Introduction: DIY Emoji Patches

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Makeover your backpack with tons of different DIY patches!

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

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Americana Multi-Surface Paints

E-6000 Fabri-Fuse and StitchLess Glues

Ink Jet Fabric Transfer Sheets

Printed Fabrics

Plain heavy white cotton fabric




Step 3: Make Emoji

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Print out the Emoji images from the photos below

*You can drag them to your computer and print the ones you like Iron them on white cotton fabric using the directions on the packaging Cut them out

Step 4: Make Speech Bubbles

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Create a shield, speech and thought bubble pattern in paper and cut them out

Place them on white fabric and paint around them with Multi-Surface Paint

When dry, cut them out and write on them with a permanent marker

Step 5: Assemble

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Use your shield shape on different fabrics

Cut out the images on different printed fabrics (I used owls and Hello Kitty)

Step 6: Iron on and Glue

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Spread E-6000 Stitchless with a paintbrush on the back of the fabric cut outs

Figure out your patch placement on your jeans and backpack Iron and glue the fabric patches on your items


EzekielS (author)2015-01-08


tofugami (author)2014-08-04

They came out super cute

Mark Montano (author)tofugami2014-08-04

Thanks tofu!

gabrieltaft (author)2014-08-04

They look great. I would love to see these on real patches someday! Nice job :)

Mark Montano (author)gabrieltaft2014-08-04

Great idea, I hope so, too.

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