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Just bought myself the Oregon Ducks' national championship uniform and a Natty patch, but I don't really know how I should go about combining the two. The patch I bought is iron on, but ideally I would have it sewn on, however I wouldn't know where to go and I don't really want to pay that much more on this little project anyway. Anyone have any tips? I'm thinking about ironing it on and then sewing it a little bit myself. Also I'm a little concerned about the ironing process ruining the jersey, should I be concerned?

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It's probably not the preferred way to go, but when I got a Flames jersey and a 2004 Stanley Cup Finals patch, I took them to a local sewing shop in the small town I was living in at the time and asked them to do it. Only cost me $5, and it has held up very well.

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Agreed ^^^^^^ i used to work in a small embroidery shop, it would cost probably about $5 or less, and would last. I have tried the iron, and came out with bad results, basically ruining the jersey.

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I usually spray the spot on the jersey with a light adhesive product, place the patch on that spot, then sew it on myself (just around the edges). It depends somewhat on the backing of the patch as well.

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Alright thanks for the responses guys. I'll see what kind of embroidery places I can find here in Eugene

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I'm sure just about any laundry or dry cleaning place could do it as well. Look for one that offers alterations or a tailor. I learned to sew awhile back and it takes very little time to do a patch.

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If you apply it with the adhesive backing, a heat press is ideal, but an iron and pressure will do the trick as well if you're careful and patient. Make sure you put a piece of fabric between the jersey/patch and the iron, though, so you avoid any type of burning or melting of the polyester, which can withstand temperatures up to about 300-325 degrees. You also have to make sure that after you apply heat and pressure to the front of the patch for 30-60 seconds that you let it cool for a minute and then hit it from the back (inside-out) to get the heat right on the adhesive.

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So I think I'm gonna do the adhesive and sew it myself, what kind of adhesive should I get?

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Bump. I need ideas for what kind of adhesive to use. Gonna do that then probably sew it myself or have my mom do it lol.

Here it is with the patch just laying on the jersey, how's the positioning?

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Looks good, but if I could give you some advice... hold off til gameday to sew it onto the jersey. This way you'll know exactly where it goes on the shirt. If they leave the Pac 10 patch on, there isn't much real estate room for the BCS patch. I could see them placing it on the sleeve like Miami did tonight.

Not much space for another patch:

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Possible solution? Like Miami:

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Nah, its going to cover the Pac 10 patch, I guarantee it. I highly doubt they'd put it on the shoulder

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Side note/question while speaking about bowl patch positioning:

Anyone recall a few years ago, I vaguely remember a team wearing their bowl patch on the upper back in the nameplate spot. Can anyone help me out? Kinda bugging me :grin:

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According to this photo from media day it will go on the right chest

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Bump. I need ideas for what kind of adhesive to use. Gonna do that then probably sew it myself or have my mom do it lol.

Here it is with the patch just laying on the jersey, how's the positioning?

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I use "Duro All-purpose Spray Adhesive". I doubt it matters what brand you use, but I do recommend using a spray adhesive. It keeps the patch in place for you to sew, but does not ruin the material (at least it hasn't for me).

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It seems to be just the angle of the picture, but in the picture you posted, the patch looks to close to the wings.

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There isn't much room for me to work on the replica. It may have to touch the wings.

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There isn't much room for me to work on the replica. It may have to touch the wings.

That might make it uncomfortable if the patch is sewn across to parts, it might pull down on the shoulder part of the jersey when you lift your arms.

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I'll see how I can put it on but I may be stuck with it like that. I don't plan on wearing it much after the 10th anyway, I got it more as a decorative/collective piece

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