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Patches, Pins & Buttons

for Bad-Ass, Body Positive Feminists

Patches, Pins & Buttons for bad-ass body positive feminists!

For the last 5 years I have had one of the raddest backpacks in the world. It’s grey-wash faux denim, huge in size (like, Mary Poppins would be jelly kind of huge) and I procured it for the measly sum of $5 at a discount outlet when I very first moved to Melbourne.

I covered it in patches and buttons (or “badges”, as we call the latter here in Australia), and every time a hole or tear would pop up, I will dutiful mend it. And then the straps started breaking. And then the entire base of the bag started to wear so thin I would have needed to replace the entire panel. This last stage happened right before I went to America, and whilst there I bought another version of the coolest backpack in the world.

Now i’m home and I think it’s time to just let bygones be bygones. I’m trying to be less attached to material possessions (probably a residual effect of going to boarding school at the age of 6), so i’ve decided to say goodbye to my old backpack. But! One of the joys of covering it in patches and pins is that I can strip them off and reuse them in some sort of a re-incarnation of my once precious side-kick.

I’ve been wanting to add to the collection, so have been doing a little research and have found A WORLD of the most amazingly awesome patches, pins & buttons that money can buy. I was mostly searching for “feminist” and “body positive”, but hey some of these are just totally epic in a way that embodies the essence of being a bopo feminist (even if not in direct relation).

So without further ado, feast your eyes on my wishlist (in no particular order) of sensational decorative embellishments!

1. “Support Your Local Girl Gang” by halfstitchembroidery

SupportYourLocalGirlGang-halfstitchesembroidery

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. “DIY or DIE” by owlbus

DIYorDIE-owlbus

Availble on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. “Whatever Forever” by Sarah M Lyons

WhateverForever-SaraMLyons

Available via Sarah M Lyons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. “Sounds Like Bullshit To Me” via LostThenFoundPatches

SoundsLikeBull-LostThenFoundPatches

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. “Eat Cake” by Kaylyn Weir x Little Arrow Studio

EatCake-LittleArrowStudio

Available via Little Arrow Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. “Hairy Legs” by TheFeltedFaun

HairyLegs-TheFeltedFaun

Available on Etsy

7. “100% Organic Whoop Ass” by dahliasoleil

CanOfWhoopAss-dahliasoleil

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. “Double Trouble” by Gemma Flack

DoubleTrouble-GemmaFlack

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. “Back Fat is Bitchin'” by kirstywinters

BackFatIsBitchin-kirstywinters

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. “Pucker Up, Creep” by Sugarbones

PuckerUp-Sugarbones

Available via Sugarbones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. “My Cup of Tea” by ModernGirlBlitz

SmashingThePatriarchy-ModernGirlBlitz

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. “Bloody Hell” by Live Sick Die Ill

BloodyHell-LiveSickDieIll

Available via Live Sick Die Ill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. “Catcall Me and I’ll Key Your Car, Motherfuck” by Live Sick Die Ill (because I just can’t get enough of their stuff)

Catcall-LiveSickDieIll

Available via Live Sick Die Ill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. “Riots Not Diets” by TheNerdyFeminist

RiotsNotDiets-TheNerdyFeminist

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. “Pit Hair – Don’t Care” by CreepyGals

PitHair-CreepyGals

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. “Make Herstory” by HexYourself

MakeHerstory-HexYourself

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. “Carb Queen” by Sabre Tooth Dream

CarbQueen-SabreToothDream

Available via Sabre Tooth Dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. “Bad Luck Babe” by Sick Girls Official

BadLuckBabe-SickGirls

Available via Sick Girls Official

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. “Fight Like a Girl” by Jade Boylan

FightLikeAGirl-JadeBoylan

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20. “Beat It, Creep” by Lillian Cuda

BeatItCreep-LillianCuda

Available via Lillian Cuda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21. “Feminist” by kateslittlestore

Feminist-kateslittlestore

Available on Etsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you already own any of these? Or do you have any hot tips on other indie patch and pin creators that I can stalk?

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  • AngryJenny

    (new follower as of five minutes ago and already loving your deal.) <3

    These patches are awesome! I just found your blog through a plus size fashion group I'm in. I am American and live in the Netherlands, where I find it a constant challenge to find anything to wear that isn't on the wrong side of gaudy and tent-like.

    Anyway. Just wanted to say hi!

    • Hi AngryJenny!! Thanks so much for the gorgeous comment!! I would absolutely ADORE to visit the Netherlands!! So you find the shopping there much harder than in America? Because I lived in America for 6 months last year and was surprised at how hard I found it there too – I had the impression is was going to be a mecca of fat fashion! Oh cool – which PS fashion group is that? Much love to you! xx

  • We’re very much on the same age, I’ve been hankering to put together a round up of some of the best pins and patches I’ve been crushing on!!! This is a great selection!

    • Haha we’re always on the same page!! I can’t wait to see your list 🙂

  • This has inspired me to get to work on my denim vest!