Sew a Patch on a Jacket




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When I sew a patch on a jacket I go BIG! Learn to easily sew a patch onto a jacket, pants, or any fabric. This tutorial covers both sew-on patches and iron-on patches.

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Step 1: Materials

This is a very simple project. All you need is:

  • thick fabric (I used a denim jacket)
  • some patches: I bought mine at The Cheap Place and Amazon
  • thread
  • a strong needle (but not too thick)

Step 2: Iron on Patches

Iron on patches are fairly simple to use. Follow the instructions on the patch. Some of them have peel off backings and some you can just iron directly on.

Step 3: Hand Sew Patch

To hand sew a patch you will need a needle and thread. First, place the patch on the jacket where you want it to go and attach with pins to keep the patch stable. Next, do a basic running stitch around the edge of the patch. Here is a tutorial for a running stitch. If your Jacket and patch are thick you may need to pull the needle all the way through the back of the jacket and then pull it back through the front instead of the fluid motion used in the video (it will still be the same stitch). I recommend using a thimble - I forgot to and got quite the blister on my thumb (no fun!!).

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    7 Discussions


    Question 7 months ago

    How do you machine sew on a patch on a lined jacket


    3 years ago

    Great one! I purchased mine from Staribbon shop on Etsy.


    3 years ago

    patches, saving your life since too many years.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool instructable! I was wondering whether the Instructable patched that we get are Iron on patches or not?

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