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Sail Away Striped Jersey Trousers Iron On Patches Refashion – Valentines Challenge Day 5

When I first looked at these striped jersey trousers, I could see they had definitely been well worn and loved. A good wash brightened them up no end though, and I was excited to choose a set of rectangular sailboat design patches to complement their nautical look and give them a fun slant. The pants have a wide leg so rounded rectangle patches in child size (12.25 × 8.5 cm) were a good fit.

The Valentine’s Challenge

The Challenge is to celebrate the launch of Vintage-Patch’s new range of mini patches for smaller size childrens’ clothes, and I’m seeing how many charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something cool before 14th February.

How many upcycled transformations can we make from this heap of kids clothes?

Vintage-Patch Mini Range of Iron on Patches for Children

The new ‘Mini’ range is available in heart, circle, square and oval shapes.  They join adult and child size patches in most of our usual fabrics. Simply choose the patch fabric design you like (shown in our shop as oval by default) and then select your preferred size and shape from the options button.  TIP – Check which measurements will be suitable for your garment. These are listed in the ‘additional information’ section.

Equipment and Materials

I gathered together the usual equipment – an iron, tape measure or ruler, and pins or chalk to mark position plus needle and thread and scissors.   Last but not least, my choice from the following patches, all of which would have looked great alongside the blue and white stripes:

BUY White and Blue Sailboats Cotton Iron On Elbow / Knee Patches
BUY Mid Blue Denim Iron On Elbow / Knee Patches
BUY Blue and Beige Stripe Cotton Iron On Elbow / Knee Patches

The Refashion

Once I’d measured where the patches should go, I removed the patch backing and ironed them into position with a hot dry iron.  The stripes on the trousers made it easy to keep the patches straight – bonus!

By the way, full instructions for our patches are in each pack or check out our INSTRUCTIONS.

I decided to finish these patches off with blanket stitch. Normally I’d just do a line of running stitch around the edge, but it’s nice to ring the changes occasionally and the stitch suited the patch shape.

The Result!

The finished garment… I think the legs rolled up ready for paddling in the sea look especially cute.  Hope you like them.

Why not have a go yourself?  Better still, email me a photo of your creation so I  can feature it on the website.

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Read All About It Red Gingham Shirt Iron On Patches Restyle – Valentines Challenge Day 4

The world is full of gingham shirts so I wanted to make this one look just a little different.  I pulled out a few patch designs from my collection including contrast blue and black gingham and white skull and crossbones on a black background (pictured) both ideal for boys’ garments.  After much deliberation, I decided some black and white newsprint patches were just the thing to add a quirky touch of humour.  The circular shape in child size 8.5cm diameter is a good fit and makes a change from oval or rectangular.

The Valentine’s Challenge

The Challenge is to celebrate the launch of Vintage-Patch’s new range of mini patches for smaller size childrens’ clothes, and I’m seeing how many charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something cool before 14th February.

How many upcycled transformations can we make from this heap of kids clothes?

Vintage-Patch Mini Range of Iron on Patches for Children

The new ‘Mini’ range is available in heart, circle, square and oval shapes.  They join adult and child size patches in most of our usual fabrics. Simply choose the patch fabric design you like (shown in our shop as oval by default) and then select your preferred size and shape from the options button.  TIP – Check which measurements will be suitable for your garment. These are listed in the ‘additional information’ section.

Equipment and Materials


I love gingham, so I knew I wanted to do something with this little shirt as soon as I saw it looking forlorn in the pile of cast offs.  It’s in great condition, and my final choice of newsprint circular elbow patches give it a fun twist. Reminds me of the saying ‘black, white and read all over!’

My equipment for this refashion was minimal – an iron, tape measure or ruler, and pins or chalk to mark position plus needle and thread and scissors.   Plus of course, my choice from the following patches:

BUY PATCHES PICTURED IN THIS POST

Black and White Newsprint Iron on Elbow Knee Patches
Blue and Black Gingham Iron on Elbow Knee Patches
Black Skull and Crossbones Iron On Elbow Knee Patches

The Refashion

Once I’d measured where the patches should go, I removed the patch backing and ironed them into position with a hot dry iron.  I also had a snippet of fabric left that I added as an accent on the chest pocket.   Full instructions are in each pack or check out our INSTRUCTIONS.

I could have left the patches unsewn but I prefer to finish them off with a line of running stitch around the edge.  I find this simple and quick to do and like the hard wearing and attractive finish.

The Result!

Ta Da!  Here it is… as always I welcome your feedback.

Why not have a go yourself?  Better still, email me a photo of your creation so I  can feature it on the website.

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Heart motif Iron on Patches T Shirt Transformation – Valentines Challenge Day 3

Day three of our Valentine’s Challenge. I added these mini iron on elbow patches in beige heart motif fabric to an oatmeal long sleeved girl’s t shirt  in our bundle of cast offs.  I’m really pleased with the result.

The Challenge is to celebrate the launch of Vintage-Patch’s new range of mini patches for smaller size childrens’ clothes, and I’m seeing how many charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something cool before 14th February.

