The last two ones we hade did pretty well, so I figured we might do another one of these. Post all patches, things you've patched, future projects, inspo and what not. From Raf S/S05 to faux heritage vintage patches and everything in between.
Dumping some random patch inspo and patches to get us started.
Well meme'd my friend.
I always really liked the whole lunar core thing, but I already dress like a mod anyway.
The bomber is quilted and has the adidas three stripes down the arms so it feels a bit futuristic. Might try and find some space patches that are bit subtler.
Well, then it's up entirely up to you. I'll dump some space shuttle patches.
What do you guys put your beloved patches on? I just bought pic related and I was considering sewing it onto the front of a baseball cap.
solid baseball caps, five panels, backpacks, jacket, duffle bags, backpockets on jeans. Everything works as long as you don't go full retard.
I debranded an olive eastpak messenger bag and put pic related in it's place. Works fine.
Pic related might be a bit much but you get the picture. Anything goes.
Just bought this, gonna replace the brand patch on my Kånken.
Alright effay, where can I get the patches that are on the sleeves of pic related. Or anything related.
w2c rectangular patches? Or just post other cool ones if you have them and give a source
You'll need this as well
I have had this backpack since high school. I feel kind of bad still having this patch on there.
just copped for the shoulder of a black quilted bomber. need something for other shoulder though
Followed your advice. Found some cool stuff (pic related). Im planning on putting a big patch either on the front, back, or shoulders of a cheap black sweater I dyed a cool rust color thats splotchy dirty looking
Just made this. Backpatch size. All needs now is a big silly peyote leaf in the middle, maybe some white embroidery round the border to bring it out a little. Thoughts?
Ebay is your best shot. Look after Russian space or military patches. Maybe some orthodox christianity stuff as well. Those are the best shot at finding something with cyrillic on them.
A sewing machine is gonna cost you.
Just do it by hand, it's not that hard. Duration depends on your skill, your method of sewing, the fabric of the jacket, the lining of the jacket and the fabric of the patch. A backpatch can run you up to one to two hours but it's hard to make a correct guess.
Just take a stab at it, sewing is relaxing.
Been making patches this week. Some stitched, some painted. All of them are related to images and symbols of the American Revolution, when these designs were highly subversive - not unlike the images of the punk/metal scene
Thanks! These are the first ones I've made and I'm learning.
It's some cotton-poly poplin with a smooth finish and tight weave I found at Joann's.
Doing them by hand takes a while, but lets me test a design. I work at a museum and hand-stitch clothing regularly.
haha, the fact that you work at a museum explains why you're making revolutionary patches
btw just wanted to say that it really looks like you have very good control of a needle-- your embroideries are super crisp. I also really dig how you did the lettering in both the LIBERTY patches as well as-- and especially-- the WL 45 patch. The paint you're using seems to do well for linework but the painting top-left isn't looking so great. I'm not sure how that could be fixed
That's a leather cap that had ostritch plumes, which were difficult to convey. (pic related)
Yes, the museum bit is a giveaway about why I know such things.
I like kirby but dont have the nuts to put this on. should I?
yes its from a video game, no im not an autist
and this (4chan kicks the links back as spam, this is from Silver Sprocket, and the scissors one is from etsy seller stitchwizardry)
I remember something like that, yeah. Didn't he have a pair of raws he was working on and his mom patched a floral cat patch over his crotch blowout?
I remember everyone wanting to send his mom their jeans to have a patch stitched in.
You can stencil print technically anything, I guess. As long as you use a thick waterproof paint to stencil the material you'll be fine.
I used to stencil with thick white wallpaint onto regular canvas. My prints survived three to five washes in the washing machine before fading. So it can be done, just use the right materials.
on a tangent i got this at nintendo world
but I've been too nervous to wear it yet.
maybe we can be brave 2gether
would anyone have the 'nutritional information' type thing that shows the make-up of any sort of suicide pill or substance
i really dont know how to explain it otherwise sorry
would be cool and edgy to put on a patch
i dont know where i could get ahold of such a box or info paper, given that getting ahold of the pills themselves would be impossible for me
but yeah i think a patch could be cool using that - there was a guy a few months ago who was making vectors of the information for stuff like xanax and adderall and some other ones that slip my mind presently. i wouldnt mind those if anyone happens to have them saved.
I really wonder how these DEA and mountain patches would turn out on a denim jacket and how many you would want to get. Like, what is going full retard and getting too few would just look bad.
Good: A few patches on strategic places like the shoulder, a pocket or the chest.
Full retard: muh battle jacket.
Putting them on a denim jacket is pretty close to full retard in itself, imo.
Thinking of getting this and sewing to the back of black AA hoody. It like 12" x 16" so should look pretty good hopefully.
Working on some patch pants, made a cool little pocket for it and everything
Very nice! also nice placement on the patches. Only thing I would have done diffetent is maybe using brown thread (darker than anything you used) and maybe I'd have used a different button for the pocket.
Also, where'd you get those printed patches? I only find them on black grounding
I got this felcktarn field jacket and since i am a complete beginner in the patch scene i was hoping i could get some advice on where patches would look best and what colourways would match best with the camo.
Going to cop this for my bleached denim jacket.
literally just saw this. lul'd
Sorry for the crap photo, I've got pic related bomber jacket and was thinking of putting some of the NASA type patches on the sleeve. Thoughts? Suggestions?
Had an old original RAF patch laying around, decided to put it over the brand name of this bomber.
Looks a lot less white in person.
thats ugly as piss
i think i will find a plain black sweatshirt like that and patch it up, i have a half dozen b/w cloth patches. guarantee i could just randomly attach them and it would look better.
I guess the best way to go is buying directly from bands you like. There's no real directory for that type of stuff.
Are you white? Because even Navajo Indians renounced the traditional use of the swastika after WWII. Don't be THAT white guy that always goes "Oh no no no no, it's a traditonal symbol. I'm taking it back from nazis."
Use anything on the second row. Those are most probable to be the right size for a sleeve patch. The ones in the top and bottom rows are at least 4" and the space shuttle one on the bottom right is even bigger.
Don't make the same mistake I made. Pic related, it's huge. Pen for reference.
do you guys just go on etsy to grab patches or is there actually a decent site. Because etsy seems like I have to sift through a lot of vegan/feminist shit just to get through to any ones that aren't cringey
All of the following:
Most of them are at least 4 inches wide. Only the first three of so are smaller. So, when you buy any online make sure you check the measurements because you might get burned on a huge patch.
Etsy, ebay and individual bigcartels are your best shot for cool patches. Downside is you'll have to sift to tons of shit, like you said. There's no one site that only has cool stuff.
I really just put them anywhere I wanted to, without overdoing it. I put >>9678698 on debranded olive messenger bag, which looks alright for what it is. Got something similar to >>9678691 on the shoulder of an olive parka. Thinking of thrifting a jeans jacket to put >>9678578 above one of the chest pockets. And pic related is on the should of a tan mountain parka.
Just keep it to a max of two patches per jacket if you ask me. Rule number one is to steer clear from the "metal battle jacket" look.
haha, I am, and that's exactly what I do.
TBH though I'll likely sell it to someone who shares my attitude but is a heavily-tattooed person so they're already outside of the social "norm"