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Are You Looking For The Best Patch Company?

The Monterey Company takes your logo and turns it into striking custom embroidered patches. We use a multitude of colored twills with an even larger selection of strong, vibrant, high-quality threads in our computer-controlled embroidery machines to replicate the smallest details. As an experienced patch company, we can create your design to your exact specifications, in any shape, using an extremely tight thread count. 

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Company Patch Manufacturer

As a manufacturer of custom embroidered patches and badges, we start with digitizing your art and embroidering it directly on to a custom backing. Images can be custom designed in a variety of colors that are embroidered up to full coverage. The key to making a patch with embroidery is in the digitizing. Knowing which direction threads are going to lay can make a notable difference in the final look.

Rush Embroidered Patches

Production time varies depending on the style of product you choose, but it normally takes between 2 to 3 weeks to create a custom embroidered patch. Rush orders can usually be accommodated for an additional charge. Making samples prior to full production is always a good idea especially when ordering patches in bulk that include embroidery.

Iron On & Velcro Backed Patches

Our artists produce computer-aided designs and the latest technology. Your artwork can be embroidered and be made with an iron-on or sew-on back or as a velcro patch with embroidery.


As an embroidery supplier, our patches are stitched and precision cut to enhance the appearance of the final product. A backing of your choice is applied to the underside. Iron-on, adhesive or velcro can be also be added. Pre-production samples can ensure that your logo is exactly the way you want it. The entire process is simple, deciding on a sew on or velcro backing is usually the biggest decision to make.

Custom Embroidered Logo Patch Designs

crossfit patch

How To Make Custom Embroidered Patches

How are custom embroidery patches made? They are made by taking your artwork and digitizing your artwork into a format used in a computer-controlled digitizer. Once digitized, thread colors are loaded into the machine and thousands of stitches later, your logo is transformed into a company patch. Here are a few things to consider when you create a custom patch or embroidery badge and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Here are a few of the most important steps you need to consider before ordering.

Step 1

Explore all the different kinds of options available out there. Choose the kind that works best for you. Let's list the options: 

  • Sew-on Patches:
  • Woven Labels
  • Velcro
  • Custom Embroidered Iron On Patches
  • Merrow borders and Hot Cut Borders

Step 3

Pick the right percentage of thread. Every logo is stitched directly on twill fabric. Twill fabrics come in a variety of colors so it's a great way to display all of the elements and create amazing contrast. 

You also need to determine the percentage of coverage. Most images fall between 75% to 100%. The price is also determined by how many stitches are included in your finished patch design.

Step 2

Select the size and shape. Sure there is no ideal size and shape for a personalized patch.  It is unique for every customer and varies based on one's needs and preferences. 

But we can help you calculate the size. Add the length of the emblem and the width and divide that number by two. That dictates the size you need. It should be noted that these two components make a direct impact on the cost; pricing will depend on the height and width.

Step 4

Choose the right enhancements or embellishments. Here are some cool enhancement that makes a big impact:

  • Metallic Threads: a great way to make your custom details stand out
  • Glow in the dark: the funniest option to be seen even in the dark.
  • 3D Embroidery: add a sculpted and puffy look
  • Printed and woven patches:  great for those who want lots of textural elements.
custom sports patch

The Last Step: Know All The Attachment Options

  • Sew-on patches: The most basic way to attach them. They are sewn directly into the clothes. It's a permanent attach them.
  • Iron-on:  Add a heat adhesive to their back. Once positioned on the garment, a cloth is placed over the image to protect it. Then a hot iron is placed briefly (20 to 30 seconds) on the cloth to melt the adhesive onto the garment fixing them in place. This is the simplest method of permanent attachment.
  • Adhesive Backing: Similar to the iron-on backing, but only works with smooth non-fabric surfaces.
  • Velcro Backed:  Hook-and-loop fasteners. One part is on the back of the patch, and the other gets sewn onto the garment. This allows rapid, easy removal. This style is ideal for military uniforms and other circumstances where they might need to be removed often. It also allows for interchangeable on the same garment.
  • Plastic backing: Used to iron them on. This gives them extra support to maintain their shape. 
  • Button loops: A simple loop at the top to hang from a button or lapel pin. They can be removed to another garment quickly and easily.

Options & Considerations

Adding Color

Your logo is stitched directly on a twill fabric background. Twill fabrics come in a variety of colors and are a great way to incorporate elements into your image. You have a few options when stitching your artwork.

Stitches & Coverage

Determine the percentage coverage against the rest of your overall image. Why is this important? The price is determined by how many stitches are included?. Most logos include 75% to 100% percent coverage. You can have up to ten colors added at no additional charge. Think about the fabric that will be embroidered, the fabric can be used to enhance your image. If you intend to see the fabric or the “background”, then your art would have 75%. If you cannot see any of the backgrounds, it classifies as 100%.


Merrow Border vs Laser Cut Borders

Choose between having a merrow border or a laser cut border. Merrow borders work well for simple rounded corners and non-complex shapes. If you have a complex shape, your design will most likely need to have a laser cut border. Layering allows for borders to have a 1mm thin border edge compared to a 3mm merrow edge. 

Size & Shape

Sizing is easily figured out by using two measurements.
The size can be determined by adding the measurement of the length plus the width and dividing by two: i.e. (length + width) ÷ 2 = size. For example, a 3" by 3" is considered a 3" Consider the overall shape and size. Sizing makes an impact on the cost, and pricing will depend on the height and width of your image.

custom lion patch

Enhancements Including Woven Patches

  • Leather: We have the ability to embroider directly on leather patches.
  • Metallic Threads are a great option if you need part of your logo to stand out. Metallic thread colors are limited however we do offer all the standard metallic threads.
  • Glow in the dark is a fun option when you want to stand out at night.
  • 3D Embroidery has a sculpted look and even a puffy look. We recommend asking pre-production samples when adding 3D.
  • Printed and woven patches offer a substantial amount of detail. Woven images use a much thinner thread and are woven into the background. Printing has more of a photo-realistic-look to them, where your demising printed directly on to the background.
crossfit embroidery patch

Wholesale Embroidered Patches

As a wholesale patch company, we manufacture a variety of embroidered patches for businesses and organizations including:

  • Biker & Motorcycle
  • Jacket with sew-on
  • Military & Security
  • Police, Fire & EMT
  • Clubs
  • Scouts

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Are you looking for an alternative?

Have you considered PVC rubber patches? Made with vibrant full-color and is 100% waterproof and you can also add velcro.