Patch it Up

Remember in our summer post, how I said Myla and I were collecting patches to put on our patch jackets?  Well, we decided to make our own larger patches for the back!

It’s easy:  We took some off-white fabric, cut it in circles, and went to town with the permanent markers.

patch 1

Myla drew a fox on hers, and I drew Frida and let her finish it.  She added flowers, a caterpillar, mosquito, a frog eating a fly, and put a mockingbird body on Frida.

patch 2

Then I sewed them on to the backs with a quick stitch, and BOOM!  Cool patches.  (That big moth on mine is from Spiders Stitches Parlor.)

patch 3

All in all, our jackets are looking pretty spiffy so far!  Here’s how Myla’s looks when worn:

patch 4

She loves looking through patches and pins and looking for new ones.  Her favorites are the animals and insects.  And we’ve got a pretty good collection going so far:

patch 5

Myla loves finding patches, and choosing where they go on her jacket.  She’s got a rough “food chain” on her sleeve, which is an interesting concept she came up with.

If you’re interested in patches and pins, take a look at some of the places we find ours:

Stay Home Club , Frog and Toad Press, and Spider Stitches Parlor.

patches

And I found some lovely Wes Anderson patches over at For The Love of Patch… I just love the Zissou whale and the Ash fox!

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It’s so hot, though, we can’t wear them in summer.  I’m thinking I may get a sleeveless jacket to continue the fun.

I’m even looking into making a few of our early collabs into patches.  Wouldn’t that be so much fun?  I’ll keep you posted!

 

2 responses

  1. What a great collection of patches – and I love your customised ones. Your post reminds me of one of my older brothers who used to collect patches wherever we went back in the 1970s and 80s.

  2. Those patches are cool.

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