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Full grain leather patches

All patches are custom made to order and have a 5-14 day production time from the time of design approval and depending on quantity ordered

hover on the small swatch above to see the colors name

stop scorching your hats click to order the hat mat

you can mix colors with the same design, just click on the online designer tab, add your design, then click the "price it option" in that pop up you can add separate patch colors and quantity per color - moq is 12 patches per color

If you would like to design your patch with your own software, click the template button found below. Instructions to download are:

  1. Click the button and choose a print method
  2. Choose option 1 download a template
  3. click download and right click image to save image as, or click upper right arrow to see the download option

see how to order video below also 

Genuine Leather 09

Genuine Full Grain Leather Patches can bring value to any brand, hat , or apparel, upscale your products with these beautiful hand crafted 5-6 oz leather patches made by us here in the USA. All of our products for leather including the adhesive are sourced locally to support local family owned businesses within the states, by ordering from Esentl you help to support local hard working people within the states. That’s something to be proud!


Choose Your Backing:
Patch Sealer (This protects and adds water resistance):
Rivet Options:

Quantity Price Breaks

PATCH MOQ 15 pieces

when your design is complete, upload your finished svg file product template here for fast checkout, if you visually want to see your design on a patch color, click the "online designer" button, upload your image there and choose a color to view how it looks on the patch colors

or drag & drop file here
Your File
Number of Ink Colors:

This product has templates(s) available to make designing easier. Click the button below to download the product template. Use your graphics programs to put your design on the template and upload the completed template. After you click this button you will be prompted to download the template. You can upload the completed template from the same screen.

Download/Upload template or Art

Our Genuine Full Grain locally sourced Veg Tan Leather hides create Patches that will bring value to any brand, upscale your products with these beautiful 5-6 oz hand crafted and stained leather patches 100% made here in the USA. These patches come with or without our premium GripTec heat applied thermal adhesive and with the addition of optional rivet and sealer options, this makes Esentl your #1 choice for custom patches

Weight 0.025 lbs
Dimensions 3.25 × 2.00 × .075 in

Golden Brown, Natural, Saffron, Caramel, Cognac, Walnut, Chocolate, Black



Price breaks qtys15, 25, 30, 50, 51, 75, 101, 125, 250, 251, 500, 501, 1001
Choose Your BackingNo Adhesive, Add GripTec Pro Adhesive + $0.25 (for heat press)
Patch Sealer (This protects and adds water resistance)No Sealer, Resolene Sealer - Engraved only + $0.10
Rivet OptionsNot Needed, Rivet Holes Only, Rivet Holes Plus Hardware $0.50


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How to download templates and order patches

Patch image design setup

Design file for engraving:

must be black color only with transparent image background, black represent engravable area, Transparency represents patch color area. 300 dpi Vector .SVG file is the preferred file for patches, png, JPG, .ai, .eps, pdf, .afdesign also accepted. – some unprepared  designs may be subject to art fees!

Design File for Color print: 

should be 300 dpi .PNG File with transparent background

See video ABOVE on how to design for patches 

heat press instructions

Upper platen heat 280-290F

Lower platen heat 280F

“Make sure your heating element doesn’t have any  heating inaccuracies.”

All heat presses may vary so dial in your settings beforehand for best results.

Pre press your hat for 7 seconds to eliminate any moisture and to loosen up the material, Make sure to mold the hat shape to the platen, you should have no bubbles between the hat and platen it should feel flat to the platen surface.

Peel the paper backing off patch and place the patch on the hat. Some patches may or may not come with a paper backing based on the adhesive style. The lower heat and pre press should help this patch  stay in place slightly. Hold the patch down to metl adhesive a bit, then, Press patch for 25-30 seconds …. If you are using the Hat Mat silicone pad which is highly recommended, so you don’t scorch your hats, double the dwell time to 45-50 seconds, or whatever time works best for your machine setup. Always preheat  your silicone pad first for best results. 

Watch my video for my techniques and process

Not needed

All Patches are Hand Wash Only

You can use LA Awesome or any natural Leather cleaning products to clean any residue on your patches

4-5 oz” Thickness

For all other hat presses here are some jumping off point setting you can use. As always practice on your machine to dial in your settings as they will vary from machine to machine

50-60 seconds w/ pad
Cover Pad:
Esentl Hat mat Silicone Pad
Pre-heat your lower platen for 50-60 seconds. Add your hat and pre-heat for 20 seconds (using your silicone pad, prevents scorching and or burn marks). Make sure to mold the hat shape to the platen, you should have no gaps between the hat and the platen, it should be flat to the platen surface. Add patch and Cover with The Hat Mat Silicone flex pad and press.


25-30 Seconds / 45-50 Seconds with silicone pad

360 IQ Hat Press Temperatures

Upper 280F / Lower 280F


Medium 5-6 / with silicone pad 6-7

Cover pad

Recommended - The Hat Mat Silicone Pad


important tips

  • Always use a silicone pad for best results or your 1/8″ foam pad for pre, and main, press, (adjust time and temp if using the foam pad) for post press use only a silicone pad (recommended)
  • Check your patches before placement.
  • Always check your heat press platen with a laser temperature  gun to ensure accurate temps.
  • Store your patches in a cool dry place.
  • Lint roll your hats prior to placement.
  • All tests are done using a Stahls Hotronix 360 IQ Hat press, your settings may vary for any other style hat press. For Patches upper and lower heat is recommended, which is why we use the 360 IQ.
  • Always order a few extra patches as well practice with other hats first to dial in your hat heat press settings

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