Although it’s still the middle of August, it’s important to keep your eye on hot school fashions, like lapel pins!

We are in the middle of August, and the mad dash to prepare for school has already begun.  Whether its preschool, elementary, junior high, high school or college, there is always a need to purchase school supplies, clothes and whatever other accessories needed to not only perform well at school, but also look good while doing it.

One of the latest trends that is actually a come back trend is the use of embroidered patches to embellish bags, back packs and jeans.  Embroidered patches have always been popular with sports teams, but clubs, groups of friends, and class mates have been using them as well to express their affiliation, creativity and sense of style.

Embroidered patches are easy to design and apply onto other fabrics.  Often students will collect a variety of patches created by their individual friends.  Each person making a distinct patch and giving it out to those they are close to.  Patches are then collected and applied to back packs.

Here at the Monterey Company, we use a multitude of fine quality colored twills combined with an even larger choice of strong, vibrant, high quality threads that will turn a design into a striking embroidered patch. By using state-of-the-art technology, a design can be crafted into any size, shape and color following the exact specifications given to us by the creator.

Computer controlled embroidery machines are loaded with a digitized copy of a design. This is the key to accurate production. After stitching, each patch is precision cut and edged to further enhance the appearance of the final product. A backing of your choice is applied to the underside. We offer many different types of backings, including iron-on and adhesive. We always offer the option of pre-production samples in order to ensure that your embroidered patches are exactly the way you want them. The entire process is simple, quick and professional. You will have your completed embroidery in as little as 2 weeks, and at a price to fit your budget.

This more then anything makes our embroidered patches so appealing to students who need their great ideas brought to reality.  Patches are affordable and take very little time to make and deliver.  The other great appeal is that Monterey offers design assistance free of cost.

School is about to start, and this trend is picking up steam again.  We are excited to see what the students across the country are coming up with this year.