A Guide to Easily Sewing a Patch onto a Hat for a Customized Look


If you have a hole in your favorite hat, don’t despair! It’s easy to fix it by sewing an embroidered patch on it (with or without an embroidery machine).

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    With just a few stitches you can unleash your creative side and personalize your hat. We will show you how to customize your headwear in a snap while providing some tips and solutions along the way!

    Supplies you will need for sewing a patch on a hat:

    • A needle
    • Some thread
    • Fabric for the patch

    Follow these steps, and you’ll have your hat fixed up with a professional finish.

    How To Sew a Patch on a Hat Using a Sewing Machine?

    Looking to add a little personality to your headpiece? Why not sew a patch onto your it? It’s a simple process! All you need is a sewing machine to making the process easier.

    Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

    Step 1: Find a patch

    First, you need to find a patch that you like, which is the right size for your hat. You can either make your own custom patch or purchase one from a store. 

    Step 2: Pin the patches

    Place the patch in the desired location on the hat. Make sure that the patch is secure by pinning it in place. Once positioned, you will want to secure it with tape or pins.

    Step 3: Sew patches

    Next thread the needle on the sewing machine and set the stitch length. You can use an embroidery stitch or a decorative stitching thread.

    If you are using a decorative stitch, a stabilizer (backing) on the back of the patch is recommended. This helps keep the stitch from becoming loose.

    Using a sewing machine, sew around the edge of the patch. Start by sewing a straight stitch around the perimeter of the patch. Then, sew a narrow zigzag stitch around the patch to secure it.

    Be sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of the stitching. This secures the patch in place.

    Step 4: Cut thread

    Once you’ve sewn around the edge of the patch, you can cut off any excess thread. Then knot it on the back side of the hat. Cut any excess thread you see, and you’re all done!

    How to Sew a Patch on a Hat Without a Sewing or Embroidery Machine?

    Sewing a patch onto a hat without a sewing machine is simple. Gather these supplies to get started:

    • A hat
    • A patch
    • A needle
    • Thread 

    If the hole is large, use a piece of fabric that acts as a filler. A color which closely matches the hat is recommended.

    man hand sewing a patch onto fabric
    A backing can be used behind your patch to act as a filler to the whole in your hat

    If the hole is in a less noticeable location, you can get away with using a contrasting color or even a funky pattern.

    If you have iron on patches, you will need a hot iron. Next, position the patch on the hat where you would like it to go.

    If you are using an iron-on patch, follow the instructions on the package. Be careful to put it on a heat-resistant surface before application.

    Place the patch in the desired location. Start sewing it onto the hat using a needle and thread. First, thread your needle and knot the end.

    Now sew, going in and out of the fabric with your needle.

    Once the patch is secure, knot the thread on the inside of the hat, and you’re all done!

    How to Sew a Patch on a Baseball Cap or Knit Caps

    One of the most popular trends in fashion are baseball caps or knit caps with patches sewn on them.

    If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your caps, or simply repairing a damaged one, here’s a quick and easy guide.

    You’ll need a few supplies. These include a needle, thread, scissors, and of course, the patch and your baseball cap. Once you have everything gathered, just follow these simple steps.

    You can use a simple running stitch or a decorative stitch to attach the patch.

    First, cut a piece of fabric that is slightly larger than the hole or tear. Place the fabric over the hole, and pin it in place. Next, using a needle and thread, sew the fabric in place. Start by sewing a few stitches in the center of the fabric. Then sew around the entire perimeter.

    Once the fabric is securely in place, trim any excess fabric. And that’s it – your baseball cap or knit cap is as good as new!

    How to Glue Embroidered Patches on Hats?

    One way to add personality to a hat is to glue embroidered patches. This is a straightforward process, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

    How to sew a patch on a hat. The beginner's guide to getting started.
    Show off your personality with glue on embroidery patches

    Make sure that the surface of the hat is clean and free of any dirt or debris.

    Apply the adhesive to the back of the patch. Then press it firmly onto the hat.

    Allow the glue to dry before wearing the hat.

    There are a few different ways that you can glue embroidered patches onto hats. The best way to do this is to use a fabric adhesive.

    You can find this at most craft stores. Another option is to use a hot glue gun. Just be careful not to burn yourself!

    If you are using a hot glue gun, apply the glue to the back of the patch. Then, place the patch onto the hat and hold it in place until it dries.


    Can you hand sew a patch on a hat?

    Yes, you can. You will need a needle and thread and some fabric glue. First, cut a piece of fabric that is slightly larger than the patch. 

    Apply fabric glue to the back of the patch, and then place it on the hat. Start sewing the patch in place using a small running stitch. Sew around the edge of the patch to secure it.

    How do you put a patch on a hat?

    There are a few different ways to put a patch on a hat. You can sew it on, glue it on, or use Velcro to attach it. 

    If you will be using the hat a lot, then sewing it on is probably the best option. If you just want to put a patch on for show, gluing or using Velcro would work fine.

    Can you sew a patch on a hat with a sewing machine?

    You can sew a patch on a hat with a sewing machine. You will need to use a needle and thread compatible with your sewing machine. You will also need to use a stabilizer under the patch to keep it from shifting.

    How do you put a patch on a knitted hat?

    To attach a patch, start by lining up the hole’s edges and the patch. Then, use a tapestry needle and yarn to sew the patch onto the hat. 

    Start by sewing a few stitches in the center of the patch and then work your way out to the edges.

    Why Do People Prefer Sewing Over Adhesives When It Comes to Leather Patches on Caps?

    When it comes to leather patches on caps, many people prefer sewing over adhesives. There are several reasons for this preference.

    Sewing provides a more permanent bond than adhesives. Adhesives are more susceptible to heat and moisture. Sewing also allows for a more customized look, as custom patches can be sewn in different patterns or designs.

    Sewing provides a more secure hold of logo patches. This is important when you’re dealing with a thicker material like leather. You also have more control over the placement of the leather patch.

    Finally, sewing is generally more durable than adhesives. Meaning that patches are less likely to come off over time. Sewing simply looks more polished and professional.

    Watch this video: How To Sew A Leather Patch On A Cap [16 mins 19 secs]

    To save time, skip to timeline 03:30!


    If you have a hole in your favorite hat, don’t toss it – sew an embroidered patch to a hat! Custom hat patches are an easy fix that anyone can do. You need a needle, thread, and a patch to create custom patches. 

    Here’s how to do it:

    1. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end.
    2. Put the patch over the hole, making sure that the edges are even.
    3. Start sewing the patch on by going in and out with your sewing machine needle around the patch’s perimeter. 

    Once the patch is secure, tie off the thread, and you’re done!

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