Are your kids tired of their too plain and too boring looking clothes? It would be a waste to just scrap them when they’re still wearable. Then again, you also don’t want to force them to wear something they don’t want to.
Most kids would not mind what they wear but there are some who are born with high-class taste. Are you the parent blessed with a super style oriented kid? Or maybe YOU are the style oriented one and the clothes from store racks do not excite you anymore?
Well, you can always personalize your kids’ clothes! If your pretty nifty with a needle and thread, these ideas would be perfect for you! Check out these patch ideas!
Personalized Kids’ Clothes with Patches
Shirts and Onsies
Baby clothes can be expensive especially if they’re the fully designed ones. If you don’t want to spend more money on fully designed clothes that your baby will just easily outgrow, you can sew the designs yourself. This method is called the applique method. You can learn the basics of hand stitch applique by watching the video below.
Kids clothes can be passed down from one kid to another. Of course, you don’t want it to be obvious your younger kid is wearing something handed down to them. Add an appliqued design onto your kids’ clothes to make them seem brand new.
You can also do a mix of appliqued and layered stitch to the mix. I’m sure you consider your kids’ clothes before you even give birth. Have a onesie designing activity during your baby shower! It’s fun and you get more hands helping you personalize your kid’s clothes.
Patterns and patches can be bought online or even at your local textile shop. The stitching in this inspiration is pretty simple but if you don’t know much about sewing, you can follow videos online.
Pants and Skirts
Ripped jeans cannot be avoided when your kids are free to play outside. I cannot remember how many pairs I ripped on the knees when I was younger. Those were pleasant yet painful memories. Ripped jeans meant skinned knees as well.
Don’t throw away those ripped in the knees pairs of jeans. You can patch them up and make them look even cooler. It’s a cool way of personalizing your kids’ clothes.
Of course, we won’t limit it to just your kids playing outside. Even babies can rip their pants on the knees. They are crawling machines after all. The friction between their knees and the rough surface will eventually wear the fabric out. Patch them up ahead of time to save them the rubbing problem.
Or, you can make plain old looking jeans by adding crocheted lace patterns on the front! I love this.
How about DIY-ing a birthday tutu for your little girl on her special day? She can even wear this when you go out or on special occasions!
Check out this cool looking jacket. It looks cool enough to make a grown-up statement but the patches sewn onto it balances the need for identifying age. In other words, it’s grown-up and age appropriate at the same time.
Bibs can also be personalized as you can see from here. Again, patches and patterns can be bought online so you don’t have to have a hard time looking for them.
An outfit would not be complete without the right accessories. Make your kids’ bags stand out at school with some cool patches glued on the front. Fun, right?
This may take more time and patience but as you can see, the results are worth it. Yes, you can embroid shoes on your own. It’s really just like cross stitching.
There you have it, moms. Thirteen ways to personalize you kids’ clothes.
There are still plenty of other ideas online but we thought we’d help you get started. So, get your creative juices pumping, start watching those tutorial videos and use the heck out of your Pinterest account!