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A patch in time

cropped navy floral elbow patchJeans through at the knee?  Is your sweater wearing thin at the elbows? Make do and mend has evolved from necessity to a popular trend and these days, patching your clothes can be far from boring; you don’t even need a repair job to make use of them!

Plain leather or suede is traditional for elbow patches (well if it’s good enough for Doctor Who…)  but you could also opt for a great cotton print to give your garment a cute or quirky new look.

Blue folk stripe knee patch used on leggings

Vintage-Patch specialises in unique and unusual iron on cotton print elbow, knee and appliqué patches, and because we love recycling, many of our patches are made from reclaimed or vintage fabrics, as well as new.

The purpose of this blog is to share ideas and tutorials on the many creative ways our patches and appliqués can be used to enhance all types of clothing, whether you are sewing enthusiast or crafter already, or just setting out in the world of refashion and upcycling.

Ready to buy some patches?  Visit our website at to find a selection of designs for every occasion.  If you can’t find what you are looking for in our store, no problem – just email us with what you want and we’ll do our best to help.

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