What is the process of ordering and making custom patches?

by Ever Lighten Custom Product Manufacturing
 In this article, we will read about the process of ordering and making custom patches. All types of patches like custom chenille patches, custom leather patches, custom woven patches, custom printed patches, custom name patches, custom bullion patches, and custom embroidered patches are perfect for amplifying wardrobe and adding a personal touch to products like backpacks, beanies, jackets, and more. Custom patches symbolize membership to a group or an organization as well. People who often wear these custom patches feel proud of themselves for being part of that group or unit. You cannot manufacture or produce or design custom patches as per demand as it requires a minimum order quantity of 100 units. They are similar to lapel pins and key chains in terms of minimum order requirements. If you are thinking of ordering or curious to learn the process of creating custom patches, look no further. Here, we have put together a manual to help you get started.

Introduction to custom patches option

Let’s take a look at some of the different patches options you can choose from.


Custom embroidered patches

When a fine fabric backs high-quality threading and comes up with a unique design, it converts into a wearable form of art. Custom embroidered patches are very popular and the most traditional option available in the market. You can select it when you have a high-contrast design that needs depth and texture.

Custom woven patches

The combination of thin threads and a tight weave produce custom woven patches. They are best for stylish work that requires crisp details. You can select it when you want to display a unique logo or small lettering effectively.

Custom printed patches

Custom printed patches are the picture-perfect illustration of your design with a high level of detail and plenty of color options. No other patches provide these many color options. You can select it if you want to depict your design as real as a picture.

Custom bullion patches

Custom bullion patches are called crest patches as well. In this patch, small pieces of artwork create 3D designs with tight wire stitching. It gives your patches a unique shine and texture, making it a perfect option for classy logos. You can select custom bullion patches for creating a patch that is long-lasting as well as looks beautiful.

Custom chenille patches

Custom chenille patches work best for designs that have large open areas of color or where a large patch is required. Select custom chenille patches when you want to convert your simple design into a timeless fuzzy style.

Custom leather patches

Custom leather patches can convert any apparel or accessory into a high-quality, classy product. You can also fully-customize it by choosing the size, embossing, and color of your custom leather patches. Select custom leather patches if you are looking to affix a classic, urban, trendy or natural look to a product.

Custom PVC patches

When you are looking for something tough, bold, and unique, you should choose custom PVC patches. These patches provide three looks with their rubberized style and can live through any extreme conditions. You can select this option if you need a durable custom patch.


You can select the material of your custom patches as per the chosen design. Custom patches like custom chenille patches, custom leather patches, custom woven patches, custom printed patches, custom name patches, custom bullion patches, and custom embroidered patches will suit different materials. Each of them will look best on certain materials while not be as fitting on other materials. If you want to look appealing, then you have to select materials wisely.


There are various backing options for custom embroidered patches. You can choose from plastic backing, iron-on backing, adhesive backing, hook and loop backing, pin back backing, or magnetic backings. No backing is also an option to choose from.


You can choose from metallic threads and neon threads. There are multiple thread color options to choose from. If you do threading carefully, then your design will look more beautiful. Having too many elements on a single design can make it look cluttered. You have to give space for details so the design remains recognizable.


There are two border options:

  • Merrowed
  • Die-cut

    Merrowed borders cover the outside of the patch and are slightly embossed. They are possible on designs that are not complicated. Simple shapes like a square, oval, circle can have merrowed borders.

    When it comes to covering complex shapes, die-cut borders can do the trick. If your design has complex elements or edges, die-cut borders will be most appropriate. There is no significant price difference between the two border options.

    Embroidery percentage

    Embroidery percentage is the amount of your patch covered with thread. Custom patches are embroidered on a fabric called "twill." You have to consider your design before deciding on your embroidery percentage. When your patch is covered with less than 100% embroidery, then a part of your twill will be visible. It resembles the background color. If your design has a solid background color, then an embroidery percentage less than 100% may look good.

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