xtool has impressed me again. when I hear 'leatherette' or what ever else as a leather substitute I usually am quite suspect. I work with a lot of real leather and know the feel and quality. when I fist opened the package and got hands on, I was quite surprised. it has a really good feel to them. there is no off putting smell like a lot of fake leathers. also, it has a stitching around the edges that gives a very good illusion of the patch being sewn on. the engraving of this is really nice as well. I have the black/gold patches and the color really came through nicely. having an option for the under color is super nice as well. the adhesive is amazing. I am used to actually stitching patches to hats, but this gives me a great alternative to either make patches for people to use on their own items. finally, included is a square of the same material to run a test patch as a gauge for your laser. that is really nice since you would have to use a few to check settings just the same. that is a huge bonus even though it seems like a small detail.