With 50% thread coverage, this option is best for text-only designs.
Our most popular option, choose 75% thread coverage for contrasting texture.
Choose 100% thread coverage if you’re looking for the closest color match to your design.
Adhesive backing that attaches to various fabrics when ironed.
Standard, matted material with great flexibility.
Premium nylon material with legendary durability (not bulletproof quality).
Camouflage background that's perfect for hunting or military patches.
Premium Mylar background for added visibility at night.
Adhesive backing that attaches to various fabrics when ironed.
Ideal for patches that will be sewn on.
Velcro hook backing attached to the patch by adhesive.
Iron-on backing to the border, creating a flatter lay without the borders hanging from the garment.
Hook backing attached on the patch by adhesive, plus similarly-shaped loop surface backing.
Peel-off cover for sticker-like application on regular surfaces.
Thin plastic piece that adds structure and protects threads.
Allows quick attachment/detachment to any fabric surface.
Allows quick attachment/detachment to any magnetic surface.
Velcro backing is sewn on the patch by running stitch on the edge.
Velcro Hook Backing is sewn on the patch by satin stitch.
Velcro hook material is sewn on the back, combined with a neatly stitched border.
Premium metallic threads add shine and luxury.
Premium neon threads add vibrancy and interest.
Select if your design needs 10+ colors.
Stitches over raised backing creates a puffy, 3D effect.
Roughly 10% of your patch will be covered with luminescent threads.
Roughly 25% of your patch will be covered with luminescent threads.
Roughly 50% of your patch will be covered with luminescent threads.
12 or More Thread Colors on your Embroidered Patch
Edges sealed with an overlock stitch in color of your choice.
Clean finish for semi-precise shapes.
Edges secured with interior stitch, but left loose at perimeter.
Stitches are secured with simple interior loop stitch.
Less Fabric and better heat-sealed edge.
Features a <=1mm fabric edge along the border.
Thick loop is added to top of patch.
Swarovski-brand crystals to be embedded per your design.
No matter what you’re looking for – whether it’s crazy turnaround times, custom patch solutions, or design help – we’ve got your back!
Most frequent questions and answers
Embroidered custom patches are pieces of artwork that are created using an embroidery machine. These custom patches are made using cotton twill and different color threads. Usually embroidered custom patches convey a theme, event, or logo that states the person or group’s message.
Embroidered patches are usually placed directly onto an article of clothing, but they can even be used for a scrapbook! Twill is often used as the background for the design and a plethora of thread colors are used to create the details of the image. There is a decorative stitch that overlays the edge of the twill fabric.
Embroidered custom patches are commonly worn by police officers, fire fighters, military, girl scouts, boy scouts, security guards, soccer players, college students, martial artists and many more. Embroidered patches can be applied in several ways, such as sew-on, iron-on, Velcro, adhesive, and more!
There are many backings that are available for embroidered patches, including:
– No backing (sew-on)
– Iron-On backing
– Adhesive backing
– Magnetic backing
– Velcro backing
Iron-on backing works extremely well on cotton material. This option is both strong and durable.
Our iron-on backing option works well on polyester. This option is both strong and durable.
Our iron-on backing option works well on vinyl. This option is strong and durable.
Our iron-on backing option works well on workout clothing. This option is strong and durable, perfect for activewear!
Yes. We have extensively tested embroidered custom patches – both sewn on and ironed on – for this very concern! Even after putting them through the washer and dryer 100 times, the patch remained on the garment.
In fact, the average garment will only last around 50 washes, so your embroidered patch from The/Studio will probably outlast the garment itself!
Quick tip: if you no longer want the garment, but want the patch, you can simply cut the patch out of the garment and sew it onto a new piece of apparel.
Our iron-on option only costs an additional $0.10, and trust us – it’s well worth it. With the iron-on option, you have the choice of sewing your patches on, but also the flexibility of being able to use a heat press to seal the patches onto your apparel or other textile. Don’t have a heat press? That’s fine, too – use a regular household iron!
In addition, sewing simply takes more time. If you take your patch to a tailor to sew, it will cost you anywhere from $0.50 to $3 per garment. The extra $0.10 you spend on an iron-on option can save you both time and money – and the patch will stay on.
Embroidery is an art. Inherent in art is the possibility of imperfections. Embroidery is not the same as printing, where a design can be copied 100%. Embroidery is a completely different medium, and even the weather can make differences in the final sew out. These differences are slight, but again – because embroidery is a completely different medium, there will be slight differences.
However, this is why we send you a mock-up sample and sewn out sample via email before we begin final production. Only after you confirm the sew out will we begin final production. The final production will look exactly like the sew out that you approve.
We definitely can. Just take a picture of your patch and we will be able to replicate it almost exactly. Fun fact – we once recreated patches that were almost 50 years old for a Navy Veteran!
For the closest matches, send your product to us – we will send it back to you once we complete production.
A merrowed border patch means that a special type of thread is sewn around the edge of the patch to (essentially) seal the edges of the patch. A lot of our customers believe that merrowed border patches look a lot cleaner, because there is no thread that puckers out on the edges of the patch.
Choosing a merrowed or stitched border is really one of personal preference. The only set rule is that a merrowed border generally does not look good on 100% custom embroidered patches. With that said, we have come across customers that like merrowed borders on 100% embroidered patches. Check out one of our blog posts about borders to get another opinion on the border debate, or check out our special options to read more about merrowed borders.
The best part about working with The/Studio? We accept orders of just one piece! The price of one piece is $65.00. However, once you order 10 pieces, you will begin to receive our wholesale pricing – decreasing the price significantly.
If you’d like, order 7 billion pieces (one for each human being in the world). Although we are asked this question a lot, the answer is obvious, we will take any order. Our largest order has been for 500,000 patches and caps, and it was for a famous video game release.
One of the most powerful things about doing business with The/Studio is that we have an extensive network of suppliers. Mott’s the company that makes Apple Sauce, once had an order for 20,000 pieces, and they called us on a Thursday and needed delivery for the following Tuesday. No other company could meet this delivery schedule. However, we were able to meet the deadline by combining the resources of five of our factories together. We had all 20,000 pieces in the customer’s hand by Tuesday, 10AM.
We keep record of your custom product forever. We keep a digital record of your product in your customer area, as well as our customer database. We also keep one physical copy of your custom product in our warehouse. If you want to reorder, simply tell your Customer Success representative and we will be able to quickly reproduce your custom order again.