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 Scissors
- Sewing Pins
- Needle and thread or sewing machine
- 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.