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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-08-2007, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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How do I put Iron on patches on leather.

Can anyone tell me the procedure for putting Iron-on patches on leather. I've got a large "VTX mask" patch for the back of my vest and I want to do it right. The patch came with no instructions and I don't think I want to stitch it to the leather. Any help? As an off roader all my life, (I just bought an 05 VTX 1800F) I don't have any experience with leather. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Has to be stitched on, iron on's don't stay on leather.

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One guy on here said he uses gorilla glue , I used a flexible leather glue that I got at tandys now Im not saying try it Im just saying its worked for me ,. Good luck.
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I looked into this same thing some months ago. What i found was ..glue or stich. glue will mess up a good jkt or vest and stiching will mess up a good vest or jkt.

I have a leather jkt that I just love it is so thick it will stand up on it's own ! I got it in New Orleans some years ago, it has sentamental(sp) value.
I will not glue nor stich on it. I bought a vest kinda cheep to put patches and pins on.
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I looked into this same thing some months ago. What i found was ..glue or stich. glue will mess up a good jkt or vest and stiching will mess up a good vest or jkt.

I have a leather jkt that I just love it is so thick it will stand up on it's own ! I got it in New Orleans some years ago, it has sentamental(sp) value.
I will not glue nor stich on it. I bought a vest kinda cheep to put patches and pins on.
I know I didn't help any
Well I can certainly appreciate your take on this, I dont dress up when I ride so everything is expendable.
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I checked with a shoe repair shop. He had a sign in his window...
Leather sewing and repair. I need to take my patches in with my vest for a price, but he said probably not a bunch of cash

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Yeah, one of the dry cleaners here will sew patches on for $4 for the smaller ones and up to $10 for some of the bigger ones.

Better for me...sewed a small..2x4 patch on my vest, by hand, and it took me close to an hour.

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DO NOT use super glue. Don't ask me how I know but it will eat leather.
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Sew it on. The glue will breakdown quickly.

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Has to be stitched on, iron on's don't stay on leather.
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Find a seamstress or seamster or whatever the correct term would be to sow it on. You will be happy you did. A taylor that sows leather would work too!

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