Here is my fun and easy simple to follow tutorial on how I make my D.I.Y punk patches. There a few different ways in which this can be done - I cant say I have tried them all and that this way will work for you but it works for me so if you fancy giving it ago then please read on and enjoy D.I.Y crafting!
You will need:
- A stencil of your choice
- A cut of fabric of your choice
- Fabric, acrylic or spray paint (any will work)
- Paint brush or roller
- Scissors, craft knife and tape
|I am using this Bikini Kill stencil from stencilpunks.org|
Step 2. Next you need to find your fabric. You need fabric that is thick and not to stretchy as this will make it harder to sew onto what it is you want. I used an old black t shirt but you can also try fabric stores.
I cut out the fabric with some scissors to fit the size of my stencil. Don't worry if your cutting is a bit wonky you can always neaten this up afterwards or leave it if your not going for that neat look!
Step 3. Once you have printed out your stencil and found your fabric you need to tape the stencil on to a piece of card board that is thick but not too thick that you will not be able to cut out your stencil.
Step 5. Remove the tape and the paper so you are left with the cardboard cut out - your stencil!
Place this onto the fabric ready to put your paint on.
Step 6. You will need to put your paint into a pot or tray (if your using a roller)
I used white acrylic paint which means I will need to iron both sides of my patch once it is dry so it wont wash out. If you are using fabric paint or spray you will not need to do this.
|If the paint is too thick for rolling or painting add a very small amount of water to it to loosen it up.|
|Trim edges if you like and don't be afraid to do any touching up afterwards.|
I recoomend hand sewing your patch and not using a machine as that can stretch the fabric and distort your design unless you use pure not stretch cotton.
I will be selling some of my own very soon for a small amount so if you don't fancy making your own then keep an eye on my shop there will be lots of goodies coming soon!
Dirty Grrrl <3