CART (0)

Your Cart is Empty

You are $99.00 away from free shipping!

How Do You Glue Patches on Waxed Canvas

BY Buffalo Jackson Insight canvas care
BY Alex Via

So, you have some patches you want to proudly display on your waxed canvas bag or jacket. But how do you glue patches to waxed canvas? Easy answer: you don’t. The wax coating on waxed canvas prevents glue from sticking reliably. Rather than gluing, your best bet is to have a tailor sew or stitch your patches onto the waxed canvas.  

A few notes about stitching a patch on waxed canvas if you plan to do it yourself:  

Use a needle designed for thicker fabric.  

Pinning (to hold the patch in position) can leave visible puncture marks in waxed canvas. Use a clip instead, or be sure to keep the pin holes inside the area you’ll be stitching (so puncture holes are covered by the patch).  

Needle holes are very small, so any compromise to waterproofing should be negligible, but you can wax the thread to minimize the chance of the thread wicking moisture. Apply seam sealer to ensure water resistance.    

Related Articles:

Related products

More from Insight
Insight by Alex Johnson
Motorcycle Leather Jacket Buying Guide
So, you have some patches you want to proudly display on your ...
Read More
Insight by Alex Johnson
Get to Know the Leather Bomber Jacket
So, you have some patches you want to proudly display on your ...
Read More
Insight by Alex Johnson
Our Favorite Celebrity Leather Jacket Looks
So, you have some patches you want to proudly display on your ...
Read More