Since making my generic Alien Crew Jacket I have had a lot of people ask me where I got my patches from, so I thought I’d share it in a blog post.
The reason I buy patches is that:
- I can buy a fitted shirt or jacket locally
- Because I can shop for a jacket, top or hat in person I know it will be comfortable and suit my shape
- I can decorate it with whatever patch or pin I’d like
Currently I have a fully decorated army green jacket suitable for autumn and spring with both Nostromo and Covenant Patches on it.
I am working on a navy blue jacket suited for autumn and winter, since the colour is a Bishop blue I have decided to stick to an Aliens and Alien 3 theme. Currently I am still trying to acquire the Marines Patches as they are only available to U.S Residents and the ones that do post to Australia are outrageously expensive.
Please be aware I am using links from the US Amazon Affiliate Program and all funds are re-invested into gifts or supporting artists in the community.
The most affordable way is to purchase a bundle, this is what I have done in the past and got some very good deals. Any spares can be given away or re-sold individually.
Buying a two pack has its advantages too, you can sew a patch on a cap as well as a jacket sleeve.
You can also purchase individual patches but sometimes can be more expensive.
If you’re not handy with a sewing needle and thread, you can take it to your local alterations shop. In Australia they usually charge between $20-$30 for sewing on a patch.
If you want to learn for yourself here is a handy how to from Instructables or if you prefer a video tutorial. Make sure you tag your finished product with @studioyutani or #studioyutani on instagram and I will repost your work!
If you want to make sure your patch is screen accurate please take note of the difference.
You can find more information about the comparison between the different patches available here.