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Custom Woven Patches

At the Monterey Company, we add our modern technology to the traditional woven patch technique. Our industry-leading equipment allows us to weave multiple colors of string at a time. Our high efficiency and precision bring your design to life!

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Ordering Woven Patches

Ordering custom woven patches have never been easier than with the Monterey Company. How do you get started? Simply reach out to our team with your logo or an idea of what your patch will look like. From there, a professional designer will reach out to you. We work with you throughout the process to make sure the final product is perfect for your business, company, or cause. 

During your consultation, you will select an adhesive backing style and ensure your finished product can be attached in a way that fits your needs. Do you need a permanent or interchangeable patch? A sewing channel allows for a permanent attachment by sewing them onto to your hats or garment. For interchangeable patches, think about the Velcro variety. We can add additional details by sublimating your logo to us and reviewing all the options.

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Creating the Perfect Patch

Woven patches are great to use for branding and style! They can artfully stretch stitching across a fabric backing. This creates a tapestry-like depiction of your logo or design. This age-old style is timeless! You can select the strings of a single color to create a clean and simple effect. The quality of this is striking! Are you looking for patches with flair? You can choose multiple colors threaded together for a vibrant and intricate scene. 

We make sure attaching is as easy and convenient as possible. That's why our beautiful pieces are created with a variety of backing style options. Select a sewing border for a more permanent attachment style. Or create a Velcro backing for flexibility. We have everything you need to make sure your creations remain safe and secure.

Consult with a Monterey Company professional to decide which options and sizes are best for your logo. Do you need artwork? Don't worry, if needed we can supply you with free, custom artwork created by our talented team. We will work with you to get it just right. Before production, you will receive a free artwork proof to review. When we produce an image for you (or work with one you have given us), you own the “rights reserved” to your image. And there's more! You will also receive helpful insight on what custom shape, colors, patterns, and layouts work best. We're here to help you every step of the way. This translates into the perfect design for you, your business, and all the items they will adorn.

Designing a Woven Patch

We artfully display your logo and message in a beautifully woven string. This allows your art to perfectly capture the spirit of your business, brand, or cause. The string can be in single, uniform colors to create a clean, traditional look for your promotional apparel. You can also choose from classic black or white. This creates a contrast that will make a big impact! Or you have the option to match the shade of the hat, jacket, or bag it will adorn. The opportunities are endless!

Looking for patches woven with pizzazz? If your logo requires more depth of color, then we can weave together multiple shades of string. This creates a dynamic, vibrant look. Multi-color designs can definitely create an eye-catching appeal that is sure to be noticed. They can match the colors of your business or complement the colors of the apparel they will accompany. Our staff will help you coordinate colors to achieve the best overall product.

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Sample of a Sublimated Patch

How Are These Patches Made?

In addition to the colors in your design are the shades of fabric backing. With a nearly unlimited selection to choose from, you will be able to create a patch woven for perfection. It will have the exact effect you’re looking for.

Woven patches are made from continuously stitched threads that are intricately incorporated on top of a fabric backing. These threads are tightly woven together to create a seamless image or logo. On the side of the fabric opposite the thread is an adhesive backing or a Velcro strip. This allows you to securely attach them to the material of its new home.

If your logo needs to match perfectly try our sublimation patches.

We will help you create a logo that will be best represented through a woven string. You can incorporate your name, message, logo, or unique imagery into your design. You can also choose from our many-colored thread options. The end result? We help you capture your brand in the best, most striking way possible.

After combining all of your elements into a cohesive proof, a Monterey Company artist will consult with you. We do our best to ensure you know and love exactly what you will be getting by first creating a proof for your approval. We are happy to work with you on any edits and adjustments needed. Once you approve of the artwork, your woven patch creations will move into production. If ordered, they will be professionally placed onto your hat or other apparel items. After your items are complete, they will be packaged and shipped. Upon arrival, they are ready to be worn and well-loved by anyone who receives them. 

Popular Styles

Three of our most popular patch styles.

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How Are They Applied To A Hat?

Applying your woven patches is as simple as any other style of application. Whether they will be sewn into the fabric of your apparel item or ironed on, the first step is considering the best placement for your unique piece. They can be applied to shirts, bags, and other items, they can hug the corners or sit near the shoulder in a classic name tag position.

Once you’ve chosen the perfect placement, then follow the instructions for your selected attachment style. We have several options. From iron-on, to sew in, or Velcro adhesion, you will be confident that they are secure wherever they are placed.

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Embroidery vs a Woven Design

Woven patches are perfect for designs that have a lot of intricate detail or small lettering. This style produces an incredible, clean, and clear graphic style that really makes them pop. This is a great option when detail is important, such as for a motto, brand logos, images, photos, and contact information.

How do you achieve such amazing attention to detail? The difference betweenembroidered and woven patches is in the thread size. They are made from thinner threads that are stitched continuously for a highly detailed outcome. This creates a nearly seamless look and feel. As a result, this changes the overall look and feel of your finished product.

Both styles use stitching to portray your logo, message, or brand. They capture your design in single or multicolored tapestries you can wear. How they differ is subtle. But, the overall appearance of this style versus embroidered can produce unique aesthetics and feel.

How do you know which design to choose? Since this style uses a thinner thread that is woven together instead of embroidered onto a fabric, they are ideal when a design is too complex to be achieved with the embroidery process.

Want your design to look real? They are also a great way to give your photos a life-like effect. They also capture intricate design without losing detail.

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This style is best for logos where the individual strings aren’t a necessary part of the design, but rather, ones in which the complete and cohesive image is most important. In other words, due to the closeness of the threads, the strings themselves will look almost printed. This allows them to be nearly unnoticeable. This is the best way to breathe life into more detailed and intricate artwork.

How does this process work? They are made by weaving threads directly into the fabric. To do this, we use a machine capable of running multiple strings at a time. This achieves a smooth, near photorealistic effect. They result in a beautiful option for your complex designs.

Got bold lettering? No problem! Alternatively, embroidered patches are perfect for simple designs with bold lettering or where the thicker strings can create a striking effect in themselves. They are stitched into the twill and have a raised and recessed look and feel. Similar to their embroidered counterparts, they can be made from multiple colors. This adds a unique style and dimension.

Not sure what you need? We can help! Our art team is available and ready to help you create an image that achieves everything you’re looking for. To decide which type is best for your particular design, consult a Monterey Company professional today. Throughout the process, we will provide the tips and insights necessary for making your pieces as striking as possible. Your satisfaction is our priority. We use the highest standards to create the best products for your business or cause. Start your project!