Custom Embroidered Patches for Garments

Custom Embroidered Patches are thicker than woven patches and used for bolder designs.

Custom embroidered patches are made with twill fabric and polyester threads. These can be manufactured in any shape or size needed. In order for the letters to be legible the size of letters should be at least 3/16” high on twill background, or 1/4” high on heavier fabric background or stitched background.

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Border Options

There are three types of borders for embroidered clothing patches. Merrow border is a 1/8” border that over-locks the edge of the patch to give it a nice raised edge. Only patches with regular shapes or slightly irregular shapes with smooth angles can be merrowed.

Die-cut patches don’t have an over-locking border. The background material shows on the edges no matter if there is a stitched border or not. The shapes of these emblems can be regular or slightly irregular.

Hot-cut is the best choice for patches with irregular shapes. The fabric of the edge is completely trimmed off so that it will never fray. Heat-cut embroidery with heat seal backing are great alternative for direct embroidery.

Material Options

Embroidered patches are usually made with twill fabric and polyester threads. We are all about customization so we provide several other options of fabrics that can be embroidered on. These include: reflective material, neon twill, felt, imitation leather, and suede. Thread colors are chosen from Pantone colors.

Backing Options

There are several ways to attach custom embroidered patches to your product. Heat seal, iron on, pressure sensitive, magnet, pellon, plastic, and Velcro backing. Below is listed in detail what these options are best used for. Patches can also be sewn on. Our company does not attach the labels but we can help you find somewhere local to your area who does.

Here are descriptions of the different backing options. Please let us know if you have any questions and we will walk you through the process to get the best possible option for your product.

More Details on Backing Option

  • Plastic is a clear film that is applied to the back of the patch to make it stiffer and seal in the threads.
  • Pellon is a white opaque material that covers the back to seal in the threads and make the emblems slightly stiff.
  • Heat Seal is a material on the back of the patch that is then able to be ironed on to another surface.
  • Pressure Sensitive Backing is a sticker that can be a semi-permanent or temporary.
  • Velcro backing is easily applied and detached from garments or displays.
  • Magnet will cover the back of the patch that can be attached to any surface that contains metal.

Material Options

Embroidered patches are usually made with twill fabric and polyester threads. We are all about customization so we provide several other options of fabrics that can be embroidered on. These include: reflective material, neon twill, felt, imitation leather, and suede. Thread colors are chosen from Pantone colors.