Sewing patches on your clothes can be done for a variety of reasons. The main reason why many teenagers consider sewing patches on their clothing is because it is quite fashionable. Sometimes you just have to – you have an unrepairable hole in your clothing, and this patch is your salvation.
Keep it on top, and the hole will almost vanish. A hole is unavoidable if the clothing is made of fabric, especially if you have children at home, are a gardener/tinker, or did an aggressive scrubbing and washing. They can be found on sleeves, pants, bags, backpacks, and, to the horror of it all, leather coats. Patches abound, whether they’re unique jean patches, cutesy sequin patches on blouses, or badges proclaiming your support for sports teams and the like.
Patches abound, whether they’re unique jean patches, cutesy sequin patches on blouses, or badges proclaiming your support for sports teams and the like. The storey didn’t end well – there was an unsightly hole in her otherwise flawless jeans. You can make any embroidered patch pattern you like and customise it to your liking. It was necessary for me to repair it. Patching jeans and other clothing can be done in a variety of ways. Patches are a fun and fashionable way to dress up a denim jacket or purse. Embroidered patches are simple to produce at home.
You may make a felt patch with glue or a pin with different edge stitching, for example. Experiment with these four methods for manufacturing DIY patches. While there are different ways to make patches, you’ll find that some of them can be mixed and matched.
Iron on patches
These are patches (embroidered and non-embroidered) that you may stick on using heat. The sticky back of these patches is activated when heat is applied. Some have a removable backing sheet, while others have a plasticky back. This is the simplest method for affixing patches.
How to attach the iron-on patch
Take the patch – you may either cut your plain patch into fun shapes or leave it as is.
Using a spray bottle, wet the back of the patch.
On top of the iron-on patch, place a piece of pressing cloth (any thin cotton material). This is to prevent the patch from being damaged by the heat.
To press evenly, use a hot iron. For around 20-30 seconds, iron.
Make sure your iron’s heat setting is for a cotton material. Patches on waterproof rainwear, leather, elastic materials, and nylon fabrics should not be ironed since the material may be destroyed by the heat.
The patch is made of fabric. Hand or machine appliqued on the front of the garment — hand applique (with turned under edges) uses a hand sewed a blanket stitch, while machine applique uses closely packed zig zag stitches around the edges of the patch.
Use a running stitch to secure the piece
If you have a lovely pre-made patch, this is the simplest way to apply it. To begin, use fabric glue or a glue stick to temporarily attach the patch. Sew along the patch’s border with a thread that matches the patch.
Patch with Reverse Applique
The term “reverse appliqué” refers to applique where the patch is placed on the back of the hole. The hole is stitched all the way around. The hole should be carved in the design’s shape. Satin stitches (close zigzag stitches) are most commonly used.
Set in patch stitched by hand
A set in the patch is a self-fabric or contrast-fabric patch sewn under the hole on the garment’s wrong side. This is stitched from the inside out.
Set-in Patch Sewing Instructions
Step 1: Prepare the hole by trimming away the ravelled thread and attempting to square it up.
Make a 1/4-inch slash in each corner. For the hole sides, you now have a 1/4 inch edge. Turn these edges under and tuck them in. Cut a square patch that is a little over 1/4 inch (almost 1/2 inch) larger on all sides. Turn all of the patch’s edges under 1/4 inch to the correct side and press. Keep this patch right side up under the hole. Check the direction of the weave of the fibres and align if feasible to match designs or stripes. Pin or better yet, baste in place. Hem the patch on the garment from the wrong side. Turn to the right side and use slip stitches to hem the hole edge to the patch.
Patch done by hand
This is a patch sewed from the right side of the garment, i.e. the face of the garment (self-fabric or contrast fabric). If you’re patching a thick cloth, use a thinner fabric for the overhand patch; otherwise, it will protrude.
Sewing an Overhand Patch
Make a square hole in the hole ( the existing hole should be made to look like a square) Cut a square of cloth that is slightly larger than the hole (1/2 inch). 1/4 inch of the edges should be pressed inside.
Maintain its position on top of the hole. Stitch down the edge with a basting stitch.
Turn the garment over so the wrong side is facing out. The hole’s edge and the cloth patch piece will be in contact. Make an overcast stitch all the way around the edge.
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