When we think patches, denim jackets and backpacks immediately come to mind. And while we love the old staples, with all the amazing patches being made right now, you’re bound to run out of room. So we’ve come up with a few new ways to show off all the patches we’ve been lusting over.
One of our favorite Cleveland retailers, CLE Clothing Co. has an adorable patch hat which inspired us to make our own version. I used this I Don’t Work Here patch by ban.do which I find so funny. Using my fav glue, E6000 (which works on everything! Just be sure to buy the clear version) I attached the patch to this navy washed baseball hat. Use binder clips or something to clamp the patch while it dries.
After ruining too many shirts from rogue paint, glue, and whatever else I’m getting into, I now try to remember to throw an apron on while getting crafty. Plus it is a perfect blank canvas to add all the patches you want. These small ones from Ban.do’s Have a Nice Day Flair Pack are a cute little addition wherever you want. Using trusty E6000 again easily attaches these cuties.
Faux Embroidered Espadrilles
Embroidered espadrilles are everywhere right now. But finding the perfect pair can be tricky so why not make your own? I used 2 patches of similar size and ironed them onto a plain pair of espadrilles from Amazon. I loved these because they were affordable and super comfy. The Happy Hour patch is from Ban.do and the Oh Hey patch is another score from the Etsy shop, Wildflower and Company.
Use straight pins to hold the patches in place as you iron.
I’m all about the clutch for summer cause who wants to carry around a heavy purse when it’s already too hot out?! So why not dress up a plain zip clutch and make it your summer staple. I picked up this one from the Etsy shop, Woven By the Baker. Since it lays flat it’s super simple to iron on your favorite patch. I LOVE this Rosé All Day patch from Ban.do. You know we love rosé around here. I added these cute poms I picked up in Cancun and now it’s my go to bag for nights out.
Patches as Art
Take your favorite patch—or a few—and organize them to display in a float frame. This Good Morning LA patch from Ban.do is perfect morning motivation above my desk!
So what do you guys think? Any other great patch hacks we should know about?