custom embroidered patches: Aquaman design

The Monterey Company: Your Patch Maker and Embroidered Patch Manufacturing Specialist

At The Monterey Company, we're your go-to experts for all things patch-making and embroidered patch manufacturing. With years of experience in this craft, we're the specialists you can trust to create outstanding patches that truly make a statement. Whether you're in need of customized patches for your brand, team, or a special event, we're here to turn your vision into reality.

Embroidered Patches Manufactured In Days

Transform your artwork into a unique patch design with a one-of-a kind patch from our graphic arts team. From picking the perfect backing to adding velcro for simple attaching, we can help craft you an exceptional product. We have 2 - 3 week turnaround times but if time is of the essence don't worry--we do rush orders! Plus, get added peace of mind by requesting pre-production samples so that you're sure this item meets all your requirements before it goes in production.

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Iron On Embroidered Patches

Get creative with iron on patches! Easily adhere your designs – from T-shirts and tote bags, to sneakers and backpacks - using a standard home iron or commercial heat press. Dissolvable adhesive coating applied at time of manufacture ensures an extreme bond for all affixing needs.

Customize Your Embroidered Patch

Celebrate your creativity and make a lasting statement with our extensive custom patch options. We've got it all—from metallic and glow-in-the dark finishes to 3D puff stitching, printed or woven patcch designs, plus iron on backing for easy application. With so many choices at your fingertips, the possibilities are truly endless!

Stitches & Thread Coverage

When you work with one of our team members, we will help you determine how much coverage your image will need. Most logo designs include 75 to 100 percent stitched coverage. When you visualize your artwork, do you want to see your chosen background color? If so, then you will want to leave a percentage of the patch without any sewing so that baser color will be seen. If you can't envision any of the background color then your design will have 100 percent coverage. We provide up to 10 thread colors at no additional charge.

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Adding Color To Your Logo

We stitch your logo directly onto a twill background. Our fabrics come in many different colors making it a great way to incorporate vivid colors into your image.

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Stock Shapes

We offer stock & custom patch shapes for uniforms, jackets, bags and backpacks. The image above has 75% embroidery coverage.

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Choose between a Laser Cut or a Merrowed border style

If you have a more complex shape, your design will most likely need a laser cut border. This is also known as satin stitch or hot cut border. Merrowed borders, on the other hand work well for simple logos with rounded corners and non-complex shapes because. These borders are thicker and heavier because it is sewn around the outside perimeter of the patch.

How To Calculate The Size of Your Custom Patch Design

To determine the size, we use a simple formula.

Simply add together the largest height and largest width, then divide that number by two. (Height + Width & divided by 2)

We Are Quality Embroidered Patch Makers

If you're in the market for custom embroidered patches, badges, and other unique merchandise, look no further! Our digitizing process is unrivaled when it comes to top-notch quality. From there, you can tailor your design with a shape or base colors. All our designs are stitched precisely and then cut before adding on an optional merrow border edge. We've ensured that selecting between sew-on backing or velcro fastener will be one of the easiest decisions involved during production stages - plus if regular embroidery isn't quite what you had in mind, you may want to consider our PVC rubber patch style, it a customer favorite.

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2D and 3D Puff Embroidered Patches

2D and 3D puff embroidered patches are like the cool siblings in the patch world. The main difference? Texture.

2D patches are flat and smooth, perfect for straightforward designs. They're like the easygoing, classic choice.

3D puff patches, though, are all about that extra dimension. They use more stitches to create a raised effect. Think of a sports team's logo on a cap – those bold, raised letters and logos that stand out? That's the 3D puff magic! So, when you want your patch to have that extra pop and feel more textured, 3D puff is the way to go. Both have their vibe, and it's all about what suits your style!

Design Embroidered Patches

We make personalized patches with embroidery by taking your artwork and digitizing it using a computer-controlled digitizer. From there, thread colors are loaded into the machine and, thousands of stitches later, your artwork is transformed into a company patch. These are the biggest steps to consider when creating custom embroidered patches or badges. We provide fast artwork with every order.

Watch the video and learn the best options for your patch border. We offer three great options including Merrowed Edges, Laser Cut, and Heat Cut edges.

Steps On How To Embroider a Patch

From a simple logo to intricate artwork, embroidered patches let you showcase your unique creative flair. Utilizing various shapes and sizes as well as custom colors and stitching styles, these stylish accessories can be personalized for any occasion or purpose - making them the ideal choice if you're looking for an attractive way to market your business or organization! You also have several backing options such as iron-on and Velcro available so that each patch is comfortable yet secure.

Explore all of the different options available, and choose which type works the best for you.

