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About Motorcycle Leather Vests

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Severe motorcycle riders love meeting near their city or state at special occasions, or sometimes for an extended road trip. Such initiatives will vary from social meetings to massive fund raisers. Patches are bought as keepsakes to remember these occurrences. Frequently, the patches are sewn into their beloved clothes as a keepsake to indicate where they’ve been or who they’ve helped. Special consideration is given on how these patches are applied to clothing. more info here
I saw a YouTube demonstration using super glue on a leather motorcycle jacket to attach the patch. The owner of the patch and jacket was very cautious to put the patch in a strategic location (as you would expect by using super glue). He added a line of adhesive to the patch (only around the backside edge) and then left it in place. The patch was then checked by attempting to peel it off. It was re-glued everywhere that fell off. Well, for the time being, it adhered well enough but his next comment was that the patch ought to be reviewed regularly and maybe a touch up would be needed. And it’s likely that this would only last a few weeks! It seems to me that if I liked the patch sufficiently to place it on my jacket, it would not be a follow-up instruction. It’s easy, but I wouldn’t want my patch to be lost!
Maybe stitching the patch on the leather biker vest or jacket will be the safer option. Take it to a shoe repair shop or a seamstress who deals with leather on a daily basis and have them do it for you (though it might not be the most cost-effective option). Or, with a little thought, you can definitely do it yourself.
Here are a few pointers to bear in mind if you intend to do it yourself!
If the patch has sentimental significance for you, you can iron it on. Bear in mind the stitching creates permanent gaps in your leather biker vest or jacket.
Decide where you like the fix to go. At this point, I recommend lying the garment as flat as possible and attaching it with 3M adhesive spray. Pull the clothes on, make somebody take a snapshot and only determine whether you like it there! When you plan to relocate it… Both glue traces may be replaced with Goo Gone.
Make sure there are no creases under the patch and that the garment is as smooth as possible. When you sew, the adhesive spray can hold the patch in position.
Decide if you’ll stitch into the padding as well as the leather, or only the leather. In order to deal with leather only and then re-sew afterwards, you should carefully cut the bottom stitching of the covering. When you go for them, make sure the lining doesn’t pucker or distort the fit of the vest or jacket. A word of caution: this is extremely necessary when stitching sleeve patches. Extra material has been applied to the casing to allow for elbow bending. The feel of the sleeve length will shift if it is pulled up too high.
You must use nylon or polyester thread that is 100 percent nylon or polyester. The tanned leather will not respond with this sort of thread (cotton thread tends to rot). For the right needle (for computer or hand sewing) for this project, call or go to the nearest fabric shop. When you’re planning to use a sewing machine, make sure it will move through any of the fabrics without losing the needle.
Using a loop stitch that matches the edge of the patch whether you’re stitching by hand. Knot the end of it and starting from the back. Using a slip knot on the front and then on the underside if you’ve followed the edge all the way back. This can create an invisible stitch, based on what colour thread you purchase! Sew only on the inside of the patch boundary while utilising a computer. Back stitching is not advised for a neater appearance. Stitch over about half an inch of the original stitching instead.

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