Make Patches Out of Your Old Shirts

Introduction: Make Patches Out of Your Old Shirts

Give your old and beloved shirts a second life by making some very nice looking vintage-style patches out of them.

Step 1: What You Need...

To make the patches you'll need:

-some old shirts

-Iron on (non)woven interfacing (stiff, but not to hard)

-sewing kit or sewing machine (pro tip!)


-electric iron and ironing board

-dish towel

Step 2: Choose an Image...

First you have to choose the images you want to use. Than cut out a piece from the Iron on interfacing, slightly larger than the image.

Step 3: Press & Cut...

Iron the interfacing to the back of the image.
After the workpiece gets cold, cut out the image but let there a little edge.

Step 4: Sewing the Edge...

Sew around the patch edge (lol^^) to fix the shirt to the interfacing.
Without this step the shirt will peel off.
I should really buy myself a sewing machine, sewing by hand let me became mad, fret and bloody fingers sucks! :D

Step 5: Finished!

Now your very owen super cool vintage-style patches are ready to stitch on to your bag, jacket or everything you want.

I hope you enjoyed my little instructable.

MFG Michelangelclone

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    So how is this kind of patch holding up? After 2 years is it still in tact? Did it bleak? Did you have any problems with it whatsoever? I would really aprieciete a response because I would love to spend some money on doing this but I need to know if it will hold up. Cheers!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Er... you may want to fix a typo in your very first paragraph...