How to Attach Patches on Your Clothes

Ordering a tailored piece of clothes is expensive; sewing it yourself is time-consuming; every piece of clothing in stores is the same, and we want uniqueness so much… Embroidery is the solution to this problem!

Why you need patches

First of all, clothes tend to wear down; sometimes layers of fabric thin out, and sometimes we get a hole in the fabric (especially if we’ve been wearing this or that piece of clothing for too long or were doing hard work in it). Patches cover the hole and damaged fabric, making your clothes look as new!

Moreover, patches make your clothes unique – you choose what patch to use on what item of clothing. And finally, you can express yourself more with themed patches; for example, with the ones of your favorite band or movie.

Ways to attach a patch

The method you need to use to attach a patch on clothes depends on three factors: the patch itself, the fabric, and the placing.

Iron on patches

This is probably the easiest type of patch to attach. They have an adhesive backing that is activated by heat. You need to apply the patch to the needed area and press it with iron long enough for the adhesive to attach to the fabric.

Sew-on patches

In other cases, you need to sew the patch on the fabric yourself either with a sewing machine or manually. To do it correctly, pin the patch to the fabric, and only then start sewing. Make sure no strings stick out from under the patch.

Delicate fabrics

You can’t really use iron-on patches with silk and similar delicate fabrics since it will damage the clothes. Also, you might make holes with a needle while sewing. To prevent it, use the thinnest needle you have.

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