Easy Tutorial on How to Sew on a Patch Onto Clothing

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by Kaara's style
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10 Minutes

Patches are a fun way to customize your style. I’m about to show you how to iron and then sew on a patch.

You can use this technique on hats, tote bags, jeans... the possibilities are endless! Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Patch
  • Cloth
  • Iron
  • Needle and thread
How to attach a patch

1. Place the patch and cover it

Simply lay the patch where you want it to be. 

Placing patch on denim pocket

Then cover it with a cloth.

Covering patch with cloth

2. Iron and shake

Put your iron on the cotton setting and press on the patch for a few seconds.

Then shake the garment to make sure the patch stays on. If not, go back in with the iron for a few more seconds.

Ironing patch

3. Secure the perimeter

Stitch all around the patch with a backstitch. You can use a thread that matches the color of the edges or go bold with a contrasting color.


And that’s all! It took me about 10 minutes to sew all around.

How to sew on a patch: Patch on denim jacket

How to sew on a patch

What will you be personalizing now that you’ve learned how to sew on a patch? Show us your final product in the comments below.

And for more fun DIYs, check out my post on how to Make This Cute DIY Denim Top.

Suggested materials:
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  • Cloth
  • Iron
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