This is a work in progress, nothing is sewn on yet I’m just planning stuff out. I still have a few more patches and badges to buy. Also waiting on a bunch of studs to come in the mail and I need to order some spikes for the shoulders and collar.
I’m going for more of a modern-day pop/punk punk/rock style with a feminine touch. I know it’s not much like the rest of the vests on this blog but I often drop by here for inspiration.
Any tips on how to evenly space studs? I'm making something for someone and I want it to be perfect!
Maybe you could make a template? Could be just with the distance between two studs or with the position for every single stud (the second giving a better result, probably). Just put it over the jacket while studdin’ (ha) and it should help out little. I hope it works. Cheers! -JesseJane
what is the skull logo on the back of your icon picture? what is it from?
… The Misfits’ logo on the back of a jacket worn in a 2NE1 clip? Which, by the way, is one of the coolest jackets I’ve ever seen - though I wouldn’t personally say the same about the band. Cheers -TheOldJesseJane
Can anyone give some advice on how to make good stencils for patches? I firstly made mine out of paper, and had to cut them out with a kitchen knife. They worked, but were a PAIN to work with. So fiddly!! Advice? :)
Huh… use a sturdier material and cut it with something proper for that, like a x-acto knife or at least a pair of scissors? You should notie a LOT of improvement. My final tip is to use something - like spray glue - to fiz the stencil in place while painting life gets A LOT easier with thst. cheers.
Hey I painted my leather recently (2-3 days ago) with Elmers painters which I've heard are good since they're acrylic, but the paints chipping and waring off. Now, I forgot to clean the leather and lightly sand it before painting, is that all I have to do when I re-paint it to keep the paint from waring off? (I plan on letting the pant ware off and then re paint it again.)
It will eventually chip off anyway. But using really thin paint coats can help it last a lot longer. Cheers. -JesseJane
A better way to use a t shirt as a patch is to use spray glue, a lot of it. Then lay it on your vest or whatever and let it dry a bit then go over it with an iron. The glue makes it easier to sew and it'll make the cloth last longer, I've got a vest I've had since 96 that the patch is still on an still in good shape.
crowhitewolf: Made this out of an old brown leather jacket given to me by a friend. First thing to do was to paint it black, then add some white and red bits. All using some cheap acrylic sprays, so it’s crumbling down as we speak. Only different from final product is the removed patches (since you have cunts trying to rip them off and steal them when drunk) and added D.R.I. and Carnivore. The band on the back is Trula Koalicija (Rotten Coalition), the symbol is a mix of Swastika and Red Star to symbolise far left and far right is all the same bullshit used to manipulate people for their own goals.
to the one asking about turning a shirt into a patch, i'd recomend you to stick some ducttape on the back, especialy if it's big. it's a pain to sew, but it makes it stronger. did that with my backpatch.