Recently joined a cool motorcycle club and want to sew a patch on your leather jacket? Or do you just want to do it for fun? Read on to find out how you can easily sew a patch onto a leather jacket.
Sewing with leather does not differ much from that of other materials. The key is to always try stitching on a piece of scrap prior to sewing on the actual piece, and making sure that your pattern is accurate for the piece you want to sew. The main reason why this is so crucial is because once leather is stitched, any mistakes that require the stitch to be undone will weaken the leather and holes will be left behind. Here is how to sew on a patch onto the jacket:
Preparing the surface
This is about the first thing you need to do; getting the surface of the leather jacket ready. It’s always a good idea to start with a clean slate to work with. You can even make a few small markings with your marking tools or a pen, so that you know exactly where you want to place the patch before sewing commences. Don’t forget to remove the liner first if your jacket has one.
Put the Patch in Place
When your jacket is ready, pin the patch in place using small sewing needles to ensure it doesn’t move around when you start sewing. Always keep the guidelines you drew in your mind (if you did so), to make sure that the patch is placed exactly where you initially intended it to be.
Sew the Patch on
Be sure to select an appropriate thread for the sewing process, in terms of color, size, and length. Once done, you are now ready to begin sewing the patch on, just as you do with other sewing processes. Make sure that the thread is securely sewn into place when starting out. Then sew around the patch, while you remove the needles you had put to hold it into place. Ensure that your stitches are kept small and tight, in a way that the patch will remain in place, and it won’t come out easily. This ensures that the patch stays on your jacket for as long as possible.
Review the Work
After sewing around the patch completely and the finishing touches put on the threading, the motorcycle patch should be securely sewn onto the leather jacket. The next thing you want to do is making sure the patch looks and is placed exactly where you wanted it to be. Of course you wouldn’t want to do your job all over again, and if you like the way it looks, then it might have to do. If you remembered to line up the patch as accurately as possible before sewing it in place, then you should have no reason to redo the work. You can now repeat the same process for stitching other patches on the jacket.
Now that you have learned how to sew on a patch onto a leather jacket, you will be amazed how easy and fun it is to do it. The key to success is using the correct tools and taking your time to place the patch correctly.