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Custom Embroidered Patches

Turn your beautiful design or idea into a retail-ready, high-quality embroidered patch.
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Quick facts about our custom embroidered patches

200 patches from $0.61 each.
Minumum Order Quantity
Order just one patch if you’d like – enjoy bulk savings with 2+.
Avg. Turn Around time
1-4+ weeks, from order placement to delivery. Need it sooner? Contact us

Create a Fully Customizable Embroidered Patch

With 100+ customization options, your embroidered patch can look just like you pictured it… or unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Here’s a glimpse at what you’ll be able to customize:

Embroidery Coverage

Choose the right amount of embroidery coverage for your design and your budget.

Base Materials

A great embroidered patch starts with a sturdy base. Choose the base material your design will be threaded onto.

Backing Options

Make sure your patch stays put. Choose from 18 backing options to customize not just how your patch looks, but also how it’s used.

Premium Thread Options

Premium designs deserve premium threads. Add a fancy or even wacky touch to your embroidered patches with these thread add-ons.

Borders & Edges

Give your embroidered patch the perfect finishing touch with the right border.

Cut-to-Shape Method

You’re not limited to basic Kindergarten shapes here. Create custom-shaped patches using one of these methods.

Patch Customization Upgrades

Add even more function and style with optional embroidered patch add-ons.

Want to take it to the next level?

No matter what you’re looking for – whether it’s crazy turnaround times, custom patch solutions, or design help – we’ve got your back!

Frequently asked questions

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!

The maximum number of colors a patch can have is 18 different colors. If you are going to use more than 9 colors, the price of the embroidered patch will increase. We offer up to 9 different colors for free.
We offer many twill background colors for our embroidered custom patches. We can match any color or pantone color!

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!

At The/Studio, we create high-quality and long-lasting embroidered patches at an affordable price. We specialize in creating patches for our customers that we know they will love. We use the best machinery and inspect every order to ensure everything meets our high standards, as well as yours!

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.

As mentioned above we have put our patches through 100 washes to test the results. There was no fraying or “bleeding” observed.

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.

How to Create Your Custom Embroidered Patches

Creating a batch of patches from scratch is easier than you might think… as long as you partner with The/Studio for all things manufacturing. Here’s how to get your design out of your head and onto a custom patch.
Step 1: Pick Your Patch
Identify what style of patch you’d like to create and how many you need to get an initial quote.
Step 2: Use Your Imagination
Make your patch as classic, delicate, bold, practical, or out-there as you’d like with 100+ customization options.
Step 3: Get Artsy
Upload the artwork for your embroidered patch, or work with one of our in-house designers to make some magic.
Step 4: Give Us the OK
We’ll send a mockup or physical sample of your patch for your approval, then make as many tweaks as necessary until you’re thrilled with it.
Step 5: Receive Your Patches
We’ll ship your custom patches straight to your doorstep with free tracked shipping, ready to apply and ready to distribute!
Sketch of a custom patch and digital mock-up side by side
Digital mock-up of patch
Red custom embroidered patch on dark wood background

Just a few embroidered patches we have made for people like you

No doubt your patch will be one of a kind… but it can be really helpful to look through past successful designs for inspiration. Here are a few of our favorite embroidered patches we’ve helped bring to life!

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