Flair a Hacker Bag




Introduction: Flair a Hacker Bag

About: I make projects, they have names. Some are obscure and some straightforward. Form or Function; I go either way. Battery powered or edible, I love making things.
My braggadocios bag to display my maker skills as I earn them.  Unfortunately, no one is currently giving out small, gold colored plastic trophies(3-d Printing Idea for someone) to celebrate the various achievements in makerdom.  But thankfully, Adafruit is producing patches!

http://www.adafruit.com/category/70  (Skill badges page)

At least 15 pieces of flair

Step 1: Prep the Patches

When these come from Adafruit they have UPC stickers attached to them.  My first thought was just to peel them off.  This left sticker residue that was very tough to pull off.  For the other dozen patches, I'd "make" smarter.  I pre-heated the patches and the stickers came right off.  

Step 2: Start Ironing

Iron on patches are pretty easy.  Get iron really hot, have fabric in between iron and patches, leave hot iron on there for 30 seconds.  Yeah, that's about it.  But also pay attention to where you place things.   Square edges will peel where the fabric curves.  

Step 3: Fill With Cool Hacker Stuff

Put your coolest gear in there or just boring textbooks and show-off that awesome bag.  

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    7 years ago

    How do you get a instructable patch?


    8 years ago

    What kind of bag did you use? What brand?


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I know right. It's worse cause I have like 5 of them. They aren't iron on and I was feeling too lazy to sew when I made this. I will add one when I put on a solar patch.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    thanks. These patches are pretty new to the seen. Check the link to Adafruit and be sure to catch "Ask an Engineer" for all the super cool updates. With Becky Stern over there now and the Flora due to release soon, it looks like there will be an explosion of wearables.