Articles on designing your own custom merch, growing your brand, and managing manufacturing as a small business.

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Which President Wore the Custom Patch Best?

February 15, 2016

Which President Wore the Custom Patch Best?   by Jehan Loren   Happy President’s Day This is the only day…

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Cancer Ribbon Patches

December 31, 2015


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Custom Patch That Represents The City of Los Angeles

December 30, 2015

"We did this embroidered patch for the Ambulance and EMS company McCormick.  I especially like this patch because I'm from Los Angeles and it truly represents the city in one simple patch.  You have the surfing and beach culture represented in the patch, you have Hollywood represented, the mountings and even the iconic Forum stadium.

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Choosing a border for your embroidered patch

December 29, 2015

When designing an embroidered patch, customers often overlook one of the most important aspects of an embroidered patch which is the border. There are two types of embroidered patches. One embroidered patch has 100% embroidery coverage which means the entire area of the patch consists of embroidery, and the second type is less than 100% embroidery coverage, which means that the patch is sewn onto a material backing (usually cotton twill).

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Screen Printed Patches

December 27, 2015

Screen printed patches are an interesting alternative to embroidered patches.  Generally screen printed patches are printed onto large sheets of twill.  Then a shape is cut out of the twill that includes the printed part of the design, using a laser cutter.  Then a merrowed border is applied around the material, and there you have it a screen printed patch.

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Camouflage Patches

December 26, 2015

Patches by The/Studio is the only company that offers embroidered camo patches as an actual option.  We got the idea to start offering camouflage as an option after one of our customers sent us the below picture of a patch that we did for both US and Iraqi forces.  One thing that some of the members of our office immediately noticed was that our patches were in stark contrast to the uniforms of these soldiers.  We decided immediately after that to create an option which allowed our customers, many of which are soldiers that are actually deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan to ord

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