View Full Version : America's jacket patch & "50"

02-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Hey, does anyone possibly have any suggestions of what kind of material I should use to make the little airplane & "50" on America's bomber jacket? ; w;

Sorry for the short post, I just want some suggestions before I run off to figure this out on my own. I usually kick myself in the ass over my own decisions.

Thanks! <3

02-01-2011, 06:40 PM
Depends. What's your budget, and how artistic are you? I'm going to assume "cheap" and "moderately so."

Last time I had to improv a patch, I used fabric puff paint, a reference, and cheap 10-cent felt from the craft store. Pick a good basic color (dominant color, or the lightest one), cut out the shape, and fill in the detail with fabric paint. Go slowly, give it time to dry and layer the paint on if you need to. Takes a total of a few hours since you need drying time in between, but you can pop out a number of patches for very little money, and use the felt and paints for other things later. For reference, I used 'puff' paints (put on thinly) so I just used the tip to guide my work. I made a Shinra patch for a Cid and Shera using this method and it cost like two bucks the night before I left for the con.

Hope that's helpful!

02-01-2011, 11:37 PM
Well, I'm willing to spend. I'd just like to keep it kinda cheapish, considering it's just two parts (that aren't even required) on the costume.

Wow, I'll be sure to keep that in mind. :v I'll check for some of those paints next time I'm out~.

02-02-2011, 02:15 AM
I used paints on mine...

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs691.snc4/63135_168138246560022_100000915444590_328003_71164 48_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1189.snc4/154187_168138629893317_100000915444590_328012_2861 754_n.jpg

It looks great in photos, but i need to touch it up A LOT.

Cheap and easy c:

02-05-2011, 07:59 PM
What I did (for the number at least, don't have the plane patch!) is get some iron-ons for the numbers. Big white ones.
Then you iron them on to white or brown felt, and sew those on to the back!
I get loads of compliments on my jacket, and the method's got great staying power (I haven't had to even think about reworking it since we finished it, and it's gotten some wear in the past few months!

02-09-2011, 01:38 PM
I appliqued pleather onto mine. I made templates out of paper, then cut the fabric in the shape. I used a scrap of yellow cotton that I had lying around for the star.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/165228_1799480708826_1294038980_2111887_4279909_n. jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/164373_1799480268815_1294038980_2111885_2669760_n. jpg

02-11-2011, 11:55 PM
White Duct tape does wonders... lolololol