The answer to this question is not so straightforward as it may seem; but, can be simplified in explaining. Fabric is one of the most commonly used materials in the fashion industry and it comes in many different types. The type of fabric that you use will determine whether or not you can put patches on it.
What are embroidery patches?
Embroidery patches are a great way to add a personal touch to your clothes. They can be used for decoration, or to cover up stains or holes in the fabric.
Small pieces of fabric that have been stitched with patterns and then cut off are known as embroidery patches. They can be attached to garments either mechanically with a sewing machine or manually with a needle and thread.
Felt is typically used to make the patches, which are available in a variety of sizes and forms. They are available at any craft shop, but you may also make your own by cutting shapes from felt and sewing them to the cloth.
Depends on the Fabric and the Patch
If you’re using iron on patches then it’s best to avoid putting them on fabric because they can cause some serious damage. Fabric materials like nylon and rayon are not great for iron on patches. But, stick on patches are fine, but if you want to take a much safer route it’s better to have a fabric glue added to the back of the patch. It’s also possible to have it sewn on,if you’re curious about having them sewn on something (like a bag) we have steps on how to! If you have already added patches into your fabric garment and want to wash them but aren’t sure, also check out another article here.