How many upcycled transformations can we make from this heap of kids clothes?

Vintage-Patch Mini Range of Iron on Patches for Children

The new ‘Mini’ range is available in heart, circle, square and oval shapes.  They join adult and child size patches in most of our usual fabrics. Simply choose the patch fabric design you like (shown in our shop as oval by default) and then select your preferred size and shape from the options button.  TIP – Check which measurements will be suitable for your garment. These are listed in the ‘additional information’ section.

Equipment and Materials


I picked out this long sleeve t shirt to refashion as it’s the type of garment readily available in many high street shops. I had the ideal match in mind to lift the oatmeal jersey into another realm with a pair of gorgeous beige 100% cotton ‘multi heart’ patches.  This patch design is also available in navy blue so I’ll try and bring you another post using that before the end of the challenge.  The mini patch size of these ovals are 9cm x 6cm so perfect for younger childrens’ clothing sizes.

BUY PATCHES PICTURED IN THIS POST

Beige Multi Heart Print Cotton Iron On Elbow / Knee Patches
Pink Cream Trailing Rose Print Cotton Iron On Elbow / Knee Patches
Light Green & Pink Rose Print Cotton Iron On Elbow / Knee Patches

 

The Refashion

Once I’d measured for postion, I removed the patch backing and ironed them into position.  I could have left the patches unsewn but I prefer to finish them off with a line of running stitch around the edge.  I find this simple and quick to do and like the hard wearing and attractive finish.

If you’d like more help with the patch application process, see our helpful Iron on Patch Instructions

So, there it is. I’d love your feedback – let me know what you think?

I should have another project to post tomorrow. Meantime, why not have a go yourself?  Better still, email me a photo of your creation so I  can feature it on the website.

 

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Valentine’s Refashion Challenge 2019, Day 2 – Green Jumper meets Camouflage

It’s time to reveal the second refashion in our Valentine’s Challenge, and hearts and flowers are replaced by camouflage fabric for the subject of this makeover – a bright green jumper pulled from the heap pictured below.

In case you didn’t see our  first post on the Challenge, to celebrate the launch of our new range of mini patches suitable for smaller size childrens’ clothes, we’re seeing how many garments from a heap of charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something cool before 14th February.  The new ‘Mini’ range (heart, circle, square and oval shapes)  is available as well as adult and child size patches in most of our usual fabrics. Simply choose the patch fabric design you like (shown in our shop as oval by default) and then select your preferred size and shape from the options button.  *Please check which measurements will be suitable for your garment – these are listed in the ‘additional information’ section.

How many upcycled transformations can we make from this heap of kids clothes?

This jumper was a bit of a find actually, as it’s hand knitted and rather smart, with barely a sign of wear.  Still, it could do with a little more edge, so after some deliberation between sand, blue or green camo, I chose same colour as the garment, but square rather than oval shape.  Child size patches at 8cm square were the best fit for this garment size.

After ironing on and securing permanently with a line of running stitch around the edge, the patches are given another quick press to finish off.

And that’s that!  Quick and easy, and I hope you love the result as much as I do.  Why not let me know what you think?

Look out for our third project coming very shortly. Meantime, why not have a go yourself and email us a photo of your creation so we can feature it on the website.  If you’d like more help with the patch application process, we have some helpful tutorials here.

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Valentine’s Refashion Challenge 2019, Day 1 – In the Pink Gingham Leggings

Join us and get creative! To celebrate the launch our new range of mini patches suitable for smaller size childrens’ clothes, we’re having a Valentines challenge to see how many garments from a heap of charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something lovely before 14th February.  In the coming days, I’m going to do my best to bring you some neat ideas that will transform them from boring to boutique, but don’t worry, not everyone wants hearts and flowers so there’ll be a generous sprinkling of boyish themes as well.

By the way, our new ‘Mini’ range (heart, circle and square shapes) is available in the fabrics in the photo above and can be purchased by choosing Mini from the options here . Mini patches will be available in other designs in the coming days, but if there’s something specific you’d like, just send us a message and we can help.

How many upcycled transformations can we make from this heap of kids clothes?
First out of the pile, this pair of pink leggings.

Time to start with this pair of raspberry pink leggings.  Useful, but so in need of little update so what could be a better match than pink gingham hearts?  Our mini packs currently have a free sample of iron on ric rac or plain trim included, so this was used around the bottom of the legs, making sure to stretch the fabric when applying so little feet can still fit through!

With correct application, our patches can be left unsewn once ironed on, but a line of running stitch around the edges in matching or contrast thread is the work of a moment and finishes them off beautifully!

So, I hope day one of the challenge has inspired you.  Day two is coming soon, but meantime, why not have a go yourself and email us a photo of your creation so we can feature it on the website.  If you’d like more help with the patch application process, we have some helpful tutorials here.

SEE THE MINI PATCH RANGE OF FABRICS
(Click on the oval patch fabric you like and choose ‘mini’ from the dropdown options)

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Customer Elbow Patch Refashion

Hoodie 1 
We were thrilled to receive these photos of an elbow patch refashion carried out by one of our customers who says, "One of my favourite tops lives to see another day." Doesn’t the Cream Daffodil Print fabric look brilliant on this ivory top, and top marks for the neatness of your blanket stitching Suzanne!

