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Fashion Tips: Denim and Custom Patches

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Embroidered patches have been around for hundreds of years, although in the beginning, they were only used as a way to mend and patch up torn clothing. Through the years, they evolved into a form of self-expression, a way of identifying members of certain groups, until they became the latest fashion trend in today’s time.

Now, they come in a variety of shapes, colors, prints, and sizes, and are sewn not only onto jackets, but also vests, jeans, backpacks, hats, and more. Many brands are incorporating them onto their clothing items, so you can easily find patched clothing in a variety of physical and online stores. However, if you want something more unique and one-of-a-kind, you can embellish your clothing with custom patches easily and for a very reasonable price. Here are some tips for how to incorporate them with any of your denim clothing.

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1. Vests

A denim vest can be the perfect finish to many outfits, but if you want to add a little more style to them, custom patches are the way to go. For a more classic look, use simpler designs, place them primarily on the back of the vest, and keep it minimal. If you are going for a more punk vibe, attach ones with darker colors, and choose a vest that has frayed edges.

The best thing about custom patches is that you can create your own, meaning you can design one with the logo or name of your favorite band, a quote from your favorite book, almost anything you can think of. This is great for creating custom items to perfectly fit your style and personality. You can visit www.customebroideredpatches.com to learn more about this. 

2. Jackets

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Denim jackets are probably the most popular items to apply patches to. You cannot go wrong when deciding where to place them and you can attach as many as you’d like. You can sew or iron them onto the jacket’s sleeves, pockets, back, anywhere that looks good to you and you can choose designs, shapes, and colors that will go with many different outfits.

3. Jeans 

You can stick patches all over your jeans for a more dramatic look or simply place two different ones on the back pockets for a simpler, yet effective way of stylizing your wardrobe. If you want to get a little more creative, you can attach them in a row along the sides of your jeans. 

4. Skirts

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For a more feminine look, you can choose pastel custom patches with cute images or a witty text. You can stick a dozen patches all over the front of your skirt, or place only a few selectively to create a cute, but more simplistic look.

6. Tote Bags

Denim tote bags are an item you can have fun with. You can create patches that all fit into one theme and consider attaching them onto the tote bag using safety pins to further stylize it. You can customize your bag to compliment a certain outfit or make one that is perfect for everyday use.


Creating your clothing using custom patches will give you a chance to express yourself in whatever way you want and create a style that is completely your own. Go all out, embellish your clothes however you wish, and make sure to have a lot of fun in the process.