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Sep 24th 2020, 12:31 PM   #1
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

How to affix embroidered patches to leather without sewing

Any recommendations? I'd like a durable, reasonably weather-resistant way to attach patches without sewing. Removable would be nice. I'm thinking double-sided carpet tape cut about 1/8" undersize. Any thoughts?
Sep 24th 2020, 12:40 PM   #2
 curve addict's Avatar
  Apr 2016
  Des Moines, WA

  ...1987 Yamaha FZR1000...
One could try Shoe Goo. If it works, though, it likely won't be removable.
Sep 24th 2020, 12:42 PM   #3
 Tripledij's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100 and Moto Guzzi V7 III Milano
Sep 24th 2020, 01:00 PM   #4
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

There's a lot to be said for something you always have plenty of on hand
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Sep 24th 2020, 02:13 PM   #5
 1shinysideup's Avatar
  Jan 2016

Originally Posted by Tripledij

Here's a couple ideas

or you may be able to find some industrial grade double sided carpet tape?
Sep 24th 2020, 10:37 PM   #6
 Parilla125's Avatar
  Jan 2016

There is an iron on stabilizer But you need to be careful about getting the leather too hot or it will distort.
Sep 25th 2020, 10:25 AM   #7
 Brassneck's Avatar
  Apr 2016
  Seattle, WA

  '79 XS650; '01 FZ1; '72 CB175; '69 CL175; '09 Ninja 250r
Shoe Goo definitely works. It's permanent for the most part though.
Sep 25th 2020, 10:54 AM   #8
 route246wraith's Avatar
  Jan 2018
  near the Socialist Republic of Seattle

  '13 BMW S1000RR
Velcro with (strong) adhesive.
You see this on military uniforms these days.
Sep 25th 2020, 03:30 PM   #9
 Sentinel's Avatar
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
the velcro patches on uniforms have the "soft" part sewn on.
Sep 25th 2020, 07:38 PM   #10
 paradox206's Avatar
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  Des Moines

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Sep 25th 2020, 08:23 PM   #11
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

If you're really insane you just get a patch tattoo'd on. ISTR this is effect in art is called trompe l'oeil. Simulated stray threads and all:

Sep 25th 2020, 08:57 PM   #12
 MarvTravis's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
You do NOT want to use JB Weld to put a patch on a jacket.It is not flexible. Much better to use Shoe Goo or a product called Magic Goop that is flexible.
Sep 25th 2020, 10:52 PM   #13
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  Apr 2016

  2009 Aprilia RSVR, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
WTH? This is what is trending on the forum these days? Wow. Bunch of old ladies talking about sewing patches. Go get yourself an electric bike, an RSD brain bucket, grow a beard, get yourself a BLM t-shirt and talk about "reparations" while hanging out at a brew pub. What a bunch of pussies. Funniest part is that it's Friday night and I got nuthin better to do than comment on this crap. Shit, I should be changin the oil in my Honda, but dam, those plastics are a bitch to take off and put back on. Fuck it, I'll pay someone to do it for me. Can't go anywhere, Covid is spreadin like a disease, no one gives a shit, just got back in my crib after Level 3 evac, football is here, masks are here, RBG is gone, the 1st debate is Tuesday, my truck needs a tune up, and I'm finding it hard to give a shit anymore. I only paid $1.36 for 87 gas a my local Safeway yesterday for my truck with our points rewards, so as long as I can have cheap gas, I don't give a shit if Oklahoma falls in a giant sink hole because of all the fracking there. Fuck, I feel like a Dennis Miller run-on....
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Sep 26th 2020, 10:46 AM   #14
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

Originally Posted by MarvTravis
You do NOT want to use JB Weld to put a patch on a jacket.It is not flexible.
I've done more JB Weld repairs in my house and garage than I can ever hope to remember. I knew he was joking.

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