Jazz Up Your Denim With Iron-on Embroidery Patches

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Embroidery is one of the most beautiful techniques in fashion. It’s an elegant detail that elevates any outfit. This gorgeous embroidered dress isn’t your typical LBD, nor is this white skirt basic. While nothing compares to hand stitched embroidery, iron-on embroidery patches are a rather easy solution.

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Almost all of us have at least one denim jacket in our wardrobe, and they’re all pretty much the same. Why not personalize it a bit? Same goes to the denim skirt!img_4478

The reason I picked these two items is because denim is easy to work with. Also, I’ve started to get bored with my denim jacket and skirt. They’re a little too basic, so it’s time to jazz them up a little!

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After hours of browsing Amazon.com & Etsy.com I finally found the embroidery patches I loved. There are so many to choose from and the majority are relatively affordable. After they arrived, I placed them exactly where I want them to be, then ironed them on… It was that easy! A couple minutes later I got customized one of a kind denim jacket and skirt!

 

 

 

The first key to making the patches look as close to stitched as possible is to opt for a well made design. Also, you need to iron them on properly. Take your time going on them with a hot iron over and over. Stop when they’re well glued to the fabric.

img_4449Denim jacket Gap, white top from my man’s closet, denim skirt Topshop, big patch embroidery, small embroidery, I also like these here, herehere

Iron-on embroidery patches are such a great and fun way to revive an old pair of jeans, add color to black pants or personalize a bag! In a few minutes you can personalize almost anything.

So why don’t you go for it?

PS: Not all fabrics are compatible to this technique. Some can get ruined, so do your research first.

XoXo,

Tamara

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  1. September 14, 2016 / 1:18 am

    Such a great idea! Those embroidery patterns are so cute. Love the blossom on the back of the jacket especially. xxx

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 10:58 pm

      I’m glad you liked them Miranda!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 10:59 pm

      Thanks Marie!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 10:59 pm

      I’m glad you do Gemma!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. September 14, 2016 / 2:52 am

    This is super cute and on trend. I have seen a lot of embroided stuff around lately which is good bc I think it is a fun way to spice up an outfit. This one looks great on you.

    Deni
    denisday.org| Beauty & Plus Size Fashion.

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:01 pm

      Embroidery has definitely been taking center stage lately. Thanks for stopping by Deni!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:02 pm

      You’re so sweet Quinn!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:09 pm

      You totally should, It’s super easy!! Don’t forget to tag me with the photo of the final result. I’d love to see what you’d create!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:11 pm

      I’m happy you do Ashley 🙂

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:12 pm

      I stumbled upon them by mistake thanks to one of my late night Amazon browsing sessions haha!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:13 pm

      Amazon has it all!!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. September 14, 2016 / 7:03 am

    This jean jacket is so unique and cute I love it!
    Xo, Kelsey
    petiteinherpearls.blogspot.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      Even though it’s from GAP the patches made one of the kind in seconds!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:16 pm

      I hope I inspired you to do your own little DIY patches project 😉

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:17 pm

      Thank you Kelsey!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:19 pm

      Oh, you’re the sweetest Vanessa! Thanks for stopping by gorgeous!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. September 14, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Such an easy and great way to be on trend. I adore the floral patch you chose for the denim jacket. 🙂

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:20 pm

      Isn’t it just gorgeous?!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:22 pm

      It was so easy to do and cheap too! I bet Napa is looking fab right now!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:23 pm

      I’m glad you liked them Kathrine!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:24 pm

      Thanks Elise! Embroidery on denim is just fab, don’t you think?

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:25 pm

      I’d love to see some pictures if you do, don’t forget to tag me!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. September 14, 2016 / 10:57 am

    OMG this is so amazing! I have never heard of iron on embroidered patches but this is a cool way to jazz up an outfit. I really liked the one you chose for your denim jacket. That was so pretty and the end result is right on trend for the fraction of the cost.
    LaToya
    http://www.toyastales.blogspot.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:28 pm

      Aren’t they game changing?!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      September 14, 2016 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks Kamila!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. September 14, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Absolutely love this post! I actually had a similar idea to do this after seeing how pricey some of the designer styles are! Your DIY looks better than a lot of them too- I like that you can actually pick your favorite patches so its not like you are stuck with patches you don’t love.

