“Woe is me.” – me looking in my closet a few days before Christmas deciding that I’ve got nothing to wear.
Tossing my usual dramatics aside, I came up with a DIY last-minute that’s surprisingly easy and the perfect amount of festive and fashionable. Catch me wearing this on Christmas morning sipping on my Gingerbread Tea Latte.
You can choose your color combinations and any word or phrase you’d like to whip up this DIY holiday patch sweatshirt, so it’s completely custom to you!
What You Need
How to Make It
- Plug in your iron, and start laying out your letters on your sweatshirt. Finding the perfect placement can be tricky, so I just made sure equal distance was on both ends of my phrase (ex. in my case, there were 6.5 inches from the edge of the sweatshirt to the edge of my end letters).
- Once you’re happy with your placement and the iron is hot, gently lay your hand towel or fabric over the letters you’re going to iron. Hint: Having the hand towel or fabric between your iron and the patches keeps the patches from melting to your iron.
- Hold the iron down with equal pressure on as large of an area as you can for 60 seconds. Don’t move the iron around as you hold it because that could move your letters around.
- Continue step 3 until you’ve ironed the entire word/phrase.
- Lift up the hand towel gently and check the edges of your patches to make sure they’re fully stuck. If they aren’t, repeat step 3 again on those areas.
- Once your letters are in adhered nicely on the front, turn your sweatshirt inside out.
- Hold the iron down on the backside of the sweatshirt to give the patches a little more chance to really stick to your fabric. I only held down for about 30 seconds for this step.
- Turn your sweatshirt inside out and style it!
The holiday season is busy enough, so a quick DIY like this won’t set you over the edge when you’re thinking about how many presents you still need to wrap (or buy – I’m not judging). If you try your hand at this DIY holiday patch sweatshirt, show me in the comments or on Instagram by tagging @taylordunworth or #diywithtaylordunworth on your Instagram post!