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Stitching patches on clothing

Postby peterline » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:48 pm

Guys, I've got some patches to stich on my clothing (windstopper jacket, down jacket, fleece...) and was wondering if I would damage my gear by stitching them on those items (i.e. loss of waterproofability...). I know that the dow jacket got 2 front pockets so I was thinking on stitching them on these pockets but I don' thave such things on my other gear.

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Postby Brad Marshall » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:42 am

If it was me I wouldn't worry about the waterproofness of the jackets. I don't think you'd just wear Windpro or fleece in the rain and if it's cold enough for down it won't be raining.
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Postby SpiderSavage » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:54 am

As a Boy Scout patch geek I usually just get jackets for patches and jackets for function.

Pokin needle holes in a waterpoof shell is gonna poke holes in it ya know. Water and stuff gets in holes.

Doesn't matter if you're not too serious about function.
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Postby Pivvay » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:11 am

Just seam grip the patch when you're done if it's a WP piece of gear. Patch will last longer then too.
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Postby cbcbd » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:56 am

Pivvay wrote:Just seam grip the patch when you're done if it's a WP piece of gear. Patch will last longer then too.

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Yep, I do the same. Apply it over the stitching.
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Postby DukeJH » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:30 pm

On downwear, sew through the pocket if possible. If not, use a very small needle and small stitch to catch only the nylon outer shell.
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