I need to get around to doing an actual official how-to on this, but for now, I’ll just post pics of the finished products.
Recently I’ve been eyeballing those really cool “punk” style patches on Etsy, where it’s white ink screenprinted on black fabric. I love the way they look, and they’re super easy to safety pin or sew onto your jackets or clothes. However, some people are charging $5 plus shipping (or more!) for these patches, which considering the cost of materials, is a bit steep for my delicate budget.
So I went to Joann Fabrics and bought a half a yard of black cotton duck for about $5, and went to Michael’s Crafts and bought a white fabric paint marker for $3.99 (I think?). I know how to screenprint, and I’ve done it years in the past, but I just don’t have the time or room in my apartment to start setting up that kind of endeavor. I decided I’d be better off just hand drawing the images onto the fabric. Here’s some of what I’ve come up with:
:WUMPSCUT: – that’s a band, in case you didn’t know.
Zombie Hello Kitty
by request, a “personal pronounse” patch
Skinny Puppy band logo
If you have any kind of creative talent (thank you, four years of art school), this is a super easy project to play with. If you don’t think you’re all that creative, do what I did, and buy a $1.99 plastic stencil at the craft store, and use it to outline your letters and then just colour them in! The “Wumpscut” and “Personal Pronoun” patches were made with the same stencil.
Give it a try, and link me what you’ve made, I’d love to see your handiwork, and maybe do a future post featuring your creations! Get crafty!