How to Put Patches on a Jacket?

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Nowadays, customizing jackets with patches is becoming increasingly popular among DIY enthusiasts. Many young people add a patch to their jackets to make them stand out. As a custom patches manufacturer, we often need to provide embroidery patches to garment factories and discuss how to attach patches. In this blog post, we’ll explore two simple and effective methods to attach patches to a jacket. Let’s get started.

I. How to Attach Patches Without Sewing?

how to attach patches without sewing

The best way to attach a patch to a jacket without sewing is by ironing. The best materials of jackets for ironing on are denim, canvas, and letterman jackets. 

First, you need to prepare the following items:

Step 1: Pre heat the iron to 160 Centigrade, which is approximately 320°F.

Step 2: Lay your jacket flat on the table and try to make the jacket smooth.

Step 3: Place the patch at the position you want to cover. Note that this position must be flat for the patch to stick well.

Step 4: Place a soft cloth on the iron on patches and start ironing. Iron the patch for 10-15 seconds, then lift the iron and rest for 1 minute. Gently tear the edge of the patch. If the patch is firmly attached to your jacket, it means it’s secure. If the edge does not stick well, you only need to repeat the ironing for 10-15 seconds.

Please note: Do not tear the edge immediately. Wait until the patch cools down before trying to tear the edge.

Worry About whether the patch will be durable?

The answer is YES. The patch will stick firmly to the jacket. Iron-on patches are one of the most common types of patches because of their convenience and good use, and they are well-received by consumers. So, you don’t need to worry too much.

How Long Do Iron On Patches Last?


II. How to Sew a Patch on a Jacket by Hand?

sew a patch on a jacket by hand

If your patch is a sew on backing, you need to sew the patch. Here, we discuss how to manually sew patches.

You need to prepare the following materials:

  • Appropriate sizes of needles
  • Thread
  • Sew on patches
  • Jacket

Step 1: Lay your jacket flat on the table and try to make the jacket smooth.

Step 2: Determine the position of the patch, and use needles to sew the corners of the patch on jackets on to fix.

Step 3: The third step is to start sewing. If your jacket is thicker, it’s better to bring a topstitch needle to avoid injuring your fingers. Choose thread that matches the color of your patch, so even if your sewing isn’t perfect, it won’t be visible.

If your patch has a overlock border, start sewing along the inner line of the lock stitch around the patch. If your patch has a embroidery stitches border, sew along the inner line of the satin stitch.

sewing stitch with red thread

Sewing patches requires more patience. Slow down, try to make the needle movements smaller and more even, so the sewn patch looks better.

III. How to Put Patches on a Leather Jacket?

For a leather jacket, it’s best to use the sew on method to attach the patch. Don’t use iron on, because the high temperature will damage the leather and the patch won’t stick.

Step 1: Lay your jacket flat on the table and choose the position where you want to attach the patch.

Step 2: Open the inner lining of the leather jacket, pay attention: open the seam line, don’t destroy the inner lining.

Step 3: Start sewing. Refer to the steps above on how to sew patches to do it. If you have a sewing machine, that’s even better.

Step 4: After sewing the patch, sew the inner lining.

IV. Conclusion

After reading this article, I believe you can handle almost all kinds of patches. the methods are suitable for chenille patches, woven patches, leather patches. If you need to attach patches to your jacket, try our method.


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