The process of creating your first custom patch can be a little overwhelming, there are so many decisions a customer has to make and if it’s your first time ever ordering a custom patch the process can be a little confusing. But not to fear your creative specialists are here! Your patch hero (Creative Specialist) will guide you through each step ensuring your crest comes out perfectly. Today , I would like to introduce you to our patch process so that way you become familiar and comfortable with our procedures and you know exactly what to expect.
Let’s get started!
Step 1: First things first, you will need a concept. If you do not have a concept yet ask yourself one question, what is the purpose of this custom patch? i.e., is it for an event, organization or personal use?
Step 2: Once you have established your concept you are ready to create an image that you wish to have on your custom patch. If you would like you, can draw, sketch or find your image on the internet and send it to your creative specialist or if you are not feeling very artistic let our talented artists create an image for you with your ideas and input. At this time you can also choose a patch shape that would best fit your custom patch.
Step 3: You will need to select a size that will work best for your custom patch, decide the width and height of your embroidered patch. Please ask your custom patch hero (creative specialist) if you are unsure of the size that should be used.
Step 4: This is a very important step in designing your own custom patch. You will need to choose how much of your custom patch you would like to be embroidered. Would you like 50% embroidered coverage, 75% embroidered coverage or 100% embroidered coverage. Please keep in mind that this depends on your image, if your image is very detailed you will need to use 100% embroidery coverage, if your custom patch is just of a name or a simple text you can use 50% embroidery coverage. 75% embroidery coverage is for images that aren’t too simple or too detailed. If you are unsure of which embroidery coverage to choose, please ask your creative specialist.
Step 5: Choose a backing for your custom patch. We offer many backing options, no backing (sew-on), iron-on backing , Velcro backing , adhesive backing , magnetic backing and more. Please note that some of these backing options are permanent while others are temporary, so when choosing a backing keep this in mind.
Step 6:Now this is the fun part of designing your own custom patch! Choose from any of our special options and materials that we offer such as metallic thread, glow in the dark thread, neon thread , camouflage, merrowed border , crystals , frayed ages and much, much more! After you have completed these 6 steps your creative specialist will give you a price quote and then our talented artist will create a mock-up sample for you (free of charge). If you like your mock-up sample, we can proceed to the sewn-out sample. Once the sewn-out is approved, we can start actual production of your custom patch. And then your custom patch will be shipped to you! As you can see , we are here to assist you every step of the way. Are you ready to see the custom patch that you designed come to life? We can’t wait to assist you with you very fist custom patch order. Hero Patches is here for you!