How to Sew a Patch on a Uniform
Before you start sewing, wash, dry, and iron your uniform; if it’s a new uniform, wash and dry it once before sewing on the patch because cotton shrinks after the first wash. Many uniforms are made of cotton.
If you sew a patch onto your uniform before it has been washed, the fabric beneath the patch will shrink and pull your patch, bunching it. If you’re new to sewing, start with a piece of thread that is no longer than 18 inches (45cm).
Can you sew patches on with a sewing machine?
If your machine has a top and bottom thread, match the top thread to the edge of the patch where you’re sewing, and the bottom thread to the back of the material.
How do you iron a patch onto a sleeve?
Iron-on instructions for a patch
- Step 1: Preheat the area where the Patch will be applied. Step 2: Place the patch over the surface and press for 12 seconds with a heat press or 30 seconds with a household iron. Step 3: Do not move the iron around.
Is it better to sew or iron on a patch?
Sew on patches are also great because they give the garment on which the patch is attached more flexibility. For example, if you don’t want your patch to be stiff, you can have the iron on backing removed and the patch can flow a little with the fabric once it’s sewn on.
How do you put patches on without sewing?
Even if the patch isn’t iron-on, you might be able to attach it to your jacket without sewing if you use fabric glue. Most fabric glue is a simple application; apply it to the back of the patch and then stick it to the jacket.
How do you keep an iron on patch from falling off?
I recommend ironing the patch onto the garment with a medium hot iron while covering it with a thin handkerchief (or other thin fabric). Press down hard for a few seconds, then keep the iron moving to prevent sticking; repeat for 2u20133 minutes.
How do I display a patch?
13 Patch Display Ideas (DIY)
- Cloth Book.
- Flag with Fussy Cut Wooden Hanger.
- Framed Cork Board.
- Model Hide Rack Display.
- Poster Board and Hot Glue.
What should I put patches on?
Patches can be worn on just about anything, including jeans, jackets, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sneakers, bags, and even phone cases, and they can make you look anything from stylish and elegant to rebellious and bold!
What kind of needle do you use to sew patches?
Tips for Sewing Uniform Patches: On your sewing machine, use a larger sewing needle u2013 one designed for heavy-weight fabrics, such as a 90/14.