Queer Protection Patch - Made to Order
The words "protected by a force field of queer love" first came to D. a decade ago when they were a baby queer living alone for the first time. D. wrote the phrase on a piece of cardboard and placed it just inside the front door of their apartment, where it has stayed through several moves.
Now, we're offering this as a *made to order* hand-embroidered patch that you can sew or safety pin onto your favorite clothing or bag! All 5.5" x 7.5" patches are made using a cream-colored cotton fabric with a waffle texture, using cotton embroidery thread in a range of colors for the text and decorative border.
Choose from two options in the dropdown menu below: a patch with raw edges, or a patch with finished edges and a fabric backing.** Patches with finished edges will be slightly smaller than raw edged patches, measuring 5" x 7".
If you have a specific thread color request, please note it in the comments box when you order; we may not be able to match colors perfectly but I will do my best. If no requests are made, we will surprise you. Please note: as each item is unique and made by hand, there will be variations in text color, style/size, and/or embroidery styles. The photos shown are examples only and do not represent the exact patch you will recieve.
Patches are made from new-old-stock and secondhand materials to reduce environmental impact. These can be washed along with your clothing in cool water and air dried. Cost includes shipping in a small envelope via USPS First Class. Please allow 4-6 weeks for turnaround, though items may ship much faster.
** Color, pattern, and texture of backing fabric will vary. Choose a finished-edge patch for a cleaner look when sewn onto clothing, or a sturdier patch for heavier-duty items like bags and jackets. Raw-edged patches are great for framing, or for a more casual DIY look when sewn onto clothing.