Custom Patches

There is no limit to what you can create
Our custom patches are blank canvasses waiting for your vision, with several varieties and hundreds of options to capture exactly what you're envisioning — and attach it to nearly any surface. Plus, ordering your custom patches from us means getting the highest quality, the quickest turnaround time and the best customer service in the business.

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Custom Patch - Embroidered

When a fabric backing and high-quality thread come together with your design, the result is a wearable form of artwork. The Embroidered Patch is a style that is rooted in tradition. These originally hand-stitched badges are now seen everywhere and can be made with a variety of attachment options such as sew-on, iron-on, adhesive backing, or velcro backing.

Motorcycle Patches

Sport Patches

Military Patches

Uniform Patches

Police Patches

Club Patches

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Custom Patch - Woven

Thinner, woven threads mean higher resolution. If your design has a lot of detail or small lettering that you want to pop, choose Woven Patches to achieve a clean, crisp, graphic style. These patches are made in a similar way that images appear on a computer screen- lots of little dots.

Logo Patches

Brand Patches

Police Patches

Military Patches

Biker Patches

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Custom Patch - Printed

Looking at patch styles is almost like visiting a local art gallery, every patch, like every artist, is different. When you pick printed patches, you are choosing photographic realism. Printed patches are almost a photo made of thread. When you choose a printed patch for your design, it allows subtle details and colors that aren’t usually possible.

Logo Patches

Camping Patches

Photo Patches

Travel Patches

Cartoon Patches

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Custom Patch - Leather

A leather patch can be found on the back of almost every pair of jeans. They add high-quality flair to every item they are attached to from hats to jackets, jeans, socks, or bags. These patches can be stitched on, ironed on, stuck on, or velcroed on just like any other patch style.

Denim Branding Patches

Motorcycle Patches

Logo Patches

Brand Patches

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Custom Patch - PVC

Custom molded, flexible, and lightweight. Need we say more? PVC patches are a modern alternative to the more common embroidered patch. Made of a durable plastic, PVC comes in an endless array of colors that can bring your custom design to life with a look and feel that is unachievable with embroidery.

Logo Patches

Waterproof Patches

Branded Patches

Boating Patches

Modern Patches

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Custom Patch - Bullion

This patch is so classic that it is frequently called a crest. The hallmark of a Bullion Patch is the wire stitching that adds shine to any design. Also, because of their unique materials, these patches have a 3-D appearance.

Club Patches

Organization Patches

Military Patches

Golf Patches

Fraternity Patches

Blazer Badges

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Custom Patch - Chenille

A letterman jacket wouldn’t be the same without its chenille patches. But that is just the beginning. These fuzzy, nostalgic patches show more than achievement, they give your design a bold yet classy look that echoes your brand voice.

Varsity Patches

Achievement Patches

Letter Patches

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Custom Patch - Name

Wear your brand, your name, your motto, or all three! Name patches can be made from any material and color so you can pick the patch type that is the perfect style for your brand.

Uniform Patches

Brand Patches

Logo Patches

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Quality Guarantee

Quality Guarantee

We only use the best factories and hand inspect every order to ensure everything meets our high standards and yours.
Fast Turnaround

Fast Turnaround

We have multiple tiers of production times to choose from, allowing us to meet almost any deadline.
Free Shipping

Free Shipping

Every standard order ships to your door from the factory for free! We also offer rush service to meet tight deadlines.

Kitting

Put your new patch on a custom backer card and create a unique presentation.

Put your new patch on a custom backer card and create a unique presentation. Put your new patch on a custom backer card and create a unique presentation.

Backing Options

Select from six backing options for the application that best fits your patch.

Backing Options

Design Process

Get A Quote & Place Order

Get A Quote & Place Order

Start with an idea, sketch, picture or artwork. Our free design services can help you with any need.

Approve Design

Approve Design

We take your exact specifications and create a digital sample for your approval. We can even create and ship you a physical product sample if needed.

Manufacture & Deliver

Manufacture & Deliver

Once approved, we create, inspect, and ship your order, with your satisfaction as our priority.

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Common Questions

About Us+
Where are you located?

We’re headquartered inSan Francisco, CA, 94104. We also have offices in China, the Philippines, and Romania. That means a manufacturing support staff that never sleeps until your project is at your doorstep.

How can I contact you?

You can call us at (877) 647-6447 during regular PST business hours (9AM – 5PM). You can also email us at sales@thestudio.com and we’ll respond as soon as we’re able.

Delivery+
How long will it take to ship my finished patch?

Shipping hinges primarily on your location, but we can use expedited services to ensure that your delivery meets your deadline. If you have one, please tell your representative right away so we can work towards beating it.

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I have a favorite photograph. Can you use it in my design?

Certainly. Markers can use an offset printing method appropriate for photographs. In order to prevent fuzzy or unclear prints, we strongly recommend the photograph or artwork be a high-resolution JPEG, TIFF, AI or PSD file above 300 DPI.

For other colourful designs, our design team can provide complimentary assistance in digitizing/vectorizing these images. Occasionally this process will add to your turnaround time.

Can I get a digital copy of the design?

