maybe it's because i was a teenager at a time when ripped jeans were in style, but i've always been attracted to a slightly disheveled look. patches are badges of honor for those pieces of clothing deemed worthy of a of love and devotion almost beyond what they can endure.
i'm on a mission to extend my devotion to the items already in my closet, and patching just makes my heart grow fonder. here are a few of my favorite patches.
one further tip: i like to pick patch fabric that is not too thick. when i use denim, it is quite lightweight denim...so as to avoid adding too much extra bulk or stiffness.
patches are functional in saving fabric from further ripping. they strengthen weakened spots, and they add a layer of story to a well-loved piece of our stories. love 'em.