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Patches

jgiesbrecht

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept-Oct 2020
How have you all attached your patches to your backpack?
I know theres diff methods: sewing, adhesive etc just wondering specifically what has worked for you guys. I'm not a sew-er but I do have a friend who could info ask her....just wondering if theres a better way
 

Crandall

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
April (2020)
I have lots of patches on my backpack. Stuck them in place with adhesive and then sewed them. Good needle and a thimble.
 

Vacajoe

Traded in my work boots for hiking ones
Camino(s) past & future
2019 Biarritz-Pamplona-Lourdes
2018 Aragon/Frances/Finis
2018 Operation Sabre
2018 Marin Ramble
Patches? Patches?!?! We don’t need no stinking patches! 😎
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
I used some sort of double-sided adhesive sheet that can be cut to shape which we got from the Scouts who use it to attach their badges to their uniforms. I was worried that sewing it on would affect the water resistance of the pack.
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
How have you all attached your patches to your backpack?
I know theres diff methods: sewing, adhesive etc just wondering specifically what has worked for you guys. I'm not a sew-er but I do have a friend who could info ask her....just wondering if theres a better way

I never do.

I have a ‘campfire blanket’ which I’ve had since I was a Cub Scout in the very early 1970s. The idea is that whilst a camp fire might warm you from the front the blanket provides some comfort from the back. I have a bucket (imperial couple of gallons?) full of fabric badges to be sewn onto said blanket whenever a day has nothing more interesting to offer.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Vol Pilgm office 15
CF 16+17
Vol Pilgm House 18
Kerry&Ingles 19
Portuguese X2020 (2021?)
I have the local backcountry outfitter sew mine on. It is too painful when I try to sew anything that thick and I’m slow to heal.
 

Derrybiketours

A journey of 500 miles begins with one step!
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdeP-FIN(09/2018)
PORTO-SANT(11/2018)
Caminho Da Fe(01/2019)
SJPdeP- SANT(09/2019)
Madrid(7/2020)
I was worried that sewing it on would affect the water resistance of the pack.
I had similar concern but the fabric glue sealed any puncture holes made by needle although has started to seep out after last Camino but contents inside where dry. Glue and Sew before you go 🤠IMG-20191121-WA0031.jpg
 

SenorJacques

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (May-June 2020)
I prefer fabric adhesive - keeping in mind that not all fabric adhesives are created equal, and the effiacy of said adhesive has much to do with the backpack material involved.

Some compounds sold as "fabric adhesive" don't work particularly well on vinyl fabrics, as I found out through trial and error when trying to attach patches to my Osprey pack a while back. Finally stumbled upon Aleene's Ultimate Multi-Surface Adhesive and haven't looked back. It beat my trusted favorite E-6000 in side-by-side tests and has proved to be secure and waterproof.

 
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How have you all attached your patches to your backpack?
I know theres diff methods: sewing, adhesive etc just wondering specifically what has worked for you guys. I'm not a sew-er but I do have a friend who could info ask her....just wondering if theres a better way
I use fabric, self-adhesive velcro-type, hook and loop for fabrics; self-adheres quite well to my backpack. One side goes on the pack, the other to the back of the patch.

A fabric store or craft store, like Joannes, will carry the product in a variety of sizes.
 
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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
Since being introduced to the Speedy Stitcher

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I'm more than happy to stitch patches onto my pack (and those of others - whether they like it or not). I wax the thread before stitching.
 

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