How To Sew On A Custom Patch

May 23, 2013

How to Sew on a Custom Patch

If you didn’t pay attention or  you fell asleep during Home Ec class  ,  then you probably missed the section of the class where they taught you how to sew. Now that you have ordered a custom patch with a sew-on backing ,  your probably wishing that you had paid attention in Home Ec class but no need to fear Hero Patches is here! I am going to give you step by step direction on how to sew on a custom embroidered patch. After reading this blog , you will have the confidence and skills to sew on your custom insignia with no hassle!

Items you will need:
Custom Patch
Article of clothing that the patch will adhere to
Thread (needs to be the same color of the clothing or the color of the edge of the patch)

Step 1: Make sure that your clothing has been washed , dried and ironed before you begin. Iron the area of clothing that the patch will be placed before sewing.

Step 2: Position the custom emblem where you want it to go.

Step 3: Try on your clothing with the custom patch attached to a safety pin. This will make sure that you have positioned the patch correctly.

Step 4: Cut a piece of string. Start with a piece of thread no longer than 18 inches (45cm). Longer pieces tend to get tangled and are harder to work with than shorter ones.

Step 5: Thread the needle and tie a knot on the end of the thread.

Step 6: Put the needle through the clothing under the custom patch to start the first stitch. It should be positioned so that the ends of the thread that are beyond the knot will be hidden under the insignia and won’t stick out.

Step 7: Stick the needle back up through the clothing and catch the edge of the custom patch with the needle. Put the needle back through the clothing about 1/4″ (6mm) away. You have made your first stitch! Good job!

Step 8 : Continue stitching the patch to the clothing all the way around the edge of the patch. Remove the pins.

Step 9: When you have sewn all the way around the edge of the insignia, knot the thread and pull the needle through between the patch and the clothing . Cut the ends of the thread beyond the knot to about 1/2″ (1cm) long. Tuck them under the embroidered emblem.

Step 10: Congratulations! You did it! Enjoy!

And that is how you sew on a custom patch! It’s easier than you thought! If sewing on custom patches isn’t really your “thing” , we offer other backing options such as iron-on backing , adhesive backing , Velcro backing and more! We have a backing option that is just right for you!

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