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Whether in the military, public service, scouting, etc., many people wear patched uniforms. Sometimes, when you get a promotion or a new badge, you need to sew a new patch on your uniform. Patches on uniforms can be sewn by hand or machine, a simple, direct process.

Before you begin, wash, dry and iron your uniform. If it is a new uniform, be sure to wash and dry it once before sewing the patch, otherwise, the fabric will tie unevenly under the patch after the first wash and dry.

Many uniforms are made of cotton. Cotton cloth usually shrinks after the first wash. If you sew a patch on your uniform before washing, the fabric underneath the patch shrinks, tightening your patch.

It is also a good idea to iron the area where the patch is placed before starting the suture. Ironing this area will remove any wrinkles. If you sew patches to wrinkles, your uniform will be forever wrinkled.


Get a needle and thread ready. The thread should be the same color as the edge of the patch, otherwise, it will be very abrupt.

If you can’t find the same color line, find a darker color as close as possible. Darker threads are easier to mix and match than lighter threads and are less conspicuous. You can also get a clear line that makes it less obvious.


Place the patch in the correct position. Special patches, such as those on military uniforms, must be placed in specific areas.

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Put on your uniform and secure the patches with safety pins. This is to check that it is in the correct position. You can also ask someone to confirm it for you. Be careful not to wear the uniform with patch pins. Put on your uniform carefully, don’t let the pin poke you. You need to check it all the time because when you put it on, your body holds it up. This can affect the look of the patch.

Put your patch in the right place for sewing. Secure the patch with safety pins or straight pins. Alternatively, use fabric tape to iron the patch on.

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If you don’t have an iron-on patch, you might consider using some sticky ironing tape. The tape is usually better than pins because it sticks the patches in place while you sew. You don’t have to worry about stitches and poking yourself. Cut out the tape and put it away.

Place the tape over the tape and iron. If you don’t iron the patch, you’ll have to nail it in the right place.

Cut a thread. If you’re not familiar with sewing, you can start with a thread no larger than 18 inches (45 centimeters).

Thread the needle and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Dress for some people may be a difficult thing to do. If you have a tool that AIDS threading, you can use it to save time.

Now you can begin the sewing step. Start from the inside of your dress. You need to sew with straight needles. Place the needle back about a quarter of an inch (6 mm) from where it was taken. This completes the first closed circuit.


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Next, continue to use the straight stitch method to close the patch. Once you’ve made sure you’ve stitched up the edges of the patch, you can proceed to the final step. Tie the coil, thread the needle through, and tie the knot.


Cut off any loose threads hanging from the outside of the knot. If you want to learn how to sew patches, the above steps have shown you how fast and easy it is.

There is no reason to worry about patches. Once you know the steps, it’s quick and easy to attach them to any garment, backpack, handbag, or any other fabric surface.

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