There is a lot that goes into creating amazing custom emblems. Over the years I have seen some extraordinary patches. I have noticed that the really beautiful custom emblems have a few things in common , they all follow a custom patch recipe! I am going to share the recipe of patch success with you! If you follow these steps , you will end up with beautiful custom emblems! Custom patch recipe #1 You will need a concept. If you do not have a concept yet ask yourself one question, what is the purpose of these custom emblems? i.e., is it for an event, organization or personal use? You want the patch to represent yourself or your company. Custom patch recipe #2 You will need to be able to explain your concept to our artist. Having clear instructions for our artist will allow our artist to bring your vision to life with a mock-up sample. Custom Patch Recipe # 3: Select a size that will work best for your custom patch, decide the width and height of your custom emblems. The size of your custom embroidered patch is very important. If your design has a lot of detail you need to choose a bigger patch size. Choosing the correct size is essential to the success of your patch. Please ask your creative specialist if you are unsure of the size that should be used. Custom patch recipe 4: This is a very important step in designing the perfect custom emblems. Choose how much of your 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. Custom patch recipe 5: Choose a backing for your custom emblems. 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. Custom patch recipe 6: The key to a great patch is the special options that you can feature! You can 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! Follow this custom patch recipe and you are sure to have the custom emblems of your dreams!