This summer was cute.

Summer 2015 lives on (my jacket)!

As America’s Number One Sensitive Soul, I couldn’t help but incorporate some of this summer’s most special moments into my style. With this super-simple DIY, you can adorn any article of clothing with your favorite memories, too. Let’s go!

What you’ll need:

  • A jacket, T-shirt, or any other item of clothing you want to put patches on.
  • Scraps of fabric
  • Fabric markers or regular markers
  • Iron-on transfer paper
  • A color printer (If you don’t have one at home, ask if you can use one at school or the library!)
  • An iron
  • Scissors
  • Store-bought patches (optional)
  • Fabric glue, a hot-glue gun, or a needle and thread

Step One

Refer to this photo for Step One through Step Three.

Refer to this photo for Step One through Step Three.

Using scraps of fabric, cut out some simple shapes and make your own custom patches with a fabric marker. I cut a circle out of white fabric and drew my favorite pattern of the summer on it. On another circle, I wrote the date of a fun memory from earlier this year. Then I cut a square of red fabric and wrote a Babeo Baggins quote that feels symbolic of my summer.

Step Two

Choose some of your most aesthetically pleasing summer photos, then print them out on iron-on transfer paper. Cut out each photo.

Step Three

Gather up any cute patches you have around your room, like these embroidered roses.

Step Four


Iron the iron-on patches onto a piece of fabric (I used muslin), let them cool, then carefully peel off the transfer paper.

Step Five


Cut the iron-on patches out of the fabric. Don’t they look like little Polaroid snaps?

Step Six


Arrange all of your patches on whatever clothes you want to decorate, then glue, pin, or sew them down. (In typical Sensitive Soul–fashion, I decided to wear my memories on my sleeves.)


All done! Now you can hold on to those summer feelings forever. ♦