Hoodie 3 Hoodie 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage-Patch is in the process of setting up a website gallery, and would LOVE to receive any photos of how customers have used our patches.  Email us your photos at [email protected]

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Wine Plaid Shoulder Patch T-Shirt Refashion

It took a spell of warm weather to realise how overdue I was in dealing with the quantity of t shirts mounting up in my ‘refashion’ pile.  I’d been thinking that a set of elbow patches could easily double as shoulder patches. Now was my chance to test the theory.

Wine T Shirt Before Vintage Patch Refashion
Before:  I’ve had this t shirt a while but I’m quite fond of the scoop neck, so decided to see if it could be given a new lease of life.

Wine T Shirt After Vintage Patch Refashion 
After: With the help of some plaid elbow patches and some matching scrap fabric,  I’m pleased to say that it could.

Here’s how the refashion happened:

Wine T Shirt Plaid Patchc Vintage Patch Refashion
These Vintage-Patch Plaid Elbow / Knee patches were a great colour match.

Wine T Shirt Fold Patch Down Centre Vintage Patch Refashion
Fold patches down the centre

Wine T Shirt Align patch along seam Vintage Patch Refashion
Align the fold of the patch along the shoulder seam and pin into position.

Wine T Shirt Mark Neck and Sleeve Lines Vintage Patch Refashion
Mark the neck and sleeve lines; I’ve used a wheel, but you could just fold the patch along the curves to mark them.

Wine T Shirt Match Second patch Vintage Patch Refashion

Cut the patch to shape, and then with right sides together (and matching any patterns if necessary), use it as a template to cut the second patch.

Wine T Shirt Neck and Sleeve Lines Trimmed Vintage Patch Refashion 
The trimmed patch placed in position.

Wine T Shirt iron shoulder Patch into position Vintage Patch Refashion
Iron patches into position following instructions in the pack.

Wine T Shirt Stitch Patches Vintage Patch Refashion 
I prefer my patches overstitched; I’ve used a running stitch here.

Wine T Shirt Add Trim to lengthen Vintage Patch Refashion 
I wanted to add a trim at the bottom of the t shirt as it was a little on the short side.  As these patches are reclaimed from a shirt, I used the plackets from the same shirt to make the trim.  Where there’s a pattern which needs matching, I always baste before machine stitching as it helps stop the fabric slipping.

Wine T Shirt Finished Trim Vintage Patch Refashion
Here’s the finished trim.

Wine T Shirt After Vintage Patch Refashion 

The final result; I’m pretty pleased with it.  It was a useful exercise as I discovered there are lots of ways to position the shoulder patches to get different shape effects.  I’ll definitely be doing more shoulder patch refashions in the coming months.

What do you think?

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New additions to the shop for July 2013

Here are some of the latest additions to the shop this month.  Don't forget you can order in a variety of shapes – click on the product you like and view the dropdown list for the shape and size options.

161 Vintage-Patch Black Paisley Print Elbow Knee Patches
Black Paisley Print Elbow Knee Patches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

162 Vintage Patch Green Paisley Elbow Knee Patches
Green Paisley Print Iron on Elbow or Knee Patches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

163 Vintage-Patch Navy and Red Daisy Elbow or Knee Patches
Navy and Red Daisy Elbow or Knee Patches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

164 Vintage Patch Vintage Navy Peach Large Flowers Elbow Knee Patches
Vintage Navy and Peach Floral Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

165 Vintage Patch Royal Blue Tea Rose Elbow Knee Patch
Royal Blue Tea Rose Iron On Elbow Knee Patch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

166 Vintage-PatchTurquoise Broderie Suisse Elbow Knee Patches
Turquoise Embroidery Suisse Elbow Knee Patches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

167 Vintage Patch Turquoise Pink Floral Elbow Knee Patch
Vintage Turquoise Pink Floral Iron On Elbow Knee Patch

 

 

 

 

 

168 Vintage-Patch White Broderie Anglais Elbow Knee Patches
White Broderie Anglais Elbow Knee Patches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

169 Vintage-Patch White Deck of Cards Motif
White Deck of Cards Motif Iron on Elbow or Knee Patches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

170 Vintage-Patch White Stars on Black Elbow Knee Patches
White Stars on Black iron on Elbow Knee Patches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Facebook DEAL OF THE WEEK Store

Vintage-Patch Facebook Shopfront June 2013We're trialling a new Deal of the Week  Facebook Store for our facebook fans to use, which will give them access to our very latest new products at a discounted price for 1 week only before they are uploaded to our main website shop. 

Please note, this is not in any way a replacement for our usual web store here on this site, just an additional bonus store.  If the format is successful we'll also be using it for occasional flash sales and other promotional events, so there's never been a better time to add us to your social media circle.

Why not take a look at the Store, and grab a bargain but hurry, design quantities and time listed is strictly limited.