A Guide Designing Custom Embroidered Patches Online
So you wanna add some custom embroidered patches to your Canadian Tuxedo…
Is there a better feeling than throwing back a Pabst Blue Ribbon in your favorite jean jacket? No, right? But is it just me, or is your jacket looking a little bare? Like, maybe it needs some more patches? Whoa, Dude! Mind read! In fact, some of those designs you used to doodle in homeroom would look amazing! Come to think of it, custom embroidered patches would make some sick band merchandise to sell on the next tour! You’ve got the design idea; what’s the next step…?
Whether it is custom embroidered baseball hats, custom embroidered sweatshirts, custom logo polo shirts, or custom embroidered blankets, the next steps are essentially the same once the artwork has been established.
You will need to choose a backing; do you want the backing to be iron-on, Velcro, sew-on, or an adhesive?
Next, you will need to choose a border for your custom patch. Is it to be a laser cut edge (with no embroidery around the edge at all), or a hot knife stitched border (best for custom patches with complex shapes)? The most common border is a Merrowed border, which offers a clean & simple design.
The final decision that needs to be made in the design stage is choosing what kind of finish you’d like. There are many different options, but probably the most popular are woven patches (the most cost-effective option), or full embroidered patches (the most durable). Chenille patches are made of soft yarn, which you will most likely see on lettered school jackets worn by varsity teams. Dye sublimated patches are becoming a popular option, as well.
Once these decisions have been made, a photo sample or a physical prototype will be submitted for your approval and then manufacturing of your custom embroidered patches can begin! Bear in mind that the more patches you order the lower the price per unit, with a minimum order of 12 units being the industry standard.