  • Sew-on patch options
  • Woven & clothing labels
  • Hook and Loop
  • Embroidered iron-on
  • Merrow borders and hot-cut borders

There is no right or wrong size and shape for a personalized patch-it's unique for every customer and varies depending on needs and preferences. With nearly 30 years of experience, we can help you calculate the dimensions. The length and width will impact your pricing. Remember, patch sizes may make a difference in font size.

Estimated levels of embroidery coverage for a 3" patch.

Coverage at 25%; When you opt for 25% coverage you're leaving three-quarters of the patchs surface untouched. This gives your design some breathing space and gives the patch a vibe. For a 3" patch with 25% coverage you can expect 2,250 to 3,000 stitches.

Coverage at 50%; With 50% coverage your design occupies half of the patch. It strikes a balance between the design and the fabric underneath. A 3" patch with 50% coverage would likely require around 4,500 to 6,000 stitches.

Coverage at 75%; Stepping up to 75% coverage means your design becomes quite dominant leaving an amount of space for the base fabric to peek through. This creates an embroidered look. For a 3" patch with 75% coverage anticipate around 6,750 to 9 000 stitches.

Coverage at 100%; At coverage (100%) your design completely takes over without any room for the base fabric to be visible. This results, in a fully embroidered appearance.

If you're looking for a 3" patch, with coverage you can expect around 9,000 to 12,000 stitches or possibly even more. The actual count will depend on the intricacy of your design.

Keep in mind that these are estimations and the actual stitch count can vary depending on factors such, as the complexity of your design and the embroidery machine being used. Nonetheless I hope this provides you with an idea of how different coverage percentages can impact both the appearance and stitch count of your patches.

Double-sided keychains allow you to have double the real estate! Both sides can include the same image or they can be completely different. If ordered as a one-sided design the backside will be smooth and

Lets explore some ways to elevate your patches;

  • Shimmering Metallic Threads; Think of these threads as a sprinkling of stardust, for your patches. They bring a touch of glamour making your custom details truly shine.
  • Glow in the Dark Effect; Don't let the fun end when the lights go out! With glow in the dark enhancements your patches remain visible and captivating in darkness.
  • Custom Three Dimensional (Puff Embroidery); Give your patches that "wow" factor with puff embroidery. It adds a sculpted raised appearance that introduces depth and texture to your patches.
  • Personalized Shapes; Why stick to shapes when you can let your patches break free? Embrace custom. Make your patches stand out with a style thats uniquely yours.

These enhancements are the key, to transforming your patches into one of a kind pieces. So unleash your creativity. Witness how these patches metamorphose into captivating works of art!

There are a bunch of ways to attach patches.

  • Iron-On Backing: Just like it sounds, you iron the patch onto fabric, and it sticks. Super easy for clothes.
  • Adhesive Backing: This one's like a strong sticker. Stick it on non-fabric stuff, and you're set. This style comes with a heat-activated adhesive for sticking them to clothes or accessories. Once you've got them in place, just lay a cloth over the top to keep things safe. Then, give it a quick press with a hot iron – about 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick (or even less). This is hands down one of the simplest ways to permanently attach a custom patch to your stuff. Easy peasy!
  • Hook and Loop Backing: It's like magic – one part sticks to your patch, and the other gets sewn onto your clothes. Easy to remove, perfect for uniforms.
  • Plastic Backing: This gives your patch some extra muscle to handle wear and tear. Good if your patches are going places.
  • Button Loops: Chill vibes all the way. Hang 'em from a button or lapel pin, and you can move 'em around. Super relaxed.

Sample Embroidered Patch Pricing With 100% Coverage: 100 Three inch patches will cost around $2.12 each depending on the options you select. 

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Have a project in mind for custom patches? 

Connect with our team of account managers today and receive an unbeatable quote! Our commitment to quality is key, as we guarantee full satisfaction with every purchase. Should you ever find that your patch does not meet standards, we'll provide a free replacement - making us the go-to spot for all of your patch needs!

Order wholesale patches with embroidery

Customize in 2D or 3D Puff! We've got a fantastic range of custom embroidered patches that are perfect for all sorts of businesses and groups! Our designs are top-notch, whether you're looking to create cool merchandise, unique awards, or memorable souvenirs. With our patch-making expertise, you can count on us for your next project, whether you need a bunch or just a few.

And the best part? You can pick between classic 2D or eye-popping 3D puff embroidery to make your patches truly stand out. Here's a sneak peek at what we offer:

  • Biker and motorcycle clubs
  • Military and security teams
  • Custom Police Patches
  • Firefighters and EMTs
  • Clubs & Business Organizations
  • Boys and Girls Scouts

Let's make your patch ideas a reality!

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