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Choosing the Ideal Attachment Method for Your Custom Patches

Custom patches are great because they can be used to make a statement or showcase one’s personality. For businesses, the benefits of using patches are even more rewarding. 

They can be used to build, endorse, and promote brand identity. And within the organization, patches can be used to appreciate employees as well as identify them. 

So whether it is for individual or business purposes, you can’t go wrong with patches, mainly if you use original designs. 

Patches may be found in jackets, shirts, jeans, shirts, backpacks, or any area that tickles your fancy. So yeah, patches are versatile like that. 

There’s one thing that a lot of our patch customers would have problems though: deciding how to attach it. 

That said, there are different methods for attaching patches, and the attachment method you choose will depend on the purpose. But before you decide on an attachment method, there are factors to consider. Let’s take a look at a few…


Is it going to be a temporary patch or a permanent one? The attachment method would vary depending on what you choose. 

How Secure Do You Need It to Be?

Custom patches can be attached as fast as possible in an easy-to-remove way. You can also choose to make it more secure, but this might take more time than the former.

Do You Want a Re-attachable Patch?

Yes, you can create a re-attachable patch, especially if you want to use it on another piece of clothing. The method of attachment would determine how re-attachable it’ll be. 

After considering these factors, next up is the method of attachment. 

Types of Attachment Methods 

Iron-on Patches 

iron on patch

Ironing-on patches are the easiest and fastest method of attaching patches. As the name implies, an adhesive material is placed on the patch, and iron is used to melt the adhesive onto the cloth, thereby securing the patch. This method is fast. However, if you want something more secure, ironing-on isn’t the best choice. 

Tape Backing 

If you want easily removable and re-attachable patches, tape backing is the ideal method of attachment. 


Do you want a permanent patch? If so, the sew-on is ideal. It is also one of the oldest methods of attaching patches. Plus, it is simple to attach, as well. The patch is sewn onto the cloth with colorful or regular threads. 

Button Attachment 

For this attachment method, a button loop is added to the top of the patch. Whenever you’d like to attach it, you simply pass the button on your cloth through the loop cut into the patch. 

Velcro Patch Attachment 

velcro backing custom patch

Velcro is another effective and durable method of attaching patches. If you want to re-use your patches, this method is for you. Coincidentally, businesses can use this method for patches that denote positions like a manager’s position. This way, new managers can attach the patch to their uniforms. 

Here, both the garment and patch have hook and loop fasteners for you to attach the patches easily.

There is an attachment method for any patch type you want. From the different types of attachment methods above, you can decide which one is ideal for you.  

The/Studio is proud to offer several customization options for your patches, including a variety of styles, shapes, sizes, colors, attachment options, and a large selection of patch backing. Whether you are a first-time patch buyer or not, we are always available to explain the process and help you decide what works best for your patches. 




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