Upgrade Your Basic Denim Jacket into Something Brand New

Upgrade Your Basic Denim Jacket into Something Brand New

Denim jackets are one of the key clothing essentials that we all have in our wardrobe. Just like we all have our favorite leather jacket or any type of clothing that we find ourselves always wearing, we can’t get enough of it. Although sooner or later your favorite jacket will seem a little boring after constantly wearing it, and then you’ll feel like maybe it’s time to buy something new. Instead of buying an entirely different jacket, how about you just upgrade it using iron-on patches. In this article, I will show you step-by-step how I upgraded my favorite denim jacket using iron-on patches, and with the theme I chose to use for this little project.

For this DIY you will need:

  • An Iron
  • Jacket
  • Iron-on patches
  • Thin pressing cloth
  • Parchment Paper (this only applies if your patch is glitter)

Step 1—Lay out all necessary materials and position where you want your patches.

Before you begin any project, you want to make sure you have everything you need to create your upgraded jacket.

Step 2—Turn on the iron. Set it to “cotton” setting

Step 3—Prepare to iron-on patch. In case you choose to get a glitter iron-on patch then you’ll need this specific step. First, place the iron-on sticky side down onto the jacket, then take the parchment paper (make sure it is not directly touching the plastic) and press down using a moderate amount of pressure for 10 to15 seconds. Secondly, in a slow, circular motion, iron the entire iron-on design from edge-to-edge for 20 to 30 seconds. Once you’ve done that, let the patch cool down and once it’s cooled off, start by slowly peeling off the plastic to reveal your glitter patch!

Step 4—Continue to iron patches. Depending on the type of patch you choose to get, the way you iron will vary. For instance, if you choose an embroidered patch, then you’ll start by pre-heating your iron to “cotton” setting, then position where you want your patch, then cover design with thin pressure cloth, and finally press straight down for 25 seconds with constant pressure—avoiding any back and forth movements.

Step 5—Look over final details. Once you’ve finished ironing all your patches, make sure to check to see that all the patches have properly been ironed on, and in any case, you can go back with your iron for the ones that didn’t adhere properly.

Let me know in the comments below on how you would upgrade your jacket!