You have just received or produced the best custom patch for your clothing and cannot help but imagine how it would go on that piece. What scares you is the risk of ruining the patch when you’re sewing it on your clothes.
But your fears will vanish once you go through the steps below and learn how to sew on a patch.
Buckle up and continue reading!
Step By Step Guide To Sewing On A Patch
Now we are going to briefly discuss on how to sew on a patch in five simple steps.
Step 1: Deciding Where to Put The Patch
Starting off with the basics, where are you actually putting the patch? Will it be covering a hole or a tear? If yes, then do make sure that the size of the patch is enough to cover it completely.
If you are planning to use the patch to cover a tear, make sure that the hole is cleaned up before sewing the patch on. Moreover, it is up to you to make sure you remove all the threads that are around the hole so that the patch gets sewn on without any wedges.
Step 2: Straighten Out The Area
For this step, you would have to make sure what the type of your patch is. For example, if you have an iron-on patch, all you need to do is iron it on the piece of cloth you want it to be. Easy enough, right?
Furthermore, experts claim that it is better to sew even iron on patches. This is because iron-on patches lose their grip after going through a wash a few times and start to come off from the sides.
Step 3: Putting The Thread In The Needle
Time to get onto the most difficult part, which is to put the thread into your needle!
This may take ages to do or seconds if you’re an expert. Remember to choose a thread that contrasts well with your patch. Do not use colors that will make your patch look dull or colors that would steal your patch’s thunder.
Put the thread into the needle, double it out and then tie a knot so that it stays intact throughout the sewing process.
Step 4: Backstitching
Start anywhere! There is no perfect place to start sewing your patch and you can go from anywhere you want.
However, most people start off by piercing the needle upwards through the fabric and pulling the needle up till a point where the knot is tied on the other side. Then, they make a backstitch by moving a quarter of an inch to the right from where the needle came out and pushing it into the fabric all the way in.
The next thing to do is to move the needle precisely a quarter of an inch left of the first stitch so that the needle comes back to the spot from where the stitching started.
Step 5: Cutting Your Threads Once You Are Done
Once you are done with the sewing, tie a knot around the end of the thread and tighten it. This will enable you to get rid of the thread and move toward the last part of the process.
As the knot is made, cut the thread from the other side, and finish off your patch. Get rid of any extra threads that may be showing off from the sides to further polish the work.
Congratulations! Once this is done, you have successfully sewn your first patch. Hopefully, you now feel confident about your sewing skills and can easily get the job done.
So, ready to start sewing? What are you waiting for? Browse through the broad collection of patches at Masters Custom Patches and get to your first sewing assignment. Good luck!