DIY: How to Turn a Patch into a Pin

March 14, 2017

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

Welcome to the first ever Flair Week. May the flair be ever in your favor.

As promised, we’re making our own flair this week and this project is super easy and super affordable. I used patches purchased from Amazon and Paper Source, then turned it into flair pins. By adding felt to the back of the patch, it sturdier and not so flimsy. Also, with a pin back on the patch, you don’t have to sew and you can move your flair from one outfit to another. Check this out…

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

In addition to the tools above, you’ll also need felt glue…I like THIS ONE. It’s super sticky and works great for this project.

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

Use the foam brush to apply edge-to-edge coverage on the back of the patch.

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

Stick the patch down onto felt then carefully cut around the edges, staying close to the edge of the original patch.

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

Last up, just glue a pin back onto the felt using hot glue…and you’re done!

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

If you’re working with adhesive patches, you can skip the glue and simply adhere the patch directly onto the felt.

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

When you’re all done, it’s totally up to you how you want to use your patches. I opted for a fun tote featuring some of my favorites.

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

How to Turn a Patch into a Pin | damask love

4 thoughts on “How to Turn a Patch into a Pin”

  1. OK, silly question here. What is the reason for gluing the felt onto the back of the patches? Man, I wish I had thought of this during my daughters’ Brownie and Girl Scout days. So many patches on so many sashes!!! Really cute idea. Amber! I so love your blog!

    1. Not a silly question at all!! So, if you simply glue the pin back directly onto the patch, you end up with a sort of flimsy, sad thing that will curl up and and get warped over time. Also, with the adhesive backed patches, you’ve gotta cover up all that sticky back with something or else you can only stick it onto one surface. Hope this helps! T

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