When you think of motorcycle clubs, you probably think of notorious gangbangers wreaking havoc on law enforcement. But 99% of these clubs are law-abiding citizens who love to ride their bikes in groups. And lots of them use iron on patches to identify their affiliation.
Patches for jackets can represent anything from the club or organization to which a biker belongs to a particular achievement or accomplishment. Some people even create their own patches as a way of showing off their individuality. Whatever the purpose, motorcycle patches are a fun and visible way for bikers to showcase their passion for riding.
Let us show you how to use an iron to attach your patches in a way that will keep them securely in place for seasons to come.
How to Prepare the Fabric for the Patch
Before you attach an iron-on patch to a piece of clothing, you need to prepare the fabric. First, make sure that the area where you want to attach the patch is clean and free of dirt, dust, and debris. If the area is not clean, the patch may not stick.
Next, you need to decide where you want to place the patch. Take your motorcycle patches and place them against the garment to determine the perfect positioning. Once you have decided on the placement, use a piece of tape or a pin to hold the patch in place.
How to Position the Patch and Apply Heat
Once you have positioned the patch and taped it in place, it’s time to apply heat. You can do this with a household iron. Set the iron to a moderate heat setting and wait for it to reach the proper temperature.
Then, carefully position the iron over the patch and apply pressure. Hold the iron in place for about 30 seconds. Be sure to apply pressure over the entire surface of the patch.
Turn the item of clothing inside out and lay it flat on your ironing board after applying the patch to the fabric. Iron over it again, but this time use a pressing cloth over the back side of the patch. Allow the patch to cool completely.
Test the Patch
After you have applied the patch and allowed it to cool, it’s time to test it. Gently pull on the edge of the patch to see if it is attached well. If the patch comes off, you will need to reapply it and use a higher heat setting on your iron.
Have Fun Ironing Patches for Jackets
Whether you’re looking for a cool new way to express yourself or want to identify your affiliation with your favorite riding club, our guide has shown you how easy it is to apply patches for jackets.
Now that you know the basics go ahead and grab some patches for clothing. Sew on patches, jacket patches, and cloth patches are all fun ways to express yourself and your creativity.
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