Hi, I just bought a timbuk2 bag and would like to decorate it with some patches. I am sure that putting on a patch would void the warranty of the bag, but I can live with that. What I'm wondering is what is the best way to safely put the patches on without ruining the water lining of the bag? I'm not sure if sewing or ironing the patch would be better. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
If you use a sewing machine you'd surely put holes in the water lining of said bag unless the rubber inside of it is self mending, which I doubt, you need to use the shallow stitching, you basically only run the needle under the top layer of material. . . But you put a ton of stitches in it and tie it off once at the beginning of the patch. Usually the corner and tie it in the middle of that side then the next corner then the middle again and so on and so forth. make the stitches about a 1/16" apart or about a 1.5mms . And if you really want it to stay on there you should use a hot glue gun in the meddle of the patch and around the edges. What? So I learned how to sew, it's a good little thing to learn. I would practice on something you can't ruin like an out t-shirt or something, you don't have to hot glue it. . .