July 21, 2021
When’s the last time you stepped outside just to feel the sunshine on your face? With more hours of sunlight than usual and warm (maybe too warm?) weather, summer is something worth celebrating all season long.
Sure, typical summer staples like sunglasses, sundresses, and sunhats are great… but it doesn’t take much to turn a basic everyday outfit into a summer statement. Little details can transform any article of clothing into a true seasonal staple – one that’s easy to transition from season to season. (Plus, they make a subtle statement that’s not too in-your-face!)
Sunny patches and pins are adorable accessories for all ages and genders. They’re bright enough to catch people’s eyes, yet neutral enough to work with just about any outfit – making them a great product for your online store’s next summer collection! And with an easily removable backing, they can be taken off at the end of the season without altering the look of the original clothing or accessory.
Over the years, we’ve created plenty of sunny patches and pins to help clothing and accessories transition seamlessly into the summer season. We’ll share a few photos of each and point out the little details that make each one special. Let them inspire you to create your own sunny custom patches or pins!
Here are a few of our favorite sunny patches and pins we’ve created for past clients over the years. Whether you create them to promote a summertime event, add color to a plain jacket, or simply bring a smile to people’s faces, they’re sure to spread a little sunshine.
We love this clever twist on the iconic heart eyes emoji. This small yet mighty pin features Its soft enamel pin design allows for a colorful, textured look. We love how the muted yellow looks paired with the metallic gold finish, and how the bright red eyes pop. This pin would look great on a denim jacket or baseball cap!
Have a big summer event coming up? Commemorate the occasion by handing out custom enamel pins! We love how this client mixed colors, fonts, and tropical details in this summery pin. The metallic gold finish really pops against the stark white and teal color palette, and the letters are large enough to be clearly legible. Plus, those palm tree details add an extra seasonal touch! This pin’s cute enough to be worn long after the event is over.
Patches aren’t just for covering holes – they also make a beautiful addition to jean jackets, backpacks, baseball caps, and more. This brightly colored embroidered patch features a pretty sunshine design with pink, orange, and two shades of yellow thread. We love how the yellow pops against the pink background and border. This patch was made with a classic iron-on backing, but feel free to opt for a removable backing if you’d prefer this patch to be reserved mainly for summer.
Your patch doesn’t need to have tons of color to make a statement. Sometimes, using just two contrasting colors with a simple design is just as effective. (Plus, using just a few thread colors can help you save money!) This embroidered patch takes a classic yellow and white sunshine palette and keeps it fresh by inverting the colors. The dog shape in the middle makes it perfect for animal lovers and pet owners alike.
Sometimes, less really is more! We love how this pin takes a basic sunshine shape and adds just a touch of personality. The black details and gold finish look great against the yellow and orange enamel. This pin would stand out beautifully against a blue denim jacket or a canvas-colored tote bag.
What’s happier than sunshine? How about a sun that’s smiling big? This adorable sun pin features an easy-to-wear circular shape, a classic yellow and orange color palette, and a cute cartoon smiling face in the center. Its soft enamel construction adds an element of texture and smoothness, with shiny gold accents. This happy sun pin would make a great addition to a kid’s backpack!
Looking for other ways you could incorporate a fun sunshiney design? Here at The/Studio, we offer plenty of other custom product options in addition to pins and patches. Here are a few other ideas of sunny products you could create:
Ready to start creating your very own sunny custom patches, pins, or other products? You’re in the right place! Head over to The/Studio’s DIY product creation tool to start a new project. There, you’ll be able to select the type of product you want to create, customize it, upload your very own design, and end up with a product your customers will absolutely love. Start the process here.