you who have held on to your vintage gear…they’re making a comeback. For those of you simply looking to revamp your wardrobe, why not spruce them up with a patch party! Check out our large assortment of patches and appliques for inspiration. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.