DIY: Basic Black Purse with Patches

DIY: Basic Black Purse with Patches

DIY Basic Purse with Patches

I’ve been wanting to customize a basic black purse with patches all winter. But life kinda got in the way and I never really got around to it….until now. When Tanger Outlet Southaven invited me to their TangerStyle VIP Blogger Event (my second time participating), I was super excited to attend. They gifted us local bloggers with gift cards for our ‘shopping spree’! And one of the items I ended up purchasing was this basic black purse and iron-on patches.

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This DIY is so super simple. All you need are patches of your choice, clear tape, adhesive (I used Shoo Goo), an applicator, and of course your basic smooth purse (empty). Decide your patch positions and use clear tape to temporarily hold them in place. One at a time, apply adhensive to the back of your patch using the applicator.  Carefully attach the patch to your purse. Press down with pressure for about 60 seconds. Follow these steps for the remainder of your patches. Once completed, let your purse/patches set overnight. And voila, you’ve got yourself a beautiful and creative (and expensive-looking) handbag!

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I would highly recommend using an inexpensive handbag for this DIY project. Or if you want to use a designer bag but don’t want to commit to glueing patches or just don’t want to fool around with adhesive, you can always use sticker-patches! The ’70’ patches are actually sticker-patches and they hold just as well as the adhesive! This store has really great patches that’s worth checking out. Pricey, but super cute!

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I can’t begin to tell you how many compliments I’ve received thus far on this bag. Those who inquire about it are pretty surprised I added the patches myself!

 DIY Basic Purse with Patches

Purse (c/o) | Patches (c/o) | Jacket (old) love this and this | Jeans | Tee | Shoes | Watch (c/o) | Earrings

So what do you think about adding patches to purses? Is this something you think you could possible try? I’d love to know your thoughts. Thank you so much for stopping by. And as always, have a beautiful day.


  1. Keshia
    March 21, 2018 / 9:45 am

    I like the purse. It’s a creative project that I’d like to do. Your jacket is pretty as well!

    • Candy
      March 21, 2018 / 9:50 am

      Thank you beautiful! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. But you know…

  2. March 21, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    Omg such great DIY idea! Love it! I’m going to try this!

  3. March 21, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    This is such a great spin on a classic piece. What a great idea! I am going to need to try this out. Thanks for the tip.

    • Candy
      March 21, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      And it’s so incredibly easy!

  4. March 22, 2018 / 3:10 am

    Wow, amazing! Adding patches to purses is a good idea! Looks easy and fun!

  5. March 22, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Brilliant idea. I truly love this. Ive got a plain bag and i am excited to try this as well.

  6. Sweet Southern Savings
    March 22, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    I think this is a great way to give a purse new life. I wish I had seen this before getting rid of some that had a blemish. I could have covered the spots.

  7. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    March 23, 2018 / 12:53 am

    Oh, my goodness!! Your DIY black purse looks really beautiful. You really did a great job. You gave your black purse a life.

  8. March 23, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    what a refreshing thought to make a simple black purse into a trendy!!! I have brown will try to do something creative like this.

  9. March 24, 2018 / 1:02 am

    You nailed it babe! Patched bags are It.
    Dolce and Gabbana and Aldo brands do it 🙂

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