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Trend I Love - Patches

Trend I Love - Patches

Patches are everywhere in fashion today and not just on Girl or Boy Scouts' sashes and vests. From Zara to Gucci many designers have included patches in their recent and/or current collections.  I have a few fun pieces I bought from Zara and some other brands, however many of the high end pieces are rather expensive to say the least.  So I decided to try my hand at a do-it-myself project.  So far I have sewn on patches to two bags and one t-shirt somewhat successfully given my lack of sewing skills at the start.

Searching for the patches has been as much fun as the finished product.  I have focused on finding vintage patches especially those related to travel and other things like skiing that are personal to my family - all my pieces so far have been for my family or myself.  Ebay and Etsy have been great resources and I have a large stockpile of patches still waiting for me to start my next project, which I swear is when I get back home in a week.

Here are two of my projects while they were in progress:

Here are some of the fashion pieces with patches that are part of current collections (if you click on each image it will bring you to the site where you can find each piece):

Funky Furs

Funky Furs

New Zara Acquisitions

New Zara Acquisitions