Patches are a simple way to customize any garment, but they are also used to showcase one’s interest, hobbies, and membership in any organization or club. Patches are also a great way to customize your leather jacket. Patches your leather jacket is not a complicated job as long as you have all the required material, equipment and you are creative enough to customize your jacket.
Iron-on patches are most recommended to use but adhesive backing is not always the right option to use because if you use iron on your leather jacket, you might scorch your jacket. So, the finest way to apply Iron-on patches to your leather jacket is by sewing or gluing.
How To Glue Patches On Leather Jacket
The right amount and using the correct type of glue is a fast and straightforward way to applying patches to a leather jacket. If you want to use fabric glue on your jacket, always use permanent glue and good-quality glue. As some glue can discolor the leather. Some glue can also come off after multiple washes. Using fabric glue is very important.
How To Sew Patches On Leather Jacket
Hand sew patches or using a sewing machine is the most reliable way to applying the patches to your leather jacket. It is important to use transparent nylon or polyester thread and a sturdy needle is suitable for leather jackets. Cotton threads are a big no for leather because if you remove your patch, you will find multiple holes on your jacket where the patch once was. The proper way to sew your patch is, lay down your leather jacket on the table and decide where to sew. Once you know the place, secure it with the pins and start sewing the patch. After done with sewing you remove secured pins and it’s ready to wear. Everyone has their way of stitching. Do your’s and get even more stylish.
Tips on sewing the patch
- You must have all the required materials.
- Before start sewing, remove the lining of the jacket to run your hand under it when you sew on the patch.
- Use a heavy-duty needle and thimble to protect your fingertips.
- If you can’t remove the lining, try to keep it smooth and centered.
- Close stitching is very important.