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Can you iron on patches on leather?

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I would think you would burn the leather but really I don't know.


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My first guess would be that you can't. I think the adhesive is meant for cloth and the leather wouldn't be porous enough.

I've found that costume makers usually have the proper equipment to sew onto leather. If you know anyone in the SCA, I bet they could point you in the right direction.

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My wife says no. She says that the glue needs fibers in cloth to hold onto? I personally have learned over the years that she is usually right, and when she is not. She still is.
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Better get out the needle JMark!
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Gotcha. Thanks, guys (and Badlands' bride). Time for a visit to Tony the Tailor!
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all my patches are sewn on my vest. If you have a sharp leather sewing needle you can sew them on. You'll need a heavy duty sewing machine. Don't try it with one of those embroidery machines. I don't think they have a strong enough motor.
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i wouldn't iron.

sew on leather: get a few needles, a pair of pliers and some heavy duty thread. All **** I found at a pharamacy. glue the back of the patch to the leather so it doesn't shift when you sew it.
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Well sorry i caught your query late but yes u can do that on anything!
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I agree with the others here. Sew your patches on. Mine are. I dont trust the glue one bit to hold for any length ot time.

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Even on cloth you will want to sew it on. Flexing and wind will peel it off real quick. A standard sewing machine might be able to sew through the leather, depending on how tough it is. I would ask around, you might find that a seamstress at a dry cleaners can do it for a small fee.

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Well, u can easily go for patching on leather jackets!

Firstly, put your patch on the jacket and keep a cloth piece and iron it on lower heat.
After ure done with this process, invert the jacket and keep that cloth there and iron it from inside so that the adhesive material sticks on the jacket properly.


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I find it easier to take it up town to the upholstery guy.....he charges $1 per patch to sew them on.....check out your area.
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Aaronkelly, there are many good people doing that but for leather sometimes putting in a needle doesn't turn out to be healthy so many of them go for iron ons
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i second your tip Mak!
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To apply iron on patches to leather simply go to your nearest Home Depot or Lowes and purchase a can of 3M Super 77 spray on adhesive and spray some on the backside of the patch then quickly place it in desired location. This product is very sticky and is usually enough for smaller patches. On larger patches you might have to use an iron on med setting and while using a hand towel apply the iron on the inside of the leather suit or jacket. One nice benefit to this method is that if you decide to change the patch it is not terribly difficult to remove and it usually will not leave a mess and if it does it's not crazy hard to clean up. I hope it works for others as well as it has for me. Take care folks. Larry
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I recently bought three small patches to sew onto my textile jacket, but
when I got ready to sew them on, I found it next to impossible.
The jacket has a liner sewn in place that prevents getting the thread through only the outer layer.
I tried Gorilla glue.
It started coming off the next day.
Then I peeled it off quite easily and was left with the horrible mess left behind from the cured glue.
I resorted to super glue.
It's nearly two weeks and it's still stuck on quite well.
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There is a special glue called Liquid Stitch that you can purchase from a Fabric store or Craft store. I bought it from WalMart out of the Fabric dept. I use it to put my grandson's boy scout patches on his uniforms. Then if I have to remove one and put a different one on I use Goo Gone to get it to release the old patch and remove the gunky residue. Don't know if that will work on leather, but the tube says it will.
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Anyone know?
I tried applying iron on patches on my leather before using low settings iron.
You can definitely apply on leather but be careful on ironing and be sure to put it on low settings.
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