Coachella Inspired DIY How to Make Patches Using Inkjet Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl

DIY Flower Patch Tutorial: How to Use Inkjet Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl

Hello! Sam from the Pretty Life Girls here with another fun Silhouette Cameo project to share. Patches are a timeless way to customize your summer apparel to get that grunge look, perfect for festival wear. If you've ever thought about making your own, this step by step tutorial is for you! Thanks to Inkjet Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl, these DIY patches are so simple to make, and adding some stitching gives them the perfect finishing touch.

Estimated Time: 60 minutes (Intermediate)

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

Step 1: Open the image you would like printed on your patch in Silhouette Studio (I used an image from this), and adjust the size to your preference.

Step 3: Turn on registration marks. Then print on the Printable Heat Transfer Material using your inkjet printer. After printing, load the Printable Heat Transfer Material in your Silhouette CAMEO, and cut.

Step 3: Turn on registration marks. Then print on the Printable Heat Transfer Material using your inkjet printer. After printing, load the Printable Heat Transfer Material in your Silhouette CAMEO, and cut.

Step 4: Remove the backing of the Printable Heat Transfer Material.

Step 5: Place the Printable Heat Transfer Material, image side up, on the canvas material (I cut up an old tote bag for my canvas). Cover with teflon sheet, and heat with dry iron.

Step 6: Remove the teflon sheet and cut the canvas to the Printable Heat Transfer Material circle.

Step 6: Stitch with embroidery floss around the outside edge of the circle.

Step 7: Cut Heat N Bond to fit the patch and iron it on the back.

Step 8: Remove the Heat N Bond backing, then apply the patch to the hat. If there are any spots that aren’t sticking well enough with the Heat N Bond, you can use hot glue. For tips on ironing on hats, check out DIY March Madness Project: How to Apply Heat Transfer Vinyl on a Cotton Hat.

And then you have a seriously cute hat with a seriously cute patch that YOU made! You can put this patch on pretty much anything in your closet. Add it to a jacket, jeans, shorts, a tote bag, t-shirt, you name it!

I had a blast working with Craftables Printable Heat Transfer Material for this project, and I hope you enjoyed learning more about it!

For more project inspiration check out the Craftables blog or the Pretty Life Girls blog. Happy crafting!

About the Author

The Pretty Life Girls

The Pretty Life Girls is a blog about babies and sugar and paint and twirly dresses, written by two sisters who love all things pretty. Liz is a momma of two who lives in New Orleans. She has a Master’s Degree in Technical Communication and has embraced the fact that she is a diet coke addict and a bookworm. Sam lives in Utah and is a momma of two with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and has a weakness for thrift stores, succulents, and colorful tights.