Yes. After every free design consultation, we will send you a clear digital copy of the design. If it’s not perfect, let us know and we won’t rest until it is. When you’re happy with it, we’ll send your approved design to the factory for production.

Designs will be sent 1 to 2 business days after your payment is confirmed. Designs can also be sent before payment, when requested.

Can I make any shape I want?

You most certainly can.

Can I make any shape I want?

Our collection lines are more versatile than you’d expect — just ask your creative specialist and you might be surprised at what we can do.

Are there limitations to the number of colors I can have?

Not at all. We can do an unlimited amount of colors but for every nine colors of thread your product cost and speed are doubled. For most of our customers’ designs, though, nine colors is more than enough. You might also be interested in a printed patch if you’re really wanting something exceptionally colorful.

What’s the largest patch you produce?

We can make gigantic eighteen-inch by eighteen-inch printed patches for a full square foot-and-a-half of patched awesomeness.

Is there any limit to the number of colors I can use?

Yes — for clarity’s sake on your patch, we can only do eight colors. For more than that, we recommend the printed patch which has no color limits.

What is “offsetting?”

Offsetting is a technique in design where an image appears to have a shadow by duplicating the image and placing it behind the design and off to the side at an angle.

Can I do different colors of the same item and still get the order for the same price?

Most often, yes. It depends on what the colors and styles you’d like to switch out are — but your creative specialist will always configure order in the most economical way possible.

What if my design features a lot of small lettering or intricate design work?

Detail we can handle, but small lettering — especially smaller than 5mm or roughly half an inch — we tend to advise against as virtually all designs except printed items become illegible at this size. We’ll let you know if a detail in your design is too small to be effectively rendered on your item or necessitates a change in production style.

How do I determine the overall size of my patches?

For us, patch size is just a simple height by width measurement that can be accomplished by an everyday ruler. Some patchmakers complicate this by making it a matter of dividing the height by width and charging you based on the answer, but we spare you the long division.

How many colors can my design have?

Screen printed apron designs can receive a maximum 10 colors for traditional spot screen printing (solid colors only, no gradients).

Embroidery can accommodate up to nine colors per location, but we advise no more than five for clarity’s sake.

Both screen printing and embroidery can be applied to a single apron. Simple but brilliant, like chocolate-dipped bacon.

Full-color printing is the only option that allows for unlimited colors and color gradients. Dye sublimation full-color printing is available at low quantities in only one style/SKU, but we offer cut and sew aprons, too — although generally requiring higher quantities before they become an economical choice with the highest level of customization.

Can I get screenprinting or heat transfers on my beanies?

No. The reason we don’t allow this option is that screenprinting or heat-transfers on knit fabric looks terrible the moment you start to wear it, cracking as the fabric underneath it moves and stretches. The designs you here are either patches that can move and stretch along with the fabric or designs actually knit into the fabric. It’s indeed possible, as some of our competitors will say – but you won’t want to wear it more than once.

Can you directly print a design onto sweatbands?

Unfortunately, the terry cloth material would make a direct print at best a fuzzy copy of what you wanted. Our patches — including our printed patches — will do a much more satisfactory job of getting your design on right and keeping it there game after game.

What are the size limits for patches?

Patches’ maximum size depends on their type; though for most it’s going to be a maximum of eleven twelve inches (corner from corner), speciality patches like PVC and bouillon can only be made up to five inches. Name patches can also exceed twelve inches across, in certain circumstances. Your creative specialist will be able to fill you in on the details — and if you order is large enough, we might be able to break the rules and make an exception for you.

Do you have a minimum quantity requirement for patches?

Our minimum order quantity is ten patches. However, we’re happy to discuss pricing and quantity options for special orders.

What can I expect once I approve the design?

Once you approve your final sample, your patch order will go into full production! We’ll notify you of this as well as the moment it ships, providing tracking information so you can watch it all the way to your door.

How long does it take to make my patch?

Each order’s turnaround time depends on your design and its complexity. During the design and manufacturing processes, your representative will be able to provide you with delivery and shipment estimates — you’ll also receive email updates as your order makes it way through our system.

Can I submit finished artwork?

Absolutely! While we have a team of world-class designers who can create incredible images from scratch, we know we also have incredibly creative customers. If you don’t need design help, you can submit completed artwork files to be prepped for production.

What if I’m not happy with the design?

We are happy to make as many edits as necessary to make your design perfect.. You’ll be able to communicate with our team throughout the process via a dedicated customer dashboard that lets you make note directly on your design. Please note that a prolonged editing process will add time to your overall production timeline, so clear descriptions are a must for minimizing the number of edits required. You can even upload images or sketches to help show us your idea.

What do I need to submit to get my order started?

You’ll need to fill out the quote form above so we get the general details of your order. You can also submit artwork, sketches, reference images, et cetera, so we get a better idea of your vision. If there’s any additional information we need, your representative will reach out to you.

Can I submit finished artwork?

Absolutely! While we have a team of world-class designers who can create incredible images from scratch, we know we also have incredibly creative customers. If you don’t need design help, you can submit completed artwork files to be prepped for production.

