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    Is there a suggested type of thread used to sew a patch on a vest?
    - Eric [HERD Member #123]
    US ARMY MP 1996 - 2003
    2011 FLHX103 Street Glide (His)
    2008 FXDB Street Bob (Hers)


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    Step 1
    Lay the leather vest out on a flat surface and decide where you want to place the patch. Avoid seam areas and pockets as these are harder to sew into or through. If you have several patches to sew on at once, lay them all out until you are satisfied with the arrangement.

    Step 2

    Use scotch tape to hold the patch in place. Roll a small piece of scotch tape into a circle with the sticky side out. Flatten the tape out and stick it to the patch and then to the vest. You can use double sided tape if you have it. Do not try to use straight pins, as this may damage the leather vest.

    Step 3

    Set your sewing machine up with the color of thread that matches the trim thread around the patch. Fill a bobbin with the matching thread and insert it into the machine's bobbin holder.

    Step 4

    Adjust the stitch on the sewing machine. You can use a straight stitch and sew just inside of the outer trim thread on the patch, or you can choose to use a zigzag stitch to sew across the outer trim thread of the patch and into the vest.

    Step 5

    Make sure you are using a heavy duty type needle in your sewing machine. Sewing machine needles are either color coded or number coded to help you select a needle. A larger number on the needle size means it is a heavier needle designed to sew heavier fabrics.

    Step 6

    Place the vest with the taped on patch under the sewing machine foot feed. Work slowly and evenly around the patch in either a straight stitch or a small zigzag stitch. Change the thread to the appropriate color for each patch. Trim all loose ends of thread when you are finished sewing the patches on

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Check 6 View Post
      Is there a suggested type of thread used to sew a patch on a vest?
      I use clear nylon on the front showin part and a color (close to match lining) nylon backer so I can see I got the stiches right on the back unshowin side. Boss says his is iron on but I'd stich em any way
      THE NEGATIVE ONE no better don't click
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-c...-ts=1422579428
      How's my Spelin, CALL 1-800-BOSS to report my bad spelizin

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      • #4
        Damn fellas, that was fast. Thank you.

        Is it possible to replace the snaps on my vest with a zipper? I'm thinking maybe a leather shop or alteration shop?
        - Eric [HERD Member #123]
        US ARMY MP 1996 - 2003
        2011 FLHX103 Street Glide (His)
        2008 FXDB Street Bob (Hers)

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        • #5
          hehe boss you cant see that clear nylon for shit dont matter what color the patch is
          THE NEGATIVE ONE no better don't click
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-c...-ts=1422579428
          How's my Spelin, CALL 1-800-BOSS to report my bad spelizin

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Check 6 View Post
            Damn fellas, that was fast. Thank you.

            Is it possible to replace the snaps on my vest with a zipper? I'm thinking maybe a leather shop or alteration shop?
            Either,,, a serious alt shop will have a heavy enough sewin machine. Upolstry shop even
            THE NEGATIVE ONE no better don't click
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-c...-ts=1422579428
            How's my Spelin, CALL 1-800-BOSS to report my bad spelizin

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            • #7
              You can send it down here and we can stitch for you...

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              • #8
                they got stitch witch or whatever they call it , heat tape iron fabric to fabric you can stick patches down with an iron an then get that sewin machine after it.
                THE NEGATIVE ONE no better don't click
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-c...-ts=1422579428
                How's my Spelin, CALL 1-800-BOSS to report my bad spelizin

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                • #9
                  OK jus got told I have to "SLEEP now"
                  THE NEGATIVE ONE no better don't click
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-c...-ts=1422579428
                  How's my Spelin, CALL 1-800-BOSS to report my bad spelizin

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                  • #10
                    Night Vlade...So you do sleep after all....Croc will be up in an hour!
                    .
                    2010 FLHX - Street Glide - 137,700 miles
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                    • #11
                      Whatever color thread the gal at the alteration shop uses. $3 to sew the full back on my denim vest.
                      My Domestic Goddess doesn't do sewing.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TheBoss View Post
                        Step 1

                        Lay the leather vest out on a flat surface and decide where you want to place the patch. Avoid seam areas and pockets as these are harder to sew into or through. If you have several patches to sew on at once, lay them all out until you are satisfied with the arrangement.

                        Step 2
                        Use scotch tape to hold the patch in place. Roll a small piece of scotch tape into a circle with the sticky side out. Flatten the tape out and stick it to the patch and then to the vest. You can use double sided tape if you have it. Do not try to use straight pins, as this may damage the leather vest.