    So glad I found your blog – new follower!

    Zahra
    http://www.lovezahra.com

  7. September 14, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I LOVE the patches you went with, beauty, they’re so pretty and I love the placement, too! I have to look on Amazon now to find some that I love because I have a denim vest that I’d like to experiment with! Thanks so much for the inspiration and I hope you’re having a great week so far, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  8. Amy Arnold
    September 14, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    This is seriously too fun!! I have been wanting to try the embroidery trend, but haven’t found a maternity option. A DIY is a great idea.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. September 14, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Wait, what?! This is actually ironed on?! I thought they are real embroidery, wow. I have one embroidery jeans which I bought from H&M 10 year sir more ago which I am so happy to have kept in my wardrobe because I have been wearing it again recently!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  10. Biana
    September 14, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    This is so fun – love the denim on denim look! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  11. September 14, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    This is a great DIY idea, and the final result is beautiful. Especially your jacket, you picked a great patch to iron on, it doesn’t look like an afterthought, it looks like it was stitched on! 🙂

    Nice way to try the trend without buying something completely new.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  12. anna hodge
    September 14, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    Crazy about this jacket. The details are amazing. You look stunning, love. xo

    Fash Boulevard

  13. September 14, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Love it! Im gonna check amazon to buy too!! It gives style on boring clothes.

    Sheena

  14. Stevia
    September 14, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    the jackets and skirt turned out so pretty!
    love your choice of patches

    The Sweetest Escape

  15. September 15, 2016 / 12:54 am

    Loveeee this idea!! So stunning! I really want to try it out now 😀

    xx SofiaaDot
    sofiaadot.wordpress.com

  16. September 15, 2016 / 2:33 am

    Cool, easy and beautiful. Anything jacket, count me in.

  17. September 15, 2016 / 3:24 am

    Could I just borrow that denim jacket for a day or two? Or three, maybe four, maybe seven.. Ok, could I just have that jacket?! 🙂 😀
    Love it babe!
    xxx Frederique
    http://fablefrique.com

  18. wendee
    September 15, 2016 / 3:38 am

    great idea. thanks for sharing

    Wendee//theglossychic.com

  19. September 15, 2016 / 4:16 am

    Wow, this is beautiful, we can personalize our denims and I love a floral patch, very feminine!

    Love,
    M
    The Flower Duet

  20. September 15, 2016 / 5:16 am

    Great idea… It is looking so cool….

  21. September 15, 2016 / 5:31 am

    Such a nice trick with this iron-on embroidery patches! The old denims will gain a new life. Simple and stylish. Great! Like it!

  22. September 15, 2016 / 7:48 am

    wow, this looks so amazing and so flawless. I think i’m going to try this! xoxo

  23. September 15, 2016 / 10:38 am

    What a cool idea and great to update old items!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

  24. September 15, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Oooh, this turned out SO cool. Love the embroidered touch!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  25. September 15, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Wow what a great idea!

  26. September 15, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    I did the same with one of my old Levis denim jacket!
    It really brings a jacket/jeans\skirt back to life.

    http://www.vesthier.com

  27. September 16, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Thanks for the info hon! I love both of the items and iron on is much more my speed than sewing. I really love the cherry blossom patch. I am off to check out Etsy and Amazon.
    Yours look beautiful
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  28. September 17, 2016 / 5:14 am

    This is such a cool idea and I will definitely order one.
    The one that you’ve chosen for your jacket is gorgeous.
    Well done and thanks for sharing

    xx
    Inna
    from innagram.com

  29. September 17, 2016 / 5:15 am

    By the way, you have an html code shows up for some reason
    just letting you know
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  30. September 18, 2016 / 12:32 am

    I love how you have done this, I’m actually on the hunt for a denim jacket I can do this to from the thrift store, it looks like so much fun!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  31. September 18, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Love this post! Deffo going to try this xx

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