D.I.Y. Jean Jacket with Patches

The 90s are back and better than ever. Velvet track suits, dozens of chokers, and scrunchies were once totally rad back in the day, but the best things in fashion always make a turnaround and that's exactly what we have been seeing lately. Chokers and hoop earrings are basically my aesthetic right now as I am living my best 2017 life in 90's style.

With this being said I have been seeing a trend going around everywhere lately that is anything jean with crazy fun patches on it. I have seen jean shorts, or as the cool people say "jorts," backpacks, jackets, and even hats, with unique patches. Patches are a fun way to spice up any old clothing item in your wardrobe and I just had to get my hands on this trend. My only problem that I have been running into is that anything trendy automatically means the price is really high. The more I kept searching for my perfect piece, the more I realized that I could just make a jean jacket with patches on it myself! Which is exactly what I did, I made a jean jacket with patches and I am pretty happy about the turn out. If you too want to hop on the bandwagon, but don't want to spend a lot of money, keep on reading!

My total cost: $30
Retail Cost: $40-60

The first step in making my new clothing piece was to find the perfect jean jacket, but within a decent budget. I went to the standard mall stores, like Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and Brandy Melville, but didn't find the right style I was looking for. On a whim I searched Amazon and found exactly what I wanted; a boyfriend style retro jean jacket. I also found the patches as a 24 pack on amazon as well. I chose iron-on patches for an easy application.

Once you have the perfect jacket for you, it is time to grab your patches and start figuring where you want them. I did this by placing the patches all over and just going where my creative juices took me. It took me a while, but I got the look I was looking for.

After I had the patches where I wanted them, I started to pin them to the jacket to secure them in place, so when I moved the jacket around for the next step, I wouldn't lose the perfect placement.

Next, the last step is once the pins are in place, start ironing on the patches one by one. This will take some time, but the results will last longer than trying to do multiple patches at once. Play some music to pass the time, I personally was jamming out some Halsey, and grab a drink. Virgin margarita anyone? Crafting isn't just for grandmothers who knit, it's a party that creative souls are sure to understand.

When your masterpiece is complete, it's time to strut your stuff in your new jacket. Work it girl, because you look totally rad. So let me know what you guys think of this in the comments below! Until next time my readers. Remember to take the world by storm and make fashion your own unique way. ✌

1 comment

  1. I love your jean jacket !! I will have to dig mine out of the archives ! I hope I can find it ! Well wish me luck ! Thank you Sarah for the DIY project !