When I was a child, patches were something some kids had on the knees of their jeans, usually little boys. Patches also showed up on Girl Scout and Boy Scout uniforms, but that was pretty much it. However, the concept of decorative patches currently seems to play a big role in handmade children's clothes here in Germany. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and picked up a couple of patches for the project I made for my nieces.
So now I'm holding up the patches for you, a little taste of what's to come. Remember when I asked for tips on attaching patches to fleece? Well, ironing worked for the owl, but the other quickly peeled off. They came from two different companies, so I think that was the determining factor. I had to hand stitch the doll to the fleece, which was a hassle, but worth it. I can't wait for them to get these in the mail, along with their necklaces and little jewelry pouches!
What have you been working on? What do you think of decorative patches? Do you/would you use them? Where do you buy yours?