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How to Make Chenille Patches

Chenille patches are perhaps the most nostalgic, time-honored patch style we offer. Here’s how to make your own custom chenille patches!  

Before we get started here, we’ll have to answer the burning question. What are chenille patches? 

Hey, we don’t blame you. This custom patch type isn’t as common as many of our other custom patches, such as embroidered, woven, and printed patches. But even if you aren’t connecting the name to the image, you’ve definitely seen chenille patches before! 

Chenille patches are the definition of nostalgia. They are the fluffy, colorful patches seen on letterman jackets. These vintage-style patches give a classic, all-American vibe to your apparel and merch. In short, chenille patches use a vaulted yarn weave to create raised 3D designs with a fluffy texture. Chenille patches are perfect for anyone, but they are most popular with sports teams (of course) as well as fashion and apparel brands.

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How to Make Chenille Patches 

There’s no way around it… You’re going to need to hire an expert for this. Don’t just type in “how to make custom chenille patches” on Google and try to start whipping ‘em up. You don’t want to DIY your own chenille patches, trust us. All custom patches are difficult to make, but chenille is an especially tough style to craft if you don’t have professional equipment. Your patches have a good chance of coming out completely botched (or not coming out at all) if you try to DIY.

Luckily, you can still make your own custom-made chenille patches with The/Studio, all without doing the time-consuming labor. You design the patch and we make it for you! It’s the best of both worlds.

In case you’re curious, this is how we make custom chenille patches: We use a machine specifically used to make chenille patches, and weave the patches with yarn. We place the short lengths of yarn between the two main parts of yarn, then the machine twists all of the yarn together, which gives it its soft, fuzzy appearance.

Now You Know How Chenille Patches are Made… Why Not Make Your Own?

Let’s get some custom chenille patches made exclusively for you! You dream up the design, using DOZENS of different design options. You don’t just get to input the design itself, you can modify the backing, borders, edges, and even embroidered detailing! Contact one of our Creative Specialists or use our intuitive Create Tool to get started all on your own. 

When you work with The/Studio to create custom chenille patches, you get true custom chenille patches and so much more, including:

  • Free shipping 
  • Competitive pricing  (ongoing promotions/discounts) 
  • Special options to give your Chenille patches a flair 
  • An in-house design team to help create a design perfect for any chenille patch 
  • Knowledgeable team 
  • Fast turnaround time 

Even if you aren’t quite sure what you want your patch to look like, or you aren’t even sure you want to make a chenille patch at all, there’s no reason not to hop into the Create Tool (click the link below) and see what designs you can dream up. Let your imagination run wild! Maybe you’ll decide you want to make a different style of custom patch, or maybe chenille will really hit the sweet spot for you. Either way, we can’t wait to see your customized chenille patches come to life!

Design Your Custom Chenille Patches Today

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