Spring pops off today, and I’m happy to officially see it arrive. This time of the year brings a lot of change. Spring cleaning of our homes, our closets, our life but most importantly our style. I look forward to packing away my big coats, winter scarves, and gloves.
With this notion in mind, I picked up a simple green jacket at Target. I’m so into army green, and this jacket had nice big pockets and a drawstring to make my waist look snatched. I had fun designing my camo jacket so I decided to add my touch to this one.
I got these patches from Amazon, Etsy, Tees in the Trap, and Coloring Pins. The beads are left over from other crafts. After I got started I decided not to use the beads.
I’m missing my wonder woman patch, it hasn’t arrived yet. Whenever it does I will be adding it to my jacket. There are a few more patches I plan to order and add to the collection.
With so many patches I needed a lay of the land. I needed to know what was going where and how it would look. I used stick pins to hold them in place. That was hard, they didn’t want to penetrate the patches. Use a thimble and save some of your thumb skin.
I put the patches in place and tried on my jacket at least five plus times. I solicited Babe’s help to make sure they were on straight and in a good position. He chastised me for not using a ruler and eyeballing measurements.
Once I got them all situated I started ironing them on. Some of the patches came with directions and others did not. For all of them, I put a piece of fabric over top of my patch and then began ironing. You don’t want to ever put the iron directly on the patch. Once finished I flipped my jacket over and ironed the patch from the inside.
I love the way it turned out, the colors were vibrant and it was a bit cohesive looking. I got a variety of patches but they all were so me. Things I love, things I believe in, things I enjoy and things that make me laugh.
I had to put my MimiCuteLips signature lips on it. The back was the perfect spot, you can’t tell in the picture but his iron on it sparkly and glittery.
Cute, right? The woods were the perfect backdrop for my jacket.
Click here for my DIY Camo Jacket tutorial.