Ooops, that’s torn it!
My jeans always rip here first…. and judging by your comments on our facebook page @vintagepatchstyle, I’m not alone! Jeans fabric gets thin and fragile after many wears and it’s not helped when we prefer to wear our jeans skintight!
I don’t find this the easiest area to repair. Stitching alone is likely to give way when denim which has thinned by friction is stressed. I could of course stabilise the area with fabric on the inside or outside, but pinning this into position over seams without it wrinkling and pulling is tricky and result in puckers and possible discomfort when wearing the final result. This is where Vintage-Patch iron on jeans repair patches come into their own as I can easily iron them into position ready for further stitching if desired.
Continue reading Fix that embarrassing hole in your denim jeans with iron on jeans repair patches by Vintage-Patch
So, a little after the fact, and almost a week of Valentine’s themed refashions later, I have had to cram more than one garment into this last day’s post. There are five items to be precise – two cardigans, shorts, leggings and a skirt, all transformed with mini elbow or knee patches and our range of iron on heart applique patches which are smaller motifs available in three sizes.
Continue reading A Little Heart Makes all the Difference – Iron On Patches Valentines Challenge Finale
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.
Continue reading Sail Away Striped Jersey Trousers Iron On Patches Refashion – Valentines Challenge Day 5
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.
Continue reading Read All About It Red Gingham Shirt Iron On Patches Restyle – Valentines Challenge Day 4
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.
Continue reading Heart motif Iron on Patches T Shirt Transformation – Valentines Challenge Day 3
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.
Continue reading Valentine’s Refashion Challenge 2019, Day 2 – Green Jumper meets Camouflage
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.
Continue reading Valentine’s Refashion Challenge 2019, Day 1 – In the Pink Gingham Leggings
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!
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]
We'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.