Hello, ladies!! Patched jackets are super trendy right now. You can literally walk into any retailer and find numerous options. But I stated thinking to myself, why not make it personal and create my own?! Well… that’s exactly what I did!
First you will need all your supplies (listed above), the piece of denim you will be embellishing and let’s not forget the fun stuff: patches, pins, letters. I took some time and looked for patches and pins in different shops and online stores. I found some vintage beauties but I also discovered great finds at Nasty Gal & Forever 21 (see below). Whatever you choose, make it custom to your own personality! Not only did I make it personal with pins and patches but I bought iron-on letters to spell out “Styled By Kasey” for the back. I meannnnnn… it’s everything! If you are DIY-ing a jacket the back is the perfect place for a name, nickname, last name, etc.
So now that you have all of your fixings, let’s DIY your denim! I started with the back. Make sure to put a piece of cardboard in between the jacket just in case… you don’t want to melt through it with the iron. I placed all of the letters and few patches on my jacket. Once I knew they were in the perfect position, I started to iron on each letter/patch one-by-one. If you don’t buy the iron-on patches you can use the adhesive I linked above. It’s a bit more time intensive as you would need to cutout the shape of the letter/patch, place it on the back and then iron it on. I would highly suggest buying them all ready to go!
Next up, I pined all my beauties on the front of my jacket and finished up with a few patches. My vintage skull number was obvi my most favorite! Gals, it’s literally that easy! Bing. Bang. Boom!! Give it a shot – you got this girlllllll 😉