When a client mailed me his baseball cap from California it dawned on me that not everyone knows how to sew patches on baseball caps. With his hat there was a thank you note saying no one there would sew it and that it would require a special type sewing machine. There is a special machine but you can do patches with a regular sewing machine.
- sewing machine
- spray adhesive or double sided tape
- open toe foot
- iron that steams
1. After figuring out the placement of your patch use double sided tape or spray adhesive to hold it on. Using pins is not a good option. Why? You stab yourself trying to get around such a small space and they prove to be cumbersome.
2. Use a heavy denim sewing machine needle, the best matching thread you can find, open toe foot (so you can see really well) and a 2.0 stitch length. The color match will hide not so perfect stitches and a smaller stitch length will make it easy to go around curves.
3. Flatten out the area with the patch and place it under the bed of your machine. Start stitching and don’t worry about back stitching until the end. Caution ⚠️ when you get around a curve the bill of the hat will get hung up on the bed of the machine. Take it slow – stopping to pivot and turn as much as needed and keeping the bill of the hat out of your way.
Patch was made by local artist, Ramshackle Wild.
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