How To Sew A Patch On A Hat With A Sewing Machine?

Two simple procedures can be used to teach someone how to use a sewing machine to attach a patch on a hat. Positioning comes first, and sewing itself is very simple. In this article, we will also provide advice on how to repair hats.

Did you know that we also wrote a tutorial on how to sew patches on sleeves with a sewing machine? Consider reading our guide to this fun project and elevate or mend your sleeved shirts.

Step 1. Put the patch on:

  • As necessary, attach the patch to the cap.
  • To avoid the sewing machine needle catching them, pin the patch with the pointed ends in the center.
  • Use washable fabric glue if the patch is too small and difficult to pin.

Step 2. Sew the patch

  • Flip the hat.
  • Adjust the sewing machine‘s needle, thread, and tension to match the hat material.
  • To make the stitch narrow enough for the patch, use the zigzag stitch setting and modify the length and width.
  • Remove pins before you reach them as you work your way around the patch.
  • Once you’ve gotten to the beginning, finish stitching.

How do you put a patch on a hat?

Thermo adhesive patches

In addition to stitching the embroidered patch onto your hat, you may also use iron-on patches to quickly and easily apply various patches. Once you’ve put them on, they’re also rather secure, but you should never use them on hats made of fragile materials that could be harmed by heat.

  1. Place the iron-on patch on the cap and place it on any flat, heat-resistant surface.
  2. Check to see if you shut off the steam feature after heating the iron to the highest setting.
  3. After covering the patch with a cloth, apply the hot iron for 10 seconds.
  4. After removing the iron and towel, allow the patch to cool.
  5. If you want the patch to last longer, be sure to steer clear of washing the hat regularly or with hot water.

You can use your standard embroidered patch on your hat and glue it in place if you don’t have any iron-on patches. Use fabric glue that is intended to last a long time rather than washable adhesive. Some people even use hot glue to create a stronger bond, but only if the hat can withstand the heat.

  1. Put a squeeze of fabric adhesive on the patch’s back.
  2.  On the area of the cap where the patch will go, dab some adhesive.
  3. Finish by applying pressure on the hat patch for 30 seconds.
  4. Allow the glue to dry, but be aware that it won’t last as long as glue the patch to the hat directly.

How to sew a patch on a hat without a sewing machine?

You can still hand stitch a patch onto a hat if you don’t have a sewing machine. While hand sewing will require more time and effort, it is essentially the same technique as machine sewing the patch on your hat. For a professional finish, be sure you have the right needle and thread ready, which can quickly penetrate the materials and also blend in effectively.

  1. The knot and thread of the needle
  2. Attach the patch to the cap with pins.
  3. Beginning at the back of the hat, sew around the patch until you reach your starting point.
  4. For a secure but attractive connection, use short, straight stitches.
  5. Trim any extra thread after tying.

What is the best stitch to sew a patch?

The running stitch works well for attaching patches, especially custom-made ones. You can do this by hand or by machine, but bear in mind to secure the patch first with a pin or washable glue. Use thread that is the same color as the patch for a polished finish.

Placing a patch on the rear of the hole is another method of attaching it to clothing and accessories. Use a satin stitch to sew around the hole’s edge for this style of pattern. In order to replicate the appearance of store-bought garments with patches, you can also use superior sewing thread. To create a more aesthetically pleasing stitching line, use two spools of thread at once on the sewing machine.

Can I sew a patch on a baseball cap?

Baseball caps can be stitched with patches using either a cap backing or the cap driver on a sewing machine. Then, while you stitch the patch on as usual, make a base with the embroidery machine to smooth out the cap. 

You will need titanium-coated sewing machine needles for the caps, so be sure to set your machine up correctly and read this tutorial on how to change a sewing machine needle.

That is, too! In order to prevent the patch from shifting during sewing, you may simply pin or glue it to the hat before beginning. Next, adjust the machine as necessary and stitch with a narrow zigzag.

After navigating the patch, you’re done. Embroidered patches are a reasonably simple and quick way to customize your caps, and utilizing a sewing machine makes the process even easier. We sincerely hope this was useful; if you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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