Step 1. Find some good vintage / vintage style patches.
Step 2. Find a good Denim jacket
Step 3. Place the patches on the jacket to find an arrangement you like the best
Step 4. Tack or pin the patches on the jacket and try the jacket on. If the patches are on the back, ask a friend to take photos or you in the jacket, or if they are a similar size to you, ask the friend to try the jacket on for you to see how the patches look on the jacket.
Step 5. If you are not happy with the way they patches look on the jacket, take the tack stitches out and try the patches in different places. If you are happy, handstitch the patches on with small neat stitches.
This is my final arrangement!
What do you think of my patched denim jacket?