DIY Pins and Patches perfect for personalising your bag!

DIY Pins and Patches perfect for personalising your bag!

These DIY pins and patches are perfect for personalising your bags and clothes! They are easy to make and you can try out lots of designs. Give it a go and let us know what you make!

Shrink Plastic pins

Credit: Jungle Creations

You will need:

  • Shrink plastic
  • Marker pens
  • Glue gun
  • Pin backs

 

Method:

  1. Draw your design onto shrink plastic, if you use the clear plastic you can put a design underneath and trace your design onto the plastic with marker pens.
  2. Make sure your design is quite large so that when it shrinks it doesn’t go too small!
  3. Colour in your design and cut it out with scissors.
  4. Put your cut out onto a baking tray, set your oven to 175°C/347ºF, once hot enough put your design in! Keep an eye on it, once it starts to shrink it will curl up and then lay down and flatten. Once flattened you can take it out of the oven and leave it to cool.
  5. Now glue on your pin back with a glue gun and your pin is good to go!

DIY Enamel Pins

Credit: Jungle Creations

You will need:

  • Thin metal sheet
  • Ball tool/old ballpoint pen
  • Glue gun

 

Method:

  1. Draw your design onto a piece of paper, place this design over the metal and go over the design with a pencil to indent the design onto the metal beneath.
  2. Remove the paper and work into the design more with an old biro or a rounded tool.
  3. When you have indented your design enough then carefully cut it out with scissors.
  4. Using nail polish fill in the sections with the colours you want. Drop small amounts of the nail polish in and then move it around with a brush. Then leave to dry.
  5. Now they are dry flip them over and glue on your pin back. Pop on the top of the pin back and you are good to go.
  6. These pins are great for when you want to make your own designs into cute accessories, you can even turn your kid’s drawings into pins too!

DIY Patches

Credit: Jungle Creations

You will need:

  • Fabric
  • Fabric paint
  • Marker pen
  • Glue gun

 

Method:

  1. Draw your design onto the fabric with the marker pen and then fill it in with fabric paint.
  2. Cut out the design.
  3. Use your glue gun to apply glue to the back of the patch, and leave to set.
  4. Grab your garment or bag you want to put your patch on and place the patch on, then a tea towel or spare bit of fabric over the top. Then use an iron to apply heat to it, this will melt the glue and stick it! If your fabric doesn’t bond well then you can hand stitch the patch on instead.