How to Make Leather Patches for Hats

Customization is a significant trend in the leather patches market. Personalized leather patches with brand logos, names, or unique designs are being highly sought after by brands and individual consumers alike.

Leather Patches are widely used for all types of hats, like truck hats and knit beanies. On hats, they distinguish brand identity; on clothes, they often signify quality and craftsmanship. Like added to jeans, they have a tradition of gracing the back waistband, showcasing brand logos and adding a classic appeal.

As a factory producing leather patches, DOYLabel was established in 2001 in China, and began receiving global foreign trade orders in 2007. Over the past 16 years, we have exported $14 Mil transactions Per Year, nearly 8000 branders or Wholesalers bulk order custom patches from us. and we has earned 6100+ praise for high quality and professional service.


Today, In this blog post, we will discuss how to make leather patches step by step for wholesale order.

Create/Upload the Artwork

Before initiating the fabrication of the leather patches, it is essential to create the design artwork. This artwork will dictate the eventual shape and logo design of the patch.

How to make patches design ideas to artwork?

Customized Assistance: In case you don’t have artwork, don’t worry. You can just send us a reference image along with your custom ideas. Our experienced design team will collaborate with you with free service, using your image and ideas as a base to develop and finalize a customized patch artwork that aligns perfectly with your vision.

Direct Upload

If you already have a ready artwork design, simply use our direct upload facility. This option allows you to directly send us the precise artwork files, facilitating a quick and efficient transition from design to production.

Customized Assistance

In case you don’t have artwork, don’t worry. You can just send us a reference image along with your custom ideas. Our experienced design team will collaborate with you with free service, using your image and ideas as a base to develop and finalize a customized patch artwork that aligns perfectly with your vision.

Regardless of the option you choose, we are here to assist you at every step to ensure that your leather patches turn out exactly as you envisioned.

Leather Patches Material for Hats, Jackets, and Clothing

Genuine Leather

The caliber of a patch is a testament to the garment’s overall quality. Utilizing top-grain leather material for customization, our genuine leather patches guarantee both quality and durability. This is why numerous premium clothing brands opt for our bespoke patch services to elevate their brand stature.

When you opt leather patch with a plain backing to stitch onto your hats or clothing, we ensure that the reverse side of the genuine leather piece is as smooth and clean as possible, devoid of any frizzy barbs or irregularities.

Hot Stamped Brown Clothing Labels China Maker Custom Handmade Brand Logo Textured Real Genuine Leather Patches for Jeans
High Quality New Design Custom Embossed Brand Logo Recyclable Real Leather Patches for Backpack

Faux PU Leather

Investing in real leather patches can indeed be a bit steep, given the premium materials involved and the complex process of crafting them.

However, if you’re finding that your budget has a big say in your choices, turning your sights towards PU leather patches could be a smart move.

Think of PU leather as a savvy second option. Not only is it more wallet-friendly to produce, giving a budget-friendly edge for many brands, but it also doesn’t break the bank.

But don’t let the lower price tag fool you. PU leather has been finely crafted to bear a striking resemblance to its real leather counterpart. This means you can still dazzle your customers with products that ooze luxury, without the hefty price tag that genuine leather demands.

What’s more, PU leather patches bring a rich canvas of opportunities. Thanks to its straightforward manufacturing process, you have the freedom to play around with an array of textures, hues, and styles.

How to Engrave Your Leather Patches Logo

After cutting the patches into the desired size and shape, logo design is a vital component of the patches. we’ve got a whole array of tricks up our sleeve to get that logo looking just perfect! They are:

Hot Pressing

Hot pressing is our most commonly used technique, where the logo is transferred onto the leather using heat and pressure. This method allows for various effects, such as:

Embossed Custom Leather Patches DOYLabel


The logo is raised against the surface, creating a 3D effect that adds a touch of luxury and sophistication to the patch.

DOYLabel Wholesale Custom Debossed Leather Patches for Garment


In this effect, the logo is pressed into the material, carving out a chic, creating an indented, engraved look that offers a tactile and visually appealing finish.

In addition to using hot pressing to custom logo, we also can laser engrave and print.

Custom Printed Leather Patches

If you’re looking for a bit more color and personality, go for a printed design. Using printed logo design, you can have the freedom to play around with hues, and styles.

Printed Logo Custom Leather Patches DOYLabel
Embossed Digital Printing Custom Leather Patches DOYLabel

Laser Engraving Leather Patches

Laser Engraving utilizes a laser to intricately carve the logo onto the leather surface,  carving out your logo with laser-focused detail,, creating a precise and clean design.

At the end of the day, whichever method you choose, we’re here to make sure that your logo isn’t just a logo.

More Leather Patches Designs

If you want your logo more personalized than others, there has other design ideas:

TPU Logo Real Leather Labels

Leather Patches with TPU Logo

PU Leather Jeans Patches

Leather Patches with Metal

Wholesale Custom Embroidered Leather Keychains DOYLabel

Leather Patches with Embroidery

Leather Backing

Plain Backing

Iron on Backing

3M Adhesive Backing

Veclo Backing

Veclo Backing

How do you iron on the patches onto hats?

1. Preheat the Press:

Turn on your heat press machine and set it to the recommended temperature for leather, typically around 275-300°F (135-150°C).

Preheat the Press DOYLabel

2. Positioning the Patch

Spread your hat out on the workspace and smooth out any wrinkles. Then place the patch on the desired location on the hat, ensuring it is properly aligned and straight.

3. Heat Press Application:

First, Cover with a Teflon Sheet:
Protect your patch and the leather item by covering the patch with a Teflon sheet or a piece of parchment paper. This prevents potential burns or marks on the leather.

Second, Press the Patch:
Lower the top platen of the heat press onto the patch and apply pressure. Hold it in place for about 10-15 seconds.

You need to note that time can vary based on the specific heat press machine and the nature of the leather and patch. It’s recommended to do a small test patch first.

Cooling and Finalizing

  1. Lift the Press: After the set time, lift the press and carefully remove the Teflon sheet or parchment paper.
  2. Let it Cool: Allow the patch to cool down for several minutes. This ensures that the adhesive properly bonds with the leather.
  3. Check the Adhesion: Once cooled, gently test the edges of the patch to make sure it has adhered properly to the leather. If not, repeat the heat press process.
  4. Finally, Inspect the Patch: Examine the patch and surrounding area for any signs of burns or marks.

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