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Different Border Options We Offer For Your Custom Patch

August 8, 2015

What Is the Best Border For Custom Patches?

Deciding which border option you would like on your custom patch is a very important decision, This decision is vital to your custom emblem’s appearance. There are several border options we offer and each border gives a custom embroidered patch a distinct look. It is very important to know which border option looks best on the type of custom patches you use. It is important that our customers are knowledgeable and confident about the border options they choose, as they will be much happier with the end result. You will find further explanations of the best use for each border option that we offer, along with their differences. We offer five special border options for our custom patches and we can assure that we offer the best borders for custom patches out there!

  • Merrowed Border
    A merrowed border is a wonderful option for custom clothing patches that are shaped into a circle, rectangle, square or triangle. The merrowed border option will give your custom patch a refined and polished look. This border is 1/8″ that overlocks the patch edge and this option prevents unwanted frayed edges. Merrowed borders have much more durability.
  • Hot Knife
    The hot knife option is ideal for custom embroidered patches that have a intricate shape. We cut the emblem as close as possible to the edge. This option really makes your custom patches come to life. In addition, we offer this border option for free!
  • Satin Stitch
    The satin stitch a great option for any custom embroidered patch. The satin border is 1/6″ stitch that goes around the edge of the patch. This option is completely different than the merrowed border because it does not overlock the patches’ edge. We also offer this backing option free of charge.
  • Smooth Cut
    The smooth cut option can be used on any embroidered patch. This border has no stitching on the edge of the patch. This option is also free of charge!
  • Frayed Edges
    The frayed edges option can make any patch stand out! We put the emblem through a process that turns a plain custom patch into a patch with frayed edges!

What Are Frayed Edges On Patches?
Frayed edges is a border option that can make any emblem stand out from its distinct look. Frayed edges are edgy and will give a very unique look to your custom patch. If you are interested for a look that will impress everyone, frayed edges is definitely a great option. Because of its distinct look, it will make your patch stand out and it will also have great details.

What Is A Merrowed Border On Patches?
A merrowed border is a very popular option for custom patches, as it will give your custom patch a finished and polished look. The border overlocks the edge of the patch, which prevents unwanted frayed and worn edges. Merrowed borders give great durability to patches. If you are looking for a pristine look for your custom patch, our experts highly recommend that you go with a merrowed border. We can assure you that you will not be disappointed with this look.

Now that you have been introduced to our five border options, you are ready to pick a border option that will compliment your custom patch! Remember that your border will make your patch come together and give your patch a finished look. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask your creative specialist and we will be more than happy to suggest the best border for your custom patches.