Howdy campers, Pepper here! I love collecting fun patches when I travel and recently someone at Commuter asked me to do a quick How-To post to tell people how I sew decorative patches onto my clothes and gear.
Step One: Figure out exactly where you want the patch before you start sewing as it’s hard to move them once they’re on!
Step Two: Either iron the patch on if it has the sticky iron on backing, or use my method since I don’t have an iron: four stitches (one on each side, one on top and bottom) to hold the patch in place when you start the main sewing job. When sewing the patch on your first stitch make sure you push the needle from the inside so the tail of the thread is hidden.
Step Three: I use a very simple stitch to go all the way around the patch, and I find that the easiest place to push the needle through is just on the inside circle of the border of stitching that most patches have all the way around them. If you choose the same thread colour as the thread on the patch the stitches are barely noticeable!
Step Four: Take your patch out on the trails, or in my case to work! This particular patch is a new Commuter one and can be found here. Have fun stitching!
Keep in mind I didn’t say this is the best way, it’s just my favourite way to do it after a lot of experimenting and different styles of stitching. I know there are a lot of ways to do it and if you use another way, that’s great too!
See ya on the trails!