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10 Things You Didn't Know About NASA Patches

Once you're into patches, there is no way back. Last year I did a post on National Park patches and this time NASA seemed like the perfect fit to explore. I ended up buying a bunch of patches on eBay to get the feel for design and quality and in my research process this post started to shape up. NASA continues to inspire generation after generation and I’m excited to feature a few facts about NASA patches that you probably didn’t know about. 1. First NASA Patch - 1965 A long tradition of military patches carried over to space exploration. The first space patches were created by the Soviet Union in 1963 for astronaut Valentina Tereshkova for the Vostok program....

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Outfitting an American Legend: Schott NYC Perfecto Leather Jacket with Asilda Patches

I have a story to tell you. In the last few years I became fascinated with companies that have been around 100+ years. When thinking of Asilda Store back when there was not even a single product or web store, I knew I wanted to make something as long lasting. Only select few businesses survive for this long. For me, 20 years already sounds like a super long time. I just finished reading a book on Amazon and with 25 years of brand growth it sounds like they all had 10 lives by now. Every day is packed with new decisions, issues to face, ups and downs.I think the biggest challenge of being in business for so long is choosing...

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The Best Bags and Backpacks for Your Asilda Pins and Embroidered Patches

For all of us, awesome bags and clothing are as important as pins and patches that we put on them. It has to be the right fit. It needs to look perfect. So I thought I should put together a list of my favorite bag brands that I think are perfect for Asilda Store products. If you know my background, I started with running my photo blog and writing about camera straps and bags. I loved doing reviews and enjoyed getting new gear to test out. When I switched to running the store, this blog eventually became just as big of a part of what I want to write. I pulled all my past reviews, looked at all the brands...

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Artist Interview: Asilda Pin and Patch Designer, Mike Cortes

When he's not working at a design agency in Mexico, Mike Cortes is designing pins and patches for Asilda Store. Before his work for Asilda Store, Mike had mostly worked in apparel design, but now he has an impressive lineup of standout work that balances killer typography, and creative concepts with vibrant colors to create a suite of inspirational pins and patches. To design pins and patches, Mike has to think beyond pixels. There are manufacturing guidelines and restraints that he has to work with so that he can bring his designs into the real world. Patches have to be designed using 7 colors or less from a palette of 214 colors. All of the typography has to be at least 0.25 inches...

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How to Iron On and Sew on Embroidered Patches

When you receive your Asilda Store patches, all of which have iron on backing, there are different ways you can attach them to your jackets or bags. It's been a common question of how to iron on patches or sew them to different materials, so is all you need to know. Depending on the material you want to put the patch on, there are three options: Iron On Glue Sewing You can also use a combination of these for maximum security. Iron-on is great for quick application. For that, all you need is an iron and a towel or a cloth. Turn the iron to the highest temperature setting and then iron the side of the bag/jacket to make sure...

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