Creative Ways to Use Cookie Cutters #7: Patches

how-to-make-a-patch-for-clothesAnother creative way to use a cookie cutter is to make decorations for your clothing. I will show you how to make a patch for clothes.

It all started one Sunday afternoon while resting on my bed. My daughter came up to me with a flower decal on her shirt. A light bulb went off inside my mind, and I asked her to go get the cookie cutter and put it against her shirt. Sure enough, the decal was exactly the same as the cookie cutter. I thought to myself, “You could easily make a decal for your clothes using a scrap of felt and some embellishments.”

I recommend using felt because you don’t need to hem it, and it won’t fray. Use the cookie cutter as a stencil to trace around on a piece of felt. Use a marker or pen if you can’t see pencil marks on the cloth. Cut the felt shape.

You can decorate the felt shape with fabric markers or sew a pattern with contrasting colors of thread. You can sew buttons, glitter, ribbon, or other embellishments onto your shape.

Using fabric glue, paste the felt shape onto a long or short-sleeve T-shirt that is boring and blah. Make sure you use color-coordinated fabrics for a beautiful result.

To make the T-shirt more durable, you will want to sew around the edge of the felt shape. This is a perfect simple sewing project for a child who is brave enough to use a pointy (not blunt) needle. Just sew a simple stitch up and down, all the way around the shape. Now you are finished. You may wear your masterpiece for everyone to enjoy.

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I can’t wait to show you idea #8! Stay tuned for something you can use to make birthdays special…

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8 Responses to “Creative Ways to Use Cookie Cutters #7: Patches”

  1. Wow Susan! This is clever and so creative! Such a neat idea.

    Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

  2. Rally L.C. says:

    Hi Susan!
    What a lovely DIY! I have to try it myself. Your daughter is so adorable, she looks just like you.
    Hugs,
    Rally

  3. Lisa Mallis says:

    Great idea! I love the tip about using felt – the fewer steps the better!!!!! Beautiful daughter – beautiful decal!

  4. TErri says:

    Great idea to use the felt.

  5. Michael says:

    I never would have thought of this….what a great idea Susan!

  6. Sophie Bowns says:

    I love your idea!
    You’re so arty!

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