Sew on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi Patches

  • March 07 , 2018
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How to Sew on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi Patches

There is a specific way to sew on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi patches that must be done in order to prevent the merrowed border from tearing off the edges of your patch. Unlike most patch applications, these Gi patches will be under constant abuse. BJJ guard work is the cause of the problems encountered. Just imagine what will happen if your patch is only sewn on by the affixed merrowed border. All your weight (and possibly your opponents) will be on the patch while it is yanked and pulled in all different directions. It will be just a matter of a few good rolls before the border tears loose from the twill material. However this is completely avoidable. Here are some suggestions.
1- If your patch was made with an iron on backing then use it. Have the patch ironed in patch in place before having it sewn on.
2- Do not sew the patch on by stitching through the outside merrowed border. This alone will stop most of the problems. Instead, choose a thread color that matches the twill background material, and sew the patch on just inside the merowed border through the twill material background.
3- Try to sew the patch down somewhere in the middle also. This will reduce the pulling pressure on the outside of the patch.
I hope this article will help you with the process of having your patches sewn on. I would definitely recommend taking your Gi and patch to your local dry cleaner or tailor and explaining to them how it needs to be sewn on. The Gi and the patch are very thick, which can make this a difficult sew on job for the average person. To learn more about finding the right company to create your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi patch, visit Bjj patches or call 201-573-6200.