We encourage you to create your own unique patches with our help. The process is simple and yet, fun and exciting. We don’t just want to satisfy you with the quality of our products, we want to provide you a fun and easy shopping experience too. These two are such important factors in building a good relationship with our clients.
Before going ahead and creating patches, we would like to inform you first about the decisions you have to make to come up with the perfect custom patch for you and/or your organization.
Below are the questions that you are to answer if you choose to customize your patches.
1. What is your design?
We understand that this question is difficult if you have no idea yet about how you want your custom patches to look like. If that is the case, we recommend that you browse our patch gallery. Our patch gallery contains different kinds of pre-made patches such as military patches, police patches, fire department patches, motorcycle club patches, scouting patches, and other collector’s patches.
Upon scanning our gallery, you will also see the different shapes and sizes of patches. At www.patches4less.com, you can request for any design in any shape or form.
If you have not seen any possible inspiration on our patch gallery, we have our skilled design team at your service. Take note: we do not charge extra for the designing procedure. Our team will work with you to come up with designs that you may like. Unless you approved the design, we will not use them for your patches.
If you already have a design in mind or just an idea, you can also consult with our design team. Give us a draft of your design in mind and our team will create a digital image of the design for you to see how it will look like on the patches. Again, we will not apply any design that you have not approved of.
2. What materials should we use?
In making patches, we use two main materials – the base and the thread. Let us start with the threads. We have polyester threads mainly designed for embroidered patches. Embroidered patches always require a base fabric. The threads are to be sewn, with the help of our high-tech machine, on the fabric to create your design. We also have micro-polyester threads that are for woven patches. Woven patches do not require any base fabric. The micro-polyester threads are to be woven together to create your patch which already carry your chosen design.
The difference between the two threads is mainly their size. Woven patches employ thinner threads. We have a huge color selection for both threads. You can use as many colors as you want.
If you choose embroidered patches, your base choices are polyester twill and polyester felt. Our default base is twill. It is soft and smooth. Polyester felt, on the other hand, is stiffer but has a cotton-like surface.
3. How much design coverage do you prefer?
At www.patches4less.com, you can choose 50%, 75%, or 100% design coverage for your embroidered patches. For 50% design coverage, 50% of the base fabric is visible. For this first option, we recommend you to pick colored polyester twill or felt rather than plain white base. We also have various fabric color choices for you. We will help you find the perfect base color that would complement the design of your patches.
Polyester felt is your best choice for 75% thread coverage since this material is already striking on its own. It will be nice to show some parts of the felt. If you want your base to be fully covered, do take note that your patches may appear stiff. You also have to be mindful in choosing the right backing for 100% design coverage.
4. What backing should we use?
Backing is the material located at the rear of your patches. They are basically the attachments of your custom patches. We, at www.patches4less.com, offer plastic backing as our default backing. This kind of backing allows your patch to have a secured and matte finish. Patches with plastic backings are to be sewn on clothes or other garments.
Your other backing option is iron-on. We use special adhesives for this kind of backings. To attach them on clothes, you have to apply heat to the patches first using a home iron. Iron-on backings are not permanent. The same goes for our velco backings and magnetic backings. These temporary adhesives are ideal for special events and gatherings. You can easily attach, remove and reattach the patches on your clothes using them.
Creating a unique patch may require a lot of decision-making, but in the end, you will see that it is all worth it. We truly hope that you will be more than satisfied with our finished products and our service.
At www.patches4less.com, patch gallery contains different kinds of pre-made patches such as military patches, police patches, fire department patches, motorcycle club patches, scouting patches, and other collector’s patches.