June 02, 2010

Kickin' It Old School with Name Patches

I have been giddy about this post for a while now.  I rounded up a ton of vintage name patches and made them into appliques.  DON'T WORRY....I rounded up a lot of them and you can buy them in my new etsy shop.  AND...you don't even need to sew.

I think they look hilarious on Rex's clothing.  Meet "Lou"....


...and "Twitty."  Twitty just got a hair cut, too.


For the jacket, I found this little beauty at Old Navy for 50% off.  Now is a great time to buy a fall jacket for your little one because they are all being clearanced since spring is ending.


I just stitched this one on, but any of the ones I'm selling will be iron-on.  If you want to stitch around it for extra security then just go around and around the edging.  The back of the fabric will look like this and you won't see any of the stitches (as long as you match your thread to the edging color).  I recommend hand stitching it on if you're adhering it to something thicker, like a jacket.


For the shirt, I had this cute little hand-me-down shirt from a cousin.  Don't you think it's even cuter with this little patch?  I just ironed it on.  Done!

Tip: I iron it on from the front just enough to get it to stay put and then iron it from behind, so you're not having to go through the thick patch.  It's easier to get it to bond well that way.


Rex actually really likes it.  He responds to whatever name he's wearing that day.  I called him "Lou" all yesterday and he thought it was really funny.  So who do you want to be today?




Warning: The name could have permanent effects.


If you want to buy one, click HERE.  I just set up a little etsy shop for little items you might want when I buy something in bulk and they go with a tutorial.

Here's a peek at some of the funny names I have in stock.


Have a great day.  Thanks for coming by.

30 comments:

tinahead81 said...

they are so stinkin' cute--the patches are too! ;o)

Sabra at Sew a Straight Line said...

too funny! and cute, very cute.

Ashley @ Joyful Creations said...

Your boys are so handsome! The name tags are really cool. I remember adding name patches to one of my "patched" shirts back in high school. I think mine said Frankie! LOL Love this and cool idea for your blog!

Rebekah said...

This is soo funny! I love the idea!
Thanks again for all your boy stuff.
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Diane said...

Well, how funny is that! Such a fun idea:o)That is a cute jacket and your little model is a cutie, too.

I came here via Penny Pinching Party. I hope you will visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

Taylor Swim said...

That is stinkin' awesome! I am in love with these new patches. Twitty is my favorite! Too cute!

A'n'G Johnson said...

I bet the kids get a real kick at having their own little personas.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Those are adorable!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

LOVE IT! I want a shirt that says Frank, for me...haha.

Cassie said...

LOVE IT!!! This is one of my favorite posts yet! Rex looks SO handsome and it looks like you got him to cooperate with pictures too! Way to go! I am going to have to buy a few of those patches too

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

Holy crap I love those! So awesome! Where did you find them?

Unknown said...

I love them
Would you have the name LUCAS?
let me know.

Thanks
Paola

Ros said...

Love love love these! So stinking cute!

Molly {Eeny Meeny & Moe} said...

FREAKING adorable!

Chelsea Gwynne said...

Is there a sweeter looking babe? Don't think so! :)

Andrea said...

SO cute. Such a fun idea.

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Anna said...

those are so cute and funny!! I think we have a few patches laying around here that I should dig up. :)

hill said...

love these. any chance you could get a Bobby or a Danny or a Luke? too adorable.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Best idea ever!!! I would love for my son to have "Ralph" or something like that on his jacket! so cool!

seven thirty three said...

Your boys are so stylish. I love these! So fun... reminds me of when I was in high school and my friends how the good ole name patches! ;) AND I love your little mans hair. My boy is going in for a haircut and I think I'm going to move on from his little boy cut and get him something similar.

Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

~L~ said...

These are just too cute! I absolutely have to do this for my son! thanks for sharing!

~L~
fashion DIY @ avidaccents.blogspot

Cassie said...

This is super cute!!!
What a fabulous idea!!
=)

Kathryn said...

Those are a riot! So fun!

Sachiko said...

This is very cute! Thank you for linking to my party!

iammommahearmeroar said...

Sorry ladies. I only have the names shown in the picture.

NoDebtMomma said...

Do you do custom patches???? I would love some in my boys nicknames (Hugh and Clyde). I would buy those in a second! Give me a shout if you can do this! Dull2000 @ hotmaildotcom

Great idea!

I'm here from Sumo's Sweet Stuff! Have a great Monday!

Sam
Mom.Undecided.
http://momundecided.blogspot.com/

Kaysi said...

Those are so fun!!! I love this idea!

Crystal said...

How fun! I must go buy an embroidery machine now, ha ha ha.

Crystal said...

This is such a cute idea. My son has a pair of coveralls that he loves to wear and a pair of carhart overalls. I want to add a patch to them!!!

dana said...

haha. i just noticed that your jacket here is the one I found at a thrift store! It looks even cuter with a patch on it!

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