Wednesday, January 2, 2013

DIY patches by Andrea Crews for Uniqlo

Last month, Uniqlo teamed up with Andrea Crews, a Parisian artististic collective, to create 'Christmas Dream by Andrea Crews for Uniqlo'. A collection of iron-on patches, they enable you to personalise your Uniqlo pieces in an instant.

For Uniqlo's Pinterest page, Bargainista Fashionista customised a Uniqlo jacket with an Andrea Crews patch for one of its Pinterest boards. Here's your quick and easy step-by-step guide to DIY personalisation…

1. Christmas Dream by Andrea Crews for Uniqlo is a collection of iron-on patches in five different designs priced at £1.90 each. Which is your favourite design?

2. I chose to personalise this varsity jacket by G.V.G.V. for Uniqlo's Designers Invitation Project. This style has been everywhere this season and it's a great buy for £79.90.

3. The Andrea Crews patches are iron-on, making it quick and easy to customise your wardrobe. However, I'm going to sew mine on so that it gives me the flexibility to remove it and use it on another garment if I wish.

4. Pin your chosen patch in position. I've placed mine on the spot where many varsity jackets feature their team's initials, but it would look just as good on the yoke, on the arm of a sleeve or a pocket. You can iron it on by turning your garment inside out and pressing on the back of the patch with an iron for 20 seconds or, like me, stitch it in place with a needle and thread. It only takes 5-10 minutes.

5. Ta-da! My finished personalised varsity jacket. By the way, you don't have to be great at sewing as the edge of the patch hides any wonky stitching and, if you like to chop and change your wardrobe, sewing is less permanent than ironing-on so you get multiple opportunities to re-use your patch.

What would you customise and how? Let me know. And let me know what you think of my Pinterest board for Uniqlo, too.


  1. Those patches are cute, I like the gift one with the red ribbon and bow :-)
    I notice that bomber jackets are the new blazer, but I'm yet to see an outfit that doesn't look casual bordering on scruffy, and they're so masculine :-(
    I remain open-minded for the time being but need to be converted to the bomber brigade as of yet!

    Erika @

  2. Love this idea, so much fun to customise clothes and to create something unique and individual. This has definitely inspired me to check out the charity shops for a jacket to patch up!

  3. Wow! I really admire the valuable ideas on jacket patches you have been able to share us through this post.



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