Aug 20, 2014
Backing on patches are important features due to their functions. First is they serve as features that attach patches on clothes. Second is they promote durability for biker patches. Therefore, careful consideration of these backing options is also important.
As you shop around, you will find the following backing options to choose from according to your needs and budget.
Standard backing option refers to the usual backing on patches. This backing option is where threads attach during the embroidering process. A piece of thicker fabric is durable enough to hold threads and withstand the embroidering process. Embroidering process will cause thread to pierce on the backing fabric several times to form the pattern. Regular standard backing comes as a free feature from patch makers, which means no need to pay additional for having this backing option.
However, biker patches with standard backing is considerably less durable compared to patches with other backing options. This thin fabric is the only one holding the thread and it may tear after some time due to regular washing. Moreover, you need to saw it directly on the clothes unlike other backing options that can be attached instantly.
Iron on backing doesn’t only serve as a backing option for added durability, but also in making patching easier. Iron on has heat-activated adhesive that will easily attach on clothes, which leads to easy patching. For patching, lay the biker patches on clothes, press them with a flat iron and it will attach instantly. Heat will make the adhesive stick on clothes.
Plastic is also among the top choice backing option among buyers. Majority of the buyers choosing this option are those working with government sectors like firemen, security people, and police departments. They choose plastic because they make patches long-lasting than regular backing option. The thin plastic is more durable and ideal for people who are always on the move like these professionals. Bikers obtaining these patches will definitely find them beneficial while on the move on their bikes.
Tape is also an instant attaching mechanism on patches. As a double-sided tape, users simply need to peel the other side and it will stick on clothes without problems. However, tape is only used for temporary patching since tape won’t last contact with water when you washed the clothes. Nevertheless, these patches will save you from time when you need instant patch repair.
Velcro is a good backing option to use because it offers two functions as well. It has a locking mechanism using special materials. The benefit of this feature is you can remove and attach biker patches easily. Unlike permanent sewing, you can remove Velcro patching whenever you want to and attach it again. This is ideal if you don’t want to wash patches together with your clothes, which will preserve their color quality.
Button loop is made from a thin string resembling a shoelace. It adds a different appeal on patches, making it extra appealing for users. As a button loop, it will be used for hanging and placed on buttons as a unique way of using patches on clothes.
Hot cut border
This cut border is ideal for patches with irregular shapes, which is not easy to do. Being a laser-cut backing option, this is one of the add-on backing solution for people looking for unique patches to use. Since this utilizes unique procedures, you must consider that this will cause additional money for you.
Backing option for biker patches offer several functions that will work for you, especially if you’re into biking. Choose among these options according to your needs. These options also dictate the amount of money you’ll pay for obtaining patches that will adorn your clothing.