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Suggestions for Custom Name Embroidery Patch


Custom name embroidery patches let you show off one-of-a-kind flair, and also make a thoughtful gift! Here are our expert tips and tricks.

When you make a custom embroidery patch, there’s nothing that personalizes it quite like a name. Creating name patches makes each patch completely unique, and makes for a great gift, but also can be useful to identify members in clubs and other organizations.

Many of our clients come looking to make embroidered patches with names, so in this article, we’ll give you some of our favorite suggestions for your next custom name embroidered patch. 

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What’s in a Name? Find Out With a Custom Name Patch…  

In short, a name patch is a fairly simple patch that displays a name. It can be the name of an individual, or the name of a club, group, or another organization. Essentially, a name patch can be any name you want! Custom name patches are extremely popular for work uniforms, motorcycle clubs, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and wedding favors, but the list goes on far beyond that.

Ordering Your Custom Name Embroidery Patch 

When ordering your name patch, it’s important to keep a few things in mind: 


  • You need a company that specializes in custom patches. Patches are different from many other custom products, so make sure your patchmaker has true expertise. They should know the limitations when it comes to designing your name patch, because there are some. It’s better to know in advance than to waste time going through 75% of the process with a patch design that won’t work.


  • Make sure you choose a company that produces high-quality patches. Although a name patch is a simple design, tattered name patches aren’t exactly rare. You see them all the time. Don’t let that happen to you! Nobody wants to gift a poor-quality patch that rips and shreds after a few weeks.


  • Make sure the pricing is fair. This is fairly obvious. You don’t want to spend a ton of money, but you also don’t want to sacrifice quality by paying too low of a price.


  • Low minimum order quantities are critical. Many patchmakers require you to place large bulk orders to avoid exorbitant prices. With name patches, that’s tough. Chances are you don’t need 500 or 1,000 name patches. You probably only need a few, perhaps 20 or 30 at most. Don’t pay for what you won’t use! 
  • Fast shipping is a must-have! We often see people who shop with other brands waiting several months to receive custom patches. Find a manufacturer with rapid shipping so you can get your patches out ASAP!

Suggestions for Custom Name Embroidery Patches 

It’s custom for a reason, so you can create whatever you want, but we have been in the business a long time and have created thousands of custom name patches. This is what we have learned: 


  • Name patches are usually always 50% embroidery coverage. There’s no need to choose 75% or 100% because those options are usually reserved if you have a design. 50% is the best coverage for text. (You will save money by choosing 50% embroidery coverage as well.)


  • Name patches are usually between 2.5 inches to 4 inches


  • Polyester blend twill is the most common material for traditional name patches 


  • Sew-on backing is the most common backing for name patches


  • Name patches are very simple, so we don’t get many requests for special options when designing them. However, when we do, puff embroidery and merrowed borders are the two most common.

We Can Help!

Luckily for you, you don’t have to look much further than The/Studio to help out with your custom name patch. Speak with one of our Creative Specialists to work hand-in-hand with their design expertise, or use our Create Tool (below) to get started on your own!

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