We often see bikers wearing patched jackets. The jackets will not only protect the biker from road debris, rocks, and dust, but it also conveys a message or a short introduction to those you meet by the patches on them. The patches are used not only for decorative purposes but also for what organization you are affiliated with. That is why you must know how to apply your patches to your biker jacket properly.
Patches are also a great way to customize or reinvent your leather biker jacket. Applying it to your favorite leather jacket is not a complicated process to do as long as you have the proper equipment and are creative enough to DIY the patch application on your favorite leather biker jacket.
Ways To Apply Patch On Leather Biker’s Jacket
You can use iron-on patches on leather jackets, but sometimes the adhesive backing doesn’t affix well. If you iron them on your leather jacket, you might scorch your jacket. So the best way to apply iron-on patches to your leather jacket is by sewing or gluing.
1. How To Glue Patches On Leather Jacket
Using fabric glue is a fast and straightforward way of applying patches to a leather jacket. If you decide to use fabric glue, use the correct type of glue (heavy-duty permanent fabric glue) as some glues can discolor the leather. Some glue can also come off after a few months of wash and wear. Here at laughing Lizards, we have a high-quality fabric adhesive that dries clear and provides a ‘stitch less’ look to your creations.
Crafty Chica has a very easy-to-follow tutorial on how to glue patches on a leather jacket. The materials needed if you decide to apply the patch on your leather jacket by DIY are your choice of patches, non stick scissors, heavy-duty permanent glue, and a heat gun.
2. How To Sew Patches On Leather Jacket
The most secure way of applying patches to your leather jacket is to hand sew the patches or use a sewing machine with a heavy-duty needle.
One thing to take note of if you decide to sew your patch to a leather jacket is that if you take off the patch, your jacket will have holes on where the patches once were. Sewing will leave holes by the needle.
It is also important to use transparent nylon or polyester thread and a sturdy needle suitable for leather. Cotton threads are not suitable for sewing in leather because the chemicals used in dyeing the leather will rot the cotton thread.
Lay down your jacket on the table and decide where you want to put your patches. Once you’ve selected the spot for your patch, pin your patch to the leather using pins or tape. Choose a focal point and start sewing on your focal point. Remove the pins after sewing the patch on your leather jacket.Everyone has their way of stitching, so do your own way of stitching.
This video tutorial DIY Patch Leather Jacket shows how easy it is to sew patches on your leather jacket.
Tips On Sewing Patch On a Leather Jacket
- Make sure you have suitable materials.
- Remember, “less is more” don’t overdo your leather biker jacket with patches.
- Remove some stitching on the lining of the jacket to run your hand under it, and when you sew on the patch, you can keep from sewing the lining.
- Use a heavy-duty needle and thimble. Thimble protects your fingernail.
- If you can’t remove the lining, try to keep the lining smooth and centered not to tear or bind when you put it on.
- Keep each stitch very close so it will not come loose or get caught and ripped.
Laughing Lizard’s Biker Patches
Are you looking for more biker patch ideas? Here are our very cool biker patch designs for your biker or motorcycle jackets. Our biker patches have black borders to make them easy to be sewn on. Our biker patches come in different sizes that are great as a back patch or front patch.
Impressive in detail, these skull patches will look great on the back of your leather biker jacket. Our skull patches come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities. We have skull patches large enough to fill the front of your shirt or the back of your leather jacket.
Eagle Biker Patch
The eagle symbolizes freedom, and bikers love freedom! Enjoy our fantastic eagle patch designs that are perfect for every biker’s leather jacket. These eagle biker patches are specially made for bikers. Laughing Lizards patches are embroidered using the most reliable techniques and highest quality materials to ensure durability and long-lasting life for your biker patches.
Saying Biker Patches
Here’s our biker saying patches. These patches are made out of the highest quality. They will not disappoint you! Perfect for your leather jacket, show everyone how proud you are of your personality through our saying biker patches. You can sew them as a back patch or on the front of your jacket if they are not large enough for the back.
- Military Biker Jacket Patch
Our Military inspired biker’s jacket has different sizes available. The small size can be applied to your jacket’s left breast, while the large sizes are a perfect back patch on your leather jacket. Our military patches give messages of remembrance for those brave soldiers who served their nation.
Thank you for reading our biker patches. I hope this blog has inspired you to get that hidden jacket in your closet and start a little DIY. I’m sure you’ll be amazed at what your creative mind can do. For more jacket, creative ideas, read our blog “Guide On How To Use Patches On Jackets.”