How To Express Yourself With A Leather Motorcycle Vest

Motorcycle enthusiasts like gathering at special events in their city or state, or even on a long road trip. These gatherings might range from small get-togethers to large-scale fund raisers. Patches are purchased as keepsakes to commemorate these occasions. Frequently, the patches are sewn onto their favourite clothing as a keepsake to show where they’ve gone or who they’ve supported. It’s important to pay attention to how these patches are fastened to clothing.official site has some nice tips on this.

I observed a YouTube video where the patch was attached to a leather motorbike jacket with super glue. The owner of the patch and jacket was very careful to instal the patch in a strategic location (as you would imagine when using super glue). He applied a line of glue to the patch (just along the backside edge) and then held it in place. The patch was then tested by attempting to take it off. It was re-glued wherever it had come loose. For the time being, it adhered well enough, because his next statement was that the patch needed to be checked frequently and that a touch-up might be necessary. And it’s possible that this will just last a few weeks! This does not appear to be the procedures to follow if I loved the patch enough to place it on my garment. Although it’s short, I don’t want to loose my patch!

Perhaps sewing the patch onto the leather biker vest or jacket would be a better option. Take it to a shoe repair business or a seamstress who works with leather on a regular basis and have them do it for you (albeit it may not be the most cost-effective option). Or, with a little effort, you can certainly do it yourself.

Here are a few pointers to bear in mind if you decide to do it yourself!

If the patch has sentimental importance for you, you should sew it on. Keep in mind that sewing leaves permanent holes in your leather biker vest or jacket.

Decide where you want your patch to go. At this point, I recommend laying the clothing as flat as possible and attaching it with 3M adhesive spray. Put on the clothing, have a photo taken, and then decide if that’s where you want it! Goo Gone can be used to eliminate all adhesive marks if you decide to move it.

Make sure there are no creases under the patch and that the garment is as flat as possible. As you sew, the adhesive spray should keep the patch in place.

Decide whether you’ll sew through the lining as well as the leather, or simply the leather. To work with leather only, carefully remove the lining’s bottom stitching and then re-sew. If you go through both, ensure sure the lining doesn’t pucker or distort the fit of the vest or jacket. A word of caution: When sewing patches on sleeves, this is especially crucial. Extra material has been added to the lining to allow for elbow bending. The length of the sleeve will vary if it is pulled up too far.

You must use nylon or polyester thread that is 100 percent nylon or polyester. The tanned leather will not react with this sort of thread (cotton thread tends to rot). For the best needle (for machine or hand stitching) for this project, call or go to your local fabric store. If you’re going to use a sewing machine, make sure it can get through all of the materials without breaking the needle.