Today we'll show you how you can make trendy leather patches with your laser.
- Genuine leather (leftover pieces)
- Tape to fix it to the working table
- Needle and thread to sew the patch onto fabrics post-processing
Use the 2" lens to achieve an even finish when engraving larger surfaces.
Step 1: Import design
The first stage is to create your own design or use our ready made template. We used the relief mode when laser engraving to obtain two different colours on the material in a single engraving. This saves time when processing large quantities of materials. Send the file to your laser with the recommended laser parameters, which will vary depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.
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|Colour||Optimised geometries, inner geometries first|
Use the grayscale matrix to determine the correct values for the relief mode.
Step 2: Laser cutting and engraving the leather
Put the leather onto the laser machine's bed and secure it using the tape. Make sure that the surface is as even as possible as this will allow you to achieve a consistent engraving result. Engrave and cut the design.
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Step 3: Cleaning & sewing on
Remove your patch from the laser and if required, clean it using a damp cloth. Your patch can be attached to jeans, jackets, caps or other clothing items with a simple needle and thread.
Your imagination is the limit when creating designs for patches. From names and slogans to the logo of a start-up company or the local football team. Everything is possible, and the range of use is almost limitless.
Add extra value to your designs with personalisation.