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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:59 pm 
 

Anyone have some good tips how to sew patches on leather jackets?

Got this Necromantia patcht he other day, and I want to have it something like this on my jacket:
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666Emperor666
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:06 pm 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
Anyone have some good tips how to sew patches on leather jackets?

Got this Necromantia patcht he other day, and I want to have it something like this on my jacket:
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Sweet patch! I've bought a needle and some yarn which are specifically made for sewing leather. Also I suggest you buy a thimble, if you don't want to fuck up your finger tips.

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corpsewithoutsoul
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:09 pm 
 

Depends a lot on how thick the leather is. I had a hell of a time trying to sew a patch onto a very thick leather yesterday, even with a reasonably sturdy needle and quality thread.
Just find the thickest needle you can find - if you can find one specifically meant for sewing through thick material, that's all the better - and if you don't want really sore fingertips, wear some gloves or something. Although that would probably inhibit your sewing ability a fair amount.
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Necroghast
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:26 am 
 

If the needle doesn't work or you're having a hard time with it, try using an awl to make the holes for the needle before sewing. That's what I do whenever I stitch leather. You might also consider using waxed thread.

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:14 am 
 

Thanks a lot for the info, all of you!
I guess it's to the tailoring shop and get some stuff then!

Emperor: Quite sweet patch indeed :D
No room for it on my vest, so I have to have it on the jacket. Will look good there I think.

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moraxion666
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:21 am 
 

well i got one only have a few patches going to get more soon, its a blue denim vest with slayer world painted blood backpatch, overkill the electric age, death logo, and a amon amarth surtur rising patch i also have a immolation majesty and decay pin.

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trace6x
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:04 am 
 

Got my doom patches today, haven't been able to find anyone who'll do me an Electric Wizard back patch so it's motorhead for now!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:44 pm 
 

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That's from summer 2007 in Dublin. Had a badass Xentrix Ghostbusters backpatch sewed to an equally badass corduroy jacket. Fucking left that thing at a bar the following summer in Chicago. I never really liked Xentrix outside of their Ghostbusters cover...so haha, at least I had that patch. I was 21 at the time.

I miss that jacket.

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MetalDevastator
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:03 am 
 

I don't have too much on the front. Sewing over pockets is a pain
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Also can someone tell me if the Carcass patch is rare. Just wondering.


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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:10 pm 
 

Just got my new vest in the mail today! Just need to have it washed before I start putting on some patches
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Crystal_Logic
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:11 am 
 

By 'washed' you mean rinsed, right?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:20 am 
 

and by rinsed you mean wrapped around an animal corpse, covered in bbq sauce, and buried for a month, right?
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Crystal_Logic
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:26 am 
 

Correct. If you don't have a garden you can also bury it in Time and Dust.

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Via_Nocturna
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:23 pm 
 

Where do I start?

Buying a jean jacket would be the first thing to do, obviously - not interested in leather - but where to acquire patches? Are they printed as custom orders or are there online vendors selling them?

I assume they're sewn on by hand?

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Necroghast
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:43 pm 
 

All of those are valid options and you can even print them yourself if you have the time. Hand sewing is what I do but i guess you could also use a machine.

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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:45 pm 
 

I prefer to buy mine at shows/festivals, I do my best to get official patches only, from the band/label. There are tons of bootleg patches on ebay, but there are also a fair number of them from distros/labels like Hells Headbangers, Nuclear War Now, and others.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:34 pm 
 

What Zodijackyl said, I got most of my recent ones at gigs. I have some to sell for cheap (pay my shipping or something) if you're interested, message me for a list and pictures.
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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:30 am 
 

Crystal_Logic wrote:
By 'washed' you mean rinsed, right?


I mean thoroughly washed. Smells like Chinese factory and slave labour
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Huldrelok
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:28 pm 
 

Via_Nocturna wrote:
Where do I start?

Buying a jean jacket would be the first thing to do, obviously - not interested in leather - but where to acquire patches? Are they printed as custom orders or are there online vendors selling them?

I assume they're sewn on by hand?


Yea, I would suggest starting collecting patches slowly until you have a good amount that you can kind of stage on your jacket to see what its going to look like. Ive collected patches for five years (from shows, online vendors, trades, etc) before I recently started my jacket (picture on previous page), but ive been constantly working, since I have a large assortment of patches to choose from now. I am also trading/selling some of the patches ive acquired check my signature if interested.
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Jackoroth
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:43 pm 
 

Far from done but the back is pretty much done, just awaiting a few patches in the mail.
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blood_and_fire
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:08 am 
 

Huldrelok wrote:
Via_Nocturna wrote:
Where do I start?

Buying a jean jacket would be the first thing to do, obviously - not interested in leather - but where to acquire patches? Are they printed as custom orders or are there online vendors selling them?

I assume they're sewn on by hand?


Yea, I would suggest starting collecting patches slowly until you have a good amount that you can kind of stage on your jacket to see what its going to look like. Ive collected patches for five years (from shows, online vendors, trades, etc) before I recently started my jacket (picture on previous page), but ive been constantly working, since I have a large assortment of patches to choose from now. I am also trading/selling some of the patches ive acquired check my signature if interested.


Waiting for five years of collecting patches to make your jacket seems excessive, wearing it's the best part and besides you can always just re-adjust the patches as you go. Best thing to do I would say is start with a large backpatch, because even if thats your only patch it'll still look good, then just add patches symmetrically as you go! I don't have a vest, I mainly just wear a plain black denim jacket, but I've had patched hoodies and that seemed easiest. I've never really gone past a back patch and a couple front though, I like a more minimalist design.

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Edward K
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:38 am 
 

I agree, however even if you have a few patches, just go with what you got/what you can afford for the time being. My wife made me a jean vest out of two pairs of old black jeans, and I got one patch offline, one at a show, and the other three I made myself. I don't have a backpatch for it yet, but hey, it is what it is for right now, until I can afford to have some extra cash.
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Edward K
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:48 am 
 

Necroghast wrote:
Got one of the Autolatry t shirts I designed and made that the back patch.


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That Ash Borer and Gris patch are fucking sweet. Is there any way I could get an Ash Borer patch?

I'd also like to comment that I love how I don't only see just metal patches, but also so crust and anarcho-punk shit too. That's where I first got into metal, and I still have held on to all those ideologies (Anarcho-Primitivism, dumpster diving, etc.).
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:50 pm 
 

Catch them live, I got mine at Stella Natura.
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Necroghast
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:09 pm 
 

Edward K wrote:

That Ash Borer and Gris patch are fucking sweet. Is there any way I could get an Ash Borer patch?


Thanks! Unfortunately I printed that Ash Borer patch myself so I'm not sure that there's any way to get one just like it unless you print it.

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Necroghast
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:25 pm 
 

This reminds me that I never posted the front of mine finished. The button is Obsidian Tongue. I think I might re sew the Austere patch, it got a bit messed up as I sewed it so that I could still use the pocket.

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Edward K
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:44 am 
 

iAm wrote:
Catch them live, I got mine at Stella Natura.


I live in Indiana. I'm lucky if ANYONE comes through. Since I've been going to shows, the only bands I've seen that I like are Incantation, Cianide, Windhand, Anhedonist, and Coffinworm (and that's because they're from here) and Obituary and Absu played here too (although I didn't go because I don't like either of those bands). No one comes through here, and when they do, it's few and far between. And I've got too much tying me down to leave and go to the west coast to see them. It's frustrating.

As far as the patch though. I fucking want one, and if someone could make me one, that would be fucking incredible.
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analog_winter
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:34 pm 
 

New jacket of mine, gonna keep it nice and simple:
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:47 pm 
 

Currently amassing patches for a second vest; I'm going to stencil some lyrics onto the back instead of a full-sized back patch, but I'm not certain which band or song yet. I'm tempted by the "If you are false, don't entry" verse fro Deathrash by Sarcofago, but I'm not sure whether that crosses the line into the land of too-silly.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:53 pm 
 

Ancient_Sorrow wrote:
Currently amassing patches for a second vest; I'm going to stencil some lyrics onto the back instead of a full-sized back patch, but I'm not certain which band or song yet. I'm tempted by the "If you are false, don't entry" verse fro Deathrash by Sarcofago, but I'm not sure whether that crosses the line into the land of too-silly.


Eheheh that would be eipc, mate.
Meh, I guess people might end up looking at you ass if you were a retarded LOL but I consider that as a slap in the Trve Kvlt mentality many headbangers have...
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juusokult
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:37 am 
 

Here's my vest. It's still a bit unfinished, but looks good!
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Edward K
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:59 am 
 

You're a bold dude for not folding over the edges of those patches! Better hope that your stitches are super thick and tight! I do want to say that the vest looks awesome, and again, it's awesome to see a lot of great non-metal patches (DROPDEAD!).
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juusokult
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:16 pm 
 

Edward K wrote:
You're a bold dude for not folding over the edges of those patches! Better hope that your stitches are super thick and tight! I do want to say that the vest looks awesome, and again, it's awesome to see a lot of great non-metal patches (DROPDEAD!).

Hey thanks! Never really had any problems with patches not staying attached even though the edges are not folded. I guess I'm so calm person, so I dont do anything that could remove them. :P

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Edward K
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:35 pm 
 

Haha you're lucky. I got hiking/camping a lot and with going to shows as well, my patches always almost ripped off if It didn't fold the edges over, however, I found that I could get away with it if I used a super thick (almost like a yarn) type of thread. Or artificial sinew.
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Twin_guitar_attack
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:09 am 
 

apologies if this has been asked to death, but where are the best places to buy pin badges? I've pretty much run out of space for patches now, so could fill the small voids of space with those.
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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:34 pm 
 

Edward K wrote:
Haha you're lucky. I got hiking/camping a lot and with going to shows as well, my patches always almost ripped off if It didn't fold the edges over, however, I found that I could get away with it if I used a super thick (almost like a yarn) type of thread. Or artificial sinew.


Tight stitching and studs around the edges, that keeps them on well. Cross-stitching with a sewing machine will hold them together pretty well too.

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Edward K
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:19 am 
 

Yeah, that's about what I do now. I usually have my partner do a loose stitch with her sewing machine (because I'm terrible at using it) and then I'll hand sew over that. It keeps them on pretty tightly, but it sucks when you have to move a patch haha. I'll be posting a picture of mine soon. I just ordered a new back patch and two smaller patches, so when those come in, and get sewn on, I'll show you what it looks like.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:51 am 
 

Finished my third vest a while ago! was to lazy to post it. here it is! i lost a lot of studs at gigs and just general life crap, i need to replace them all! most on the back where done by machine and the front was mostly hand to save the pockets :)

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You have excellent taste sir, I thought everyone had forgotten about Otophobia by now haha!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:56 pm 
 

Great thread, always an interesting topic...
Finished this one, apart from one space for a patch not yet created.
I have a few more vests to finish, still looking for those elusive patches though, like Glorior Belli. I use a lot of t-shirt patches on my vests.

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