Craftykins: DIY Shoulder Patches

Adding patches to already-owned clothing is a great and easy way to get a new look for your babiekins.  I found this bright and bold patterned sweatshirt at H&M the other day and immediately fell in love.  Unfortunately it was only available in big boy sizes, but I couldn’t help myself from buying it anyways knowing that I would find some way to use the fabric.  I love adding pops of color to Holden’s wardrobe, especially in the dead of winter when it’s especially dark and drab.  I decided cut up the sweatshirt and make DIY shoulder patches to add a little color and pattern to an otherwise boring sweatshirt.

What you need:

  • Sweatshirt or shirt that you want to spruce up
  • Fabric
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Sewing Pins
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
What you do: 
  • Using computer paper, cut out the shape of the shoulder patches.  I decided to make triangle patches, but you can create any shape you would like (ovals, stars, or even hearts for Valentine’s Day coming up).
  • Make sure that the shape you have cut out is the right size.
  • Pin the cut-out shape to the fabric (in this case sweatshirt) and cut it one patch using fabric scissors.
  • Take that shoulder patch that you just cut out and pin that to the fabric (just in case you cut it differently than the paper cut-out) and cut out another one so that you have one for each shoulder.
  • Pin the patches to the shoulders on the sweatshirt in the exact position that you would like them.
  • Using a needle and thread or a sewing machine, sew the patches onto the sweatshirt.
  • Enjoy your new article of clothing.

Isobel // holdenonbaby

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