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Making custom patches is easy when you partner with The/Studio. We help creators manufacture small to large batches of their dream designs, with incredible quality and industry-leading customer service. Our passion is bringing the benefits of on-demand manufacturing to everyone — which is why we offer rapid turnaround times, fair pricing, and low minimum quantity orders for every custom patch project you create with us.

Custom Patches

7 Customizable Patch Types

Custom Embroidered Patches

When a fabric backing and high-quality threading come together with your design, the result is a wearable form of art. Embroidered patches are the most traditional and popular patches on the market, and for good reason.

Choose this option if: you have a high-contrast design that needs texture and depth.

Custom Woven Patches

Woven patches are produced with thin threads and a tight weave, which produces a high-resolution finished product. This patch style works well for designs that require crisp detail work.

Choose this option if: you have a complex logo or small lettering you want to show off.

Custom Printed Patches

Printed patches are photo-realistic depictions of your design, with a high level of detail and endless color options that wouldn’t be possible with any other patch type.

Choose this option if: you want to see your design look as real as a picture.

Custom Bullion Patches

Also called “crest” patches, these small pieces of artwork create 3D designs with tight wire stitching. With their unique shine and texture, Bullion Patches are great for classy logos.

Choose this option if: you’re looking for an patch that looks entirely unique and will last years.

Custom Chenille Patches

Chenille patches are the "fluffy" style famously seen on letterman jackets. These tend to work well for designs with large open areas of color or where a large patch is required.

Choose this option if: your design is simple and you want the timeless fuzzy style.

Custom Leather Patches

Leather patches add a high-quality touch to any apparel or accessory product. Choose the size, embossing, and color of your leather patches for fully customized flair.

Choose this option if: you’re looking to add a classic, urban, or natural look to a product.

Custom PVC Patches

Looking for something durable, bold and totally unique? Choose PVC. This rubberized style is truly 3D and can weather the elements with its extreme durability.

Choose this option if: you need a patch that will survive any condition.

Customize Everything About Your Patch

Our Online product creation tool lets you mix and match

How Our Process Works

Use our DIY online product creation tool to create the patch of your dreams. Here's how:

Step 1:
Start With The Basics
Choose your patch size and how many patches you need
Step: 2:
Use Your Imagination
Customize everything about your patch, from the backing to shape and color options.
Step 3:
Submit Your Design
Upload your own artwork or get help from our free design service. We’ll make your ideas factory-ready in no time at all.
Step 4:
Approve a Sample
After you place your order, we'll send a photo sample or a physical prototype for you to approve.
Step 5:
Receive Your Patches
Get free shipping in the U.S. or select rush service if you're in a hurry. All of our patches come backed with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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What Creators Have To Say About Our Patches

At the/Studio, we believe custom manufacturing should be accessible to all creators — from fashion brands to small businesses and individuals alike. Here’s what creators in our community have to say about making patches with us:

Common Questions

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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.

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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 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.

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 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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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.

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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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