Employee uniforms, sports jerseys, and even hats, purses, and backpacks are perfect places to use custom patches. Even for marketing and promotion, patches work wonders. You might not know where to begin if you don’t have a design in mind. Custom patches can be made from scratch with a little planning ahead and a few minutes of your time. Ordering custom patches is now simpler than ever thanks to our streamlining of the procedure. We can also assist with your creative process.
Art and Text
It’s not difficult to design the ideal patch artwork or select the appropriate font for your text. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
Make text bold. Both the wording and the artwork you select should be distinctive. It can be challenging to duplicate little or fine lettering on embroidered patches; the wider and thicker the word, the more readable your patch will be.
The second factor that makes a patch stand out is contrast. Using opposite colors will make each component of your design stand out. Contrasting colors can take many different forms, but black and white is a great example. Contrasting colors are excellent, but a border color in the same color family will stand out. Your artwork is framed and given definition by the border.
Your patch’s artwork’s color will undoubtedly highlight the complete design. Keep it simple with your design. Artwork that is complex and intricate will have a cluttered appearance that is challenging to read and understand. Keeping your overall setup basic will provide a patch that looks more clearer.
For stitched patches, size does matter, but there are a few deciding variables. There isn’t an ideal size, but the patch’s function and location play a part. Larger patches work best for elaborate, detailed designs. Simple, muted text and imagery are typical with smaller patches. As we previously stated, the patch’s size is also greatly influenced by its placement. On the sleeves and chests of clothing, smaller patches fit better. For the back of clothing, such as coats and vests, larger patches work better.
How you apply your patches will depend on the backing option you select. The most popular patches are sew-ons, but if you’ve never sewn before, you may find them difficult to apply. Because they are significantly simpler to use and equally durable, iron-on patches are popular. For patches that need to be taken off and attached to other clothes, hook and loop (Velcro<sup>®</sup>) backing is the best option.
A costume or outfit is ideal for tape backing because it is quick and simple to remove and less permanent than other attachment techniques. Additionally, button loops make a great attachment option. They are ideal for fixes that aren’t designed to last forever. There is no need for glue or sewing. Find out more details about the different types of backing right here.
Your patch’s border will have a significant impact on how it looks. Merrowed and hot-cut borders are the two styles available as standards. The patch’s exterior is surrounded by a classic-looking merrowed border that is slightly elevated. If you use a complementary hue, this looks amazing.
Simple forms like squares, circles, ovals, and more can have merrowed edges. Although they are typically used on intricately formed patches, hot-cut borders can be utilized on plain shaped patches as well.
Now that you are familiar with the fundamentals of patch design, let’s discuss the ordering procedure. It’s easy. Send your unique suggestions and any reference art to make your own patch. A digital proof will then be produced by the artists for review and revision. Production starts as soon as the digital proof is accepted. The patches are finished, examined, packaged, and dispatched. It’s as simple as that.