Vintage (& Modern) Patches (and Now Also Stickers!)

Kansas City, Missouri
27,624 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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About AwesomeWares

Sales 27,624
On Etsy since 2014

Vintage patches are our passion.

Having amassed a collection in excess of 65,000 vintage patches, Keith (the owner) decided it was time to resell some of the collection. For the past several years he has sold thousands of pieces here on Etsy and through other online and brick-and-mortar venues.

Shop members

  • Keith

    Owner, Photographer, Curator

    Self-Employed Engineer full-time. Patch collector (most of the rest of the time.) I've been sharing my collection through various venues for the past several years and now have established a presence on Etsy as well.

  • Patricia


    Patricia is invaluable to the endeavor and helps out in such a myriad of ways too numerous to list!

  • Caleb


    Caleb helps manage the massive inventory of 65,000+ items and lends some order to the chaos (usually). :-D As you might be able to tell from his picture, Caleb enjoys getting dirty. ;-)

Shop policies

Last updated on March 23, 2021
From humorous to historic, wacky to work shirt, funny to frilly - we have the patch(es) you've been looking for! Browse through our shop of over 4000 (and growing) AWESOME vintage and modern patches we have on offer.

Please note that our vintage patches are AUTHENTIC, original (and when applicable LICENSED) patches, not knock-off imitations.

Join thousands of satisfied past customers and order some patches today!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We will provide refunds for lost/damaged merchandise. Lost items will be refunded if item does not arrive within a month and after a lost mail report is filled by the customer with their local post office and the post office completes their investigation/search.

We will also accept returns for 30 days from date of shipment (minus shipping costs). Please contact us to arrange for a return.
Payment by DirectPay or Paypal is preferred.

We collect taxes on sales in Missouri.
We ship orders within 1 business day of payment (often same day).

Most domestic (USA) orders arrive in 5-6 business days or less. However, that can be very erratic depending on seasonal and weather factors affecting the postal service. Occasionally it may take up to 2 weeks to receive your order.

Priority mail upgraded shipping options are available for select listings if you need faster delivery. However, please understand that once we ship your order it is out of our hands and we can't control whether the USPS actually delivers it in a timely manner. Please consult their website for their estimated delivery times to your area. We ship from zip code 64119.

International orders typically take 8-14 business days to arrive. Again, it's out of our hands once it ships and it *COULD* take 4-6 weeks depending on destination, customs delays and other factors.

Any customs charges, duties, taxes or other charges related to importation of goods into your country are the responsibility of the buyer. We're not experts on International shipping laws, and we also don't collect any such monies on behalf of foreign countries, so it's up to you to know and understand any tariffs, taxes or other import charges you may face once the merchandise arrives.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of our items are vintage, so we usually cannot accommodate any request to customize an item to your preference. However, we can be on the lookout for an item you desire and let you know if we run across it in the future.


Please also understand that since these items are vintage, they may in fact show a little sign of wear, aging, or slight discoloration. If we list something as New Old Stock (NOS) or new, it will be in excellent condition. Any other characterization is subject to having some visible signs of degradation.


Most customers have success applying iron-on patches to their garments, however due to the age of some vintage patches and differences between manufacturers some people prefer to sew the patches on for a more secure application. Just keep in mind for vintage items that the glue is older and the fabric more susceptible to damage when handling.

But here is a general guide for applying iron-on patches.

Step 1: Set your hand iron at the hottest temperature setting. DO NOT USE STEAM DURING APPLICATION!
Step 2: Place your applique or embroidered patch in the desired position and place a pressing cloth (such as a handkerchief, sheet or pillowcase fabric) over top.
Step 3: Press the iron straight down for 35-45 seconds with as much constant pressure as possible. NO BACK AND FORTH.
Step 4: Turn the garment inside-out and repeat steps 2 & 3.
Step 5: Allow the applique or embroidered patch to cool down.