Sewing a patch on a backpack may seem to be a little difficult task, but if you have followed up the steps several times it’s an easy one!!

It is a little hard work but will be the best way to stick a patch rather than iron patching and bonding because it is less disastrous.

7 steps to sew on a patch on a backpack

  1. Choose the thread as per your patch’s colour
  2. Decide the target where to patch
  3. Pin that patch
  4. Use needle for sewing
  5. Start sewing
  6. Continue stitching
  7. Let’s finish it up

Choose the thread as per your patch’s colour.

As for sewing the backpack, we’ll be needed thread, and thread should be according to the patch’s colour.

But it doesn’t mean you cannot choose another colour thread, it’s totally up to you, if you don’t know an excellent level of creativity you should go with the same colour.

Decide the target where to patch

Now, select the place where you have to sew the patch.

Remember to fix the patch’s place, because after sewing the patch you may take it out, but some little pores will be left out there.

Pin that patch

To keep your patch stable, you have to pin the patch with a safety pin to not result in sliding of the patch while sewing it.

Use needle for sewing.

Take a needle and the small thread around 20-25 inches and tie it to the needle’s back.

Start sewing

Now you have to start threading the patch and remember to keep the patch still.

From the outside of the bag, like the essential threading we do. Start it with, making the patch still and start stitching from one end to other.

If you are new to sewing, it will take some time, but I am pretty sure you will get the way.

Continue stitching

There are two types of stitching-

  1. Running Stitch
  2. Overcast Stitch

Running Stitch:- In this type, you have to make the needle move back and forth like from one end you have to start sewing the needle and thread and continue it backwards. Continue the process till you reach the next stop of the backpack.

Overcast Stitch:- This stitch is done by making loops while stitching. First, take both the thread and needle out from one end and then make a loop over the fabric and take it inside again. Continue it till you reach the next stop.

Let’s Finish It Up

Tie a knot after finishing stitching at the downside so that it does not get unfastened.


  • Do not do it fast because the needle can hurt your hand, and it can bleed also.
  • While sewing, don’t lose tread in between because that will make your backpack look torn after some time and look untidy.
  • Keep good safety around scissors and rotary cutters.
  • Please have a good posture because it can hurt your back also.
  • You can also use safety gloves while sewing.
  • At last, go slow!

Other Patching Methods

  1. Iron patching
  2. Bonding

Let’s start knowing about it.


Iron patching is a retro trend which is used by most of the people. It is one way to stick a patch on your backpack but carefully. Specially nylon and sometimes the fabric can fall if not stuck properly. The disadvantage of this is the Velcro patches are attached loosely. But it is more durable; you can remove the patch before cleaning. It has greater flexibility than the patches can be easily removed and attached again, easy to use on any garment. This method will not be useful if you want to make a permanent patch.

If you are interested in patching the backpack through iron, you can check out this guide: –


Bonding is just sticking the patch with glue, but the bond is of a different type like you can use a silicone seam sealer or use any other type of silicone sealant available on any hardware shop. Gently apply a layer of the glue on the backside of the backpack and stick it against the pack. Make sure to apply direct pressure on the bag so that the patch can stick adequately, if possible, use something to apply pressure so that the patch doesn’t fall off easily.

Conclusion: –

It was all about how to sew on a patch on a backpack; I hope you followed all steps discussed.

Just go through the precautions also so that that awareness be maintained.

Lastly, I would like to say, sew your patch, and stand out from the crowd!!