What kind of mockups can I expect?

You’ll receive a digital mockup once your design has been created by our team. After you approve your mockup, we’ll produce a physical sample of the ITEM and send you images from the factory. Additionally, you can request to receive a physical sample in the mail – note that this will add time to your overall production timeline as well as a shipping fee.

What if I’m not happy with the design?

We are happy to make as many edits as necessary to make your design perfect. You’ll be able to communicate with our team throughout the process via a dedicated customer dashboard that lets you make note directly on your design. Please note that a prolonged editing process will add time to your overall production timeline, so please help us with clear descriptions of your needs. You can even upload images or sketches.

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Is there a minimum order quantity?

Our minimum order quantity is ten patches. However, we’re happy to discuss pricing and quantity options for special orders.

What are your prices?

Since each patch is unique, pricing is provided in the individual quote process — meaning you get the best possible price for the options and design you request. You can get a custom quote in your inbox within seconds by filling out the quote form above.

How long does the ordering process take?

Each order’s turnaround time depends on your design and its complexity. During the design and manufacturing processes, your representative will be able to provide you with delivery and shipment estimates — you’ll also receive email updates as your order makes it way through our system.

We’re often capable of meeting tight deadlines if we know about them as soon as possible. If you have a specific deadline, please tell your representative right away so we can work with you to beat it.

Do you have more customization options that aren’t listed here?

Yes, we do. Through our vast network of factories, we have access to literally hundreds of special options. Tell your representative what you’re envisioning and they’ll be happy to suggest options that suit your design.

Mockups+
Will I get a sample before my patches are made?

After you approve your artwork mockup, we will manufacture an actual sample for you within 5-8 business days. Upon completion of your sample leather patch/label, we will email a digital photo of your sample to your inbox. At this point you are welcome to approve the sample (if you are 100% satisfied), or request an edit (if there are any changes you would like to be made).

Will I get a physical sample before the entire order is run?

We typically provide a free sewn-out sample photos for your approval through email before we move your order into full production. Bullion patches/crests are a special product because the actual sample typically differs from the digital mockup more so than other custom products. Before you decide upon your design requirements to receive your mockup, it’s recommended to discuss with your The/Studio representative the manufacturing limitations that result from the hand-crafted and age-old materials that are involved with this special type of emblem.

We do not, however, ship physical samples for free. If you do require an in-hand tactile experience with your bullion patch/crest before you approve full production, we can ship a single physical sample to you for an surfee of $75.00 USD, and a time of 3-6 days will be added onto your total turnaround time.

Can I see a sample of what my patches will look like before being charged?

We’re more than happy to provide a digital mock-up of what your patches will look like before you pay your invoice. While this mock-up will differ slightly from the final technical mock-up you’ll approve — what the factory actually feeds into its machines — it provides a highly accurate and often exact copy of what the final product will be. No surprises with us.

Pricing+
How do you price your patches?

We put a lot of thought into our prices. Some of the more important variables are quantity, stylistic add-ons, size and “surface area” of the modifications  — i.e.,  how much printing, sowing or other graphically-related work does the project require? The person most equipped to give you a price for your product is your sale representative or our useful DIY — both can give you a detailed analysis of your quote and what things featured into our per-item price. Happy hunting!

How do you price your embroidered patches?

We put a lot of thought into our prices. Some of the more important variables are quantity, stylistic add-ons, size and “surface area” of any modifications. The person most equipped to give you an exact price for your your specific design is your representative — just request a quote on the form above and you’ll have a custom quote in seconds!

Do you have a minimum order quantity for your patches?

No, we don’t. If you’re looking for a no-minimum patch producer, we’re one of the few folks who do that. Still, we recommend that if you’re going the through trouble to order one patch, you might as well have a dozen or more made — your sales representative would be happy to show how the per-price item goes down tremendously after even ten items. That’s because we spread the cost of your unique custom patch’s set-up across however many that you order.

That said, if you want something that’s truly one of a kind, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be happy to make a limited edition run of just one.

Product usage+
Production+
Where will my patch be made?

We work with an international network of factories to fulfill our orders — in places from China and the Philippines to the United States and beyond. Your order will be matched with the factory that can best execute your design. If you have specific production requirements like made-in-the-USA,  we’re happy to make accommodations.

Is there a final quality check?

Yes. After your patches have been manufactured, they are checked at the factory and double-checked at our distribution center to ensure design fidelity and quality. If there are any issues, we will notify you and work together to address any issues.

Sales and Customer Service+
What happens when I request a quote?

We get back to you within twenty-four hours and usually much faster with a quote for your order and the email address of your personal assistant for any questions you might have. Your project could be under way within a day.

What should I know before placing an order with your company?

Sometimes we work with customers who have an exact idea of what they want; others have only begun the creative process. You don’t need to know “anything” before you work with us; we help you through the creative process and production process to whatever extent you need. That’s our job.

We’d also love you to know that, working with us, you’re working with a company that handles products for global fashion brands — and in fact, there’s a good chance you might have run into one of our goods and not known it. Check us out and send us an email or a quote request — you’ll find that we’re upfront, informative and excited about any creative projects.

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