                        Step 3
                        Set your sewing machine up with the color of thread that matches the trim thread around the patch. Fill a bobbin with the matching thread and insert it into the machine's bobbin holder.

                        Step 4
                        Adjust the stitch on the sewing machine. You can use a straight stitch and sew just inside of the outer trim thread on the patch, or you can choose to use a zigzag stitch to sew across the outer trim thread of the patch and into the vest.

                        Step 5
                        Make sure you are using a heavy duty type needle in your sewing machine. Sewing machine needles are either color coded or number coded to help you select a needle. A larger number on the needle size means it is a heavier needle designed to sew heavier fabrics.

                        Step 6
                        Place the vest with the taped on patch under the sewing machine foot feed. Work slowly and evenly around the patch in either a straight stitch or a small zigzag stitch. Change the thread to the appropriate color for each patch. Trim all loose ends of thread when you are finished sewing the patches on
                        Damn Frank, you know how to sew on a machine? I'm impressed!!! The only thing you really got a little wrong is #2, tape will work but it may let the patch move....use pins or staple it on! My mom was a seamstress.......I can even make cloth's......she made sure we all knew how to sew!

                        Oh the question.....regular Poly Thread works just fine Check!
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                        • #13
                          Well I'll tell ya what I did. I used embroidery thread, got about a quarter of the way and rode on over to my old man's house. I went n worked on the cobra while my stepmom happily sewed it on. Worked pretty well
                          Herd #116

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                          • #14
                            I wish I had a sewing machine, I sewed a couple patches on my vest by hand. couple years ago I sewed a cover (upholstery grade fake leather stuff) by hand to wrap a center consol that I made for my wifes van with cupholders and dvd player for the overhead screen
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                            • #15
                              Bailin wire holds em on toooo.
                              Ear Tag no. 00030

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                              • #16
                                or duct tape....just sayin
                                Ride in Peace Wndchsr


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                                • #17
                                  fuggas,, sewin machines you can find em at goodwill cheap and lotsa time women jus get tired of the clutter or wants a new fancier one an chucks em out.

                                  They get all nooted up sometimes an women dont understand the mechanics of it so a man can capitolize on that
                                  THE NEGATIVE ONE no better don't click
                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-c...-ts=1422579428
                                  How's my Spelin, CALL 1-800-BOSS to report my bad spelizin

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                                  • #18
                                    OL jus saw yur chiggen for the first time IH and about choked to death laughin
                                    THE NEGATIVE ONE no better don't click
                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-c...-ts=1422579428
                                    How's my Spelin, CALL 1-800-BOSS to report my bad spelizin

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Mrs. Boss View Post
                                      You can send it down here and we can stitch for you...
                                      might take ya up on that!!
                                      Brian J. Herd# 00070 2009 Ultra Classic

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by TheBoss View Post
                                        Step 1
                                        Plug sewing Machine into electrical power
                                        Step 2
                                        Lay the leather vest out on a flat surface and decide where you want to place the patch. Avoid seam areas and pockets as these are harder to sew into or through. If you have several patches to sew on at once, lay them all out until you are satisfied with the arrangement.

                                        Step 3

                                        Use scotch tape to hold the patch in place. Roll a small piece of scotch tape into a circle with the sticky side out. Flatten the tape out and stick it to the patch and then to the vest. You can use double sided tape if you have it. Do not try to use straight pins, as this may damage the leather vest.

                                        Step 4

                                        Set your sewing machine up with the color of thread that matches the trim thread around the patch. Fill a bobbin with the matching thread and insert it into the machine's bobbin holder.

                                        Step 5

                                        Adjust the stitch on the sewing machine. You can use a straight stitch and sew just inside of the outer trim thread on the patch, or you can choose to use a zigzag stitch to sew across the outer trim thread of the patch and into the vest.

                                        Step 6

                                        Make sure you are using a heavy duty type needle in your sewing machine. Sewing machine needles are either color coded or number coded to help you select a needle. A larger number on the needle size means it is a heavier needle designed to sew heavier fabrics.

                                        Step 7

                                        Place the vest with the taped on patch under the sewing machine foot feed. Work slowly and evenly around the patch in either a straight stitch or a small zigzag stitch. Change the thread to the appropriate color for each patch. Trim all loose ends of thread when you are finished sewing the patches on

                                        fixed it for ya...:) :)
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