I’ve been sewing a lot of Sun Totes this summer and wanted a way to personalize them a bit! Adding iron-on patches to the Sun Tote is such a fun and easy project. When sourcing patches I thought I would round up some of my favorite resources. You can find and shop more patches on our Pinterest board and links to online shops below.


Check your local fabric shop

I’d love to suggest your local indie fabric shop for iron-on patches. I saw on Instagram that Harmony had patches in stock. I contacted them via DM, and they were super helpful. I was able to order a few over patches on the phone and received them shortly after.


Antiquaira has some of my favorite patches, along with craft and office supplies. The patches are lovely, and I’ve seen them sold at several indie sewing shops. 

Noteworthy Paper & Press

Noteworthy Paper & Press is another curated site with an excellent selection of patches and pins. The Sun Tote is the perfect backdrop for a collection of either.

Wildflower Co.

Wildflower Co. has an extensive selection of patches. I love the idea of adding a name on a tote with iron-on letters.

Idlewild Co.

I found a few patches on Idlewild Co. I especially love the La Joy patch.

Free People

If you’re having a hard time finding patches that go together, I love these patch sets from Free People.


Etsy has such a great selection of patches, and you are sure to find something that will fit your interests from indie makers worldwide.

Our Iron on Pinterest Board

We have rounded up direct links to all of the iron-on patches listed here, plus so many more on our Pinterest board. We’ll continue to add to this over time, so feel free to save and follow along. 


Here’s how a few of my Sun Totes turned out. I love the extra detail the patches added. If you make Sun Tote, be sure to share it with us by tagging @chalkandnotch.