Simple shapes for spray paint and screen print projects, free to print. You can also make your own patches, or appliqué
, out of any scrap fabric. With appliqués, I suggest using a sewing machine on a close satin stitch to make patches and appliqué's that will stay secure.
If you don't have a sewing machine, then try using an iron-on adhesive fabric underneath your patches before you sew the edges. This adhesive fabric is called 'fusible web' and is available at any sewing or craft store.Become a fan of DIY Fashion on Facebook, and follow DIY_Fashion on Twitter.
These printable heart stencils are perfect for making a patch, screen printing a shirt, or even spray painting a jewelry box.More »
Adding a zodiac symbol to your clothes is a great way to customize. These look great spray painted in various sizes, screen printed to a hoodie, or patched in a fabric that contrasts with your clothing.More »
Pirate crossbones, yin-yangs, bombs, flowers, the cross, ohm symbol and more. These are fun and meaningful symbols that will tell a bit about who you are.More »
Fairies naturally make fantastic appliques because they can be any color or style. You can pair them with moons, astrological symbols, leaves...anything. Try these fairy appliques on your next project.More »
This is a basic butterfly. Try using different shapes to make the spots on the wings. I've included a few ovals here, but you can layer as many different wing decorations as you like. Buttons especially look cute on wings, as well as ribbon.More »
This star is about 3" big. You can resize it however you like in your paint program and print a few in different sizes. I've used a few of these in a yellow fabric to trail down the leg of a pair of jeans. Use multicolored stars for a Rainbow Brite effect.More »
A dragonfly is less girlie or commercialized as the butterfly, and goes really well with calmer hues of blue and green. You can stitch veins onto the wings to give it a customized touch.More »
Are you with stupid? Arrow patches come in handy to point out all sorts of obvious things. I have seen them used to scandalously point at body parts, or as a simple decorative tool.
I have used a large rainbow arrow patch and ribbon together to make a firecracker look. Find some glittery ribbon to sew in short strips around the arrow, then add some star buttons. This looks especially cool crawling up the side of a skirt.More »
You can finally buy a pro-smoking t-shirt, because with this 'NO' sign, you can cross out anything. Cross out the rival team or that band you hate. Even print your brother's face out on an iron-on, put him on a t-shirt, and cross him out, too. Now you don't have to agree with anybody.
This patch requires some additional sewing because of the cut-outs in the middle. Be sure that this one is laid out nicely on your fabric before you begin to sew to prevent it from bunching in places.More »
I love crowns because they make me think of a deck of cards and games of chance. You can change the red fabric on this crown to any color; pink is especially popular among young girls. This one is so customizable because you can trim it up with jeweled buttons or metallic ribbon.
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