How to Sew a Patch on a Hat

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Some dexterity with a needle and thread is all that you need to sew a patch on a hat. Patches, signifying schools, locations or emblems will look off-kilter if sewn on crooked, so pay careful attention to the initial placement. Use a fine quilting needle and a thimble for the sturdy patches. The right patch can add a touch of class or originality to any knit or fabric hat.

Things You'll Need

  • Hat
  • White glue
  • Needle size 10
  • Cotton thread matching the color of the patch
  • Thimble
  • Scissors
  • Place the hat on the wearer's head and determine the placement of the patch.

  • Attach the patch to the hat with white glue and let the glue dry for 30 minutes.

  • Thread the needle with 24 inches of thread. Place the thimble on the right hand middle finger, if right-handed, or left middle finger if left-handed.

  • Turn the hat to the wrong side. Knot the thread end and push the needle through the hat and patch with the thimble-clad finger.

  • Turn the hat to the right side. Sew small straight stitches around the edge of the patch.

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References

  • "Sewing for Dummies"; Jan Saunders Naresh; 2009
  • "Good Housekeeping New Complete Book of Needlecraft"; Vera P. Guild; 1971
  • Photo Credit patch image by pearlguy from Fotolia.com
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