Some say these outfits are best for High School. Well, not entirely necessary, they are good enough for casual use as well, and when said casual use, you can wear at any other places like restaurants and even at the club. Letterman Jackets are the ones that will not make you look weird when you wear at these particular places. They are designed to look completely different from the ones from high school.
These are the collections of leather varsity jackets, which some are of Red and Black, Navy Blue and Black and even some of celebrities as well. All are crafted in the same manner as what are seen in front of you.
How to make Letterman Jacket Patches
What you need:
- A piece of felt or cloth in the color of your choice!
- A contrasting color yarn
- Embroidery hoop
- Sharp needle
- Sticky glue
Choose a fabric of your choice. After you have done that, decide a design from what you have to put on the jacket. Once that is done, cut a small piece of fabric according to the frame/hoop. Stretch the fabric over the hoop and tighten it.
When it comes to writing a name to make it as the logo on the costume letterman jacket, you can make a stencil drawing of the letters, or you can paste a picture, on the fabric, that you have taken from the net. After you have done that, draw the picture on the fabric.
After you have mapped what you want to make, it’s time to choose a thread color that will be used to stitch over the name or image you have drawn.
It will look something like this after you have finished. To make it look more clean and professional cut off any extra edges from the back/ underneath the fabric.
Once you are happy with your stitching, remove the material from the frame and cut it into the shape you desire.It can either be square, circle or rectangle as these are most commonly used shapes for the logo.
To stick the logo, you can use glue to keep it in place. Later, once it is dried, you can stitch over the borders to make it more firm and durable.
You can use any stitching technique whether zig zag or simple/ straight to go over the edges as this will determine the durability of the varsity letterman jackets for men.
How to Make Custom Varsity Jackets
- Felt (chose the character for each color.)
- Contrasting colors of the fabrics and felt
- Sharp scissors
- Printing paper
- Pencil and pen
- Fabric pin (optional, but very useful!)
Please select what you want to type or draw. Make sure that its size would be good enough for your varsity jacket.
Once you have done with the letters you have entered, cut them! They serve as a template for you. You can obviously reprint the letters or draw to adjust the size according to your outfit to make them look bigger or smaller.
Take the stencil or template you have cut and place it on the felt with the help of a fabric pin. Then cut it using a pair of sharp scissors, this would be the jacket’s background layer.
Around the edge of each paper letter template, cut and trim 2-3 mm off. It will provide you the final layout on which you can work.
Align the trimmed letters on top of bigger layers and adjust the size as needed. The background layer should make the letter clearer to see. So do not trim it too much.
Apply letters at the back with a layer of glue and press evenly press it onto the larger letters. Repeat for each letter and let them dry.
Attach your letters to letterman jackets for girls/boys. There are many ways to solve this: use sticky glue and let them dry then sew it by hand or using a sewing machine. It is preferable to do it with a sewing machine, so you do not have to worry about the letters falling off. You can use different sewing styles to enhance the look of Varsity Jacket for girl or varsity letterman jackets for men.