Embroidered Patches Custom Designed

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. 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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Monterey Company » Embroidered Patches

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. The key to making a patch is in the digitizing. Knowing which direction threads are going to lay can make a notable difference in the final look.

Rush Embroidery Patches

Production time varies depending on the style of product you choose, but it normally takes between 2 to 3 weeks to make a quality 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.

Iron On & Velcro Backed Patches

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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.

We Are Custom Patch Makers Offering Velcro Backing

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 Logo Patch Designs

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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 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 options. Different twill backgrounds are 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.

Hat Patches

Before you start sewing patches on your hats, you have to come up with the perfect design. This design should not only perfectly represent your brand, your business, or your organization, but should also be cohesive with the style, and shape of the hat itself.

When considering the best way to capture the spirit of your company or cause, consider if your logo can stand alone, or if you want to incorporate your name and your messaging into your design as well. You want your patch to be eye-catching and appealing, without being so busy that your message gets lost.

Then decipher which colors will best represent your business, staying consistent with your branding, while making promotional products people will love to wear. If your existing colors might clash with apparel items or the aesthetic you’re seeking, consider a single-tone design instead. Or if you want to add some flair to your simple color scheme, consult with a Monterey Company designer about which colors might add a pop of fun to your design.

Add your patch to a hat!

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Custom Hat Embroidery

Another way to add a fun dimension to the decorations on your custom hats is through attaching a patch. They come in a variety of shapes, styles, and textures, and can be crafted to capture the spirit of your company or cause. 

Personalized patches are either sewn directly onto your hat through the use of a sewing channel or attached by an alternative adhesive, like iron-on backing. Patches can be customized with your unique design, with our fonts and colors perfectly complementing your existing brand styles.

Choose from visible threading in a beautiful embroidered patch, creating a natural, textured look and feel, and the thinner, uniform threading within the woven patches. Alternatively, choose the most durable, weatherproof option by customizing your hat with a PVC rubber patch. Whichever kind you select, your headwear will be elevated in style.

After your patch is designed, choose from a wide selection of hat styles and materials that will best complement your ideas, while remaining a functional apparel item your employees, clients, and customers will love. From baseball hats to beanies, we have the perfect hat style for your business.

Once your patch is complete and style of hat it’ll be sewn into is selected, your ideas will move into production, being precisely and artfully sewn right into the fabric, right where you want it. Your masterpiece will receive maximum exposure, and your promotional hats will become everybody’s favorite logo apparel item.

More Patch Styles

Three of our most popular patch styles.

Options & Quality 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 have embroidery, 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 you 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.

Enhancements

  • Metallic Threads are a great option if you need part of your logo to stand out. 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.
custom lion patch
crossfit embroidery patch

Wholesale Embroidered Patches

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

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

Request a quote on any of our products today and we provide you with a price that can't be beaten. Email us at sales@montereycompany.com. We offer quick shipping and production in days.