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Where to Put Your Pins


Making awesome custom pins is the easy part (when you use The/Studio!) The hard part is figuring out where to put them!

The beauty of custom pins is that you can put them anywhere and on anything! Whether it’s a hat, backpack, shirt, jacket, duffel bag, or something else, you can stick a pin to just about any piece of fabric, and immediately it becomes a fashion statement. Pins give unique flair and swag to whatever apparel or merch you put them on, and they’re extremely affordable to make, too.

Of course, you have to make sure your design is top-notch, but with our intuitive Create Tool, you have ENDLESS opportunities for customization. You’re only limited by your imagination.

So when you use The/Studio, the hard part about custom pins isn’t making them. It’s just figuring out where to put them! In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about where to put your custom pins. But first, we have to let you know…

custom pins on a jean jacket

We Absolutely LOVE Lapel Pins 

We have created thousands upon thousands of lapel pins and it never gets old. Our custom lapel pins are notorious for having the best designs out of all of our other product lines (with custom patches almost tying for first place). 

That’s because our customers NEVER disappoint when it comes to silly and clever pin designs. So above all else, this is why we absolutely love lapel pins. Because YOU always make them fun : )

So Where Should You Put Those Pins?

One of the questions we’re often asked is, “I love my lapel pins, but where should I put them?” We welcome this question, but we always scratch our heads when we get asked this, because like we said above, you can put them anywhere. 

No spot is a bad spot for a pin! It all comes down to if you like the look and feel of the pin in that location. Just like when you’re designing the pin itself, the choice of where to place it is 100% up to you. We don’t like to shuttle our customers down a specific path… we always find that the customer’s imagination and design choices are generally the best!

Like we said above, lapel pins are perhaps the most versatile piece of custom merch out there. And you can put them anywhere. That said, there are a few places that often work best. Let’s review where you can put your pins once you get them in the mail.


  • Jean jacket
  • Leather jacket
  • Backpack
  • Lanyard
  • Purse 
  • Shirt 
  • Shirt lapel 
  • Beanie
  • Tie 
  • Blazer 
  • Scarf 
  • Hat
  • Bandana 

Now That You Know Where To Put Your Pins… 

It’s time to work on designing and creating your own custom lapel pins with the help of The/Studio! Work with one of our Creative Specialists or use our Create Tool (linked below) to start creating your custom lapel pins today. 

We can’t wait to see what fascinating designs you come up with for your pins, but we also are excited to hear where you’ll decide to put them. Hey, maybe it will be someplace we haven’t even thought of yet!

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