Biker Patches: How Should They Be Stitched On

Although most of today’s modern biker patches come with a heat-sensitive adhesive backing, there are still times when stitching patches is more appropriate. Trying to attach these biker patches to leather is a good example. So what is the best way to sew patches on so that they are going to look great for a long time? There are a number of things that can be done in order to ensure that these patches are stitched on in a high quality manner.

It is not a good idea to use a sewing machine in order to stitch patches on to items. Although it is really handy to use a sewing machine because of how quick and convenient it is, it is also very tricky to keep the patch in place while you are sewing so you should not do this unless you are an expert with sewing patches onto things.

If the material that you will be sewing on to is nylon, vinyl or leather then this is especially true. If you ask the experts they will say that it is much better to use the old fashioned method of hand sewing instead.

Second, you should work at a table and lay the garment as flat as possible during the stitching process. You may find that if you do not keep the garment completely still while you are sewing then you may be left with gathering which does not look very nice. However, it is much less likely that you will have this gathering if you keep the garment as flat as you can.

You will also find that the stitching you use is extremely important. If you want to make sure that the patch is kept secure all the way around then you need to use the blanket stitch. It is this stitch that will help to avoid curling edges. Because this stitching is quite strong, you can be sure that the patch will stay where it is forever if you do it correctly.

If you’re not familiar with the blanket stitch there are plenty of videos online that demonstrate the technique nicely.

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