Custom Woven Patches
At the Monterey Company, we add our modern technology to this traditional technique, streamlining the weaving process to bring you patches you can afford. With our industry-leading equipment, we are capable of weaving multiple colors of string at a time, bringing your ideas and designs to life efficiently and with precision.
Ordering Woven Patches
Ordering custom woven patches have never been easier than with the Monterey Company. Simply reach out to our team with your logo or an idea of what you’d like your patch to look like. From there, a professional designer will consult with you, offering suggestions on your current piece or drafting a personalized design, perfect for your business, company, or cause.
During your consultation, you’ll select an adhesive backing style, ensuring your finished product can be attached in a way that fits your needs. For patches with permanence, consider a sewing channel or the iron-on options, and for ones that are more interchangeable, think about the Velcro variety. We can add additional details to a patch by sublimating your design directly on a patch.
In addition to design and attachment style selection, we will consult with you on the number of pieces you desire, bringing you wholesale prices on beautiful patches you can afford. Finally, your order will be shipped and delivered, ready to adhere to all of your favorite promotional items.
Creating a Patch
Woven patches artfully stretch stitching across a fabric backing, creating a tapestry-like depiction of your logo or design. This age-old style is timeless and striking quality, with strings of a single color creating a clean and simple effect, or with multiple colors threaded together to create vibrant and intricate scenes, you’ll love to wear.
These beautiful pieces are created with a variety of backing style options, making attaching your woven patches as easy and convenient as possible. From incorporating a sewing border for a more permanent patch attachment style to creating a Velcro backing, we have whatever you need to make sure your creations remain safe and secure.
Consult with a Monterey Company professional to decide which options and size are best for your logo, receiving helpful insight and into what colors, patterns, and layouts will best translate onto the perfect patch for you, your business, and all the items they will adorn.
Designing a Woven Patch
Your patch can perfectly capture the spirit of your business, brand, or cause by displaying your logo and message in a beautifully woven string. This string can be in single, uniform colors, creating a clean, traditional look for your promotional apparel. Choose from classic black or white, or color match the shade of the hat, jacket, or bag it’ll adorn, creating a simple contrast that will make a big impact.
If your design requires more depth of color, weave together multiple shades of string to create a dynamic, vibrant look for your custom patch. Multi-color designs can create eye-catching appeal, matching the colors of your business or complementing the colors of the apparel they’ll accompany.
How Are These Patches Made
In addition to the colors in your design are the shades of fabric backing. With a near-endless selection to choose from, you’ll be able to create the exact patch, and the perfect effect, you’re looking for.
Woven patches are made from continuously stitched threads, intricately incorporated on top of a fabric backing. These threads are tightly woven, coming together to create a seamless image, logo. On the side of the fabric opposite the thread is an adhesive backing or a Velcro strip, used to securely attach the patch to the material of its new home.
When it comes to ordering woven patches for your business, club, or cause, you’ll start by working with a Monterey Company professional to 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, and choose from our many-colored thread options to capture your brand in the best, most striking way.
Combining all of your elements into a cohesive proof, a Monterey Company artist will consult with you to ensure you know and love exactly what you’ll be getting for your custom patch. Once you approve of your design, your woven creations will move into production, and if ordered, will be professionally placed onto your hat or other apparel items. Once your items are complete, they’ll be packaged and shipped to your door, ready to be well worn and well-loved by anyone who receives them.
How Are They Applied To A Hat?
Applying your woven patches is as simple as any other style of patch application. Whether your patches will be sewn into the fabric of your apparel item or ironed on, the first step is considering the best placement option for your unique piece. Patches for caps, beanies, and hats, your patch can rest front and center, on the band, or off to the side. On 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 for your patch, follow the instructions for your selected attