Anyone else do this that can share some tips and tricks?
Im trying/trialing making leather patches about 3-4 inches L/W for duty bags/coats (EMS mostly).
Medium thick leather.
I engrave the design then cut a boarder.
Remove the patch leaving the source material as a guide, lay Velcro sheet over that held down with magnets and ignore the design and cut the boarder again.
This gives me the perfect size velcro hook sheet to glue to the back of the leather.
I dye the front of the leather and put leather glue on the back and then the Velcro on.
Put some weight on evenly for a few hours for the glue to dry.
The patches look great, work well on my coat/bag … for a few days, then the Velcro stays and the patch pops off.
I’m assuming I need some kind of glue that’s flexible still once cured, and I probably need to figure out a way to stitch a boarder.
I eventually want to make fire/ems/rescue patches for my coworker and put some up on Etsy to help pay for the hobby.
I’d love not to have to distort my fingers sewing leather.
Thanks for your time.
I’m also looking for a way to paint or enamel the letters to add contrast if that’s something someone has experience with too.