Custom Embroidered Patches

Custom Made With Your Design

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

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Made To Order Custom Embroidered Patches

How are custom embroidered patches made? They are made by taking your logo and digitizing your design into a format a computer controlled embroidery machines understands. Once digitized, thread colors are loaded into the machine and thousands of stitches later, your logo is transformed into an embroidered patch.

Patches with Embrodery Can Be Made With Different Backing Options

After stitching, each patch or badge are precision cut and edged to further enhance the appearance of the final product. A backing of your choice is applied to the underside. Backings include iron-on and adhesive or velcro can be added. Pre-production samples can ensure that your embroidered patches are exactly the way you want them. The entire process is simple and all you have to decide is if you want a sew on patch or an adhesive patch.

Best Quality Patches!

Embroidered patches from The Monterey Company offer a high-quality, low-cost alternative to direct embroidery. Our artists produce computer-aided designs using the latest technology. Your insignia can be made with cotton or mixed threads, in an iron-on or sew-on style.

Patches Made With Custom Shapes

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What Do You Need To Know About Custom Made Patches

Here are a few steps to consider when you would like to get patches made

  • First, select the size patch you would like to create.
  • Next, decide what percentage of embroidery you would like. For example, most patches with embroidery have 75% coverage and some include 100% embroidery
  • After you choose the coverage, decide on the shape of your patch. Is it going to be a custom shape? 
  • Thread colors: Embroidery thread come in a variety of colors. Selecting the thread colors is easy!
  • Pricing will depend on the overall shape and size of your patch design. 
  • Finally, a proof can be created with your design and samples can also be created for final approval.

How To Make Embroidered Patches

Here are a few things to consider when you create a custom embroidered patch or embroidered badge and we are here to help you every step of the way.

What does 75% or 100% embroidery mean?
Think about the fabric on which your design will be embroidered, the fabric can be used to enhance your design as a background color. Would having the fabric showing make for a better design? If you intend to see the fabric, or the “background”, then your design would classify as 75% embroidery. If you cannot see any of the backgrounds, it classifies as 100% embroidery.

Patch 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" design is considered a 3' patch


Custom Embroidered Badge Design & Production Time

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 jobs 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.

Custom Embroidered Patches

Our Top 10 Custom Patch Styles

  • Custom Motorcycle Patches
  • Jacket Patches
  • Hat Patches
  • Military Patches
  • Security Patches
  • Scout Patches
  • Biker Patches
  • Law Enforcement & EMT Patches
  • Firefighter Patches
  • Club Patches
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Are you looking for an alternative to the standard custom-made patches?

Have you considered Custom PVC Patches? PVC is made with vibrant full color and is 100% waterproof and you can also add velcro.

We always offer pre-production samples in order to ensure that your custom-made patches are exactly the way you want them. Creating an embroidered patch is perfect for showing achievements, rankings, and identity.

The Monterey Company has been a patch company specializing in custom design work for fire departments, police and military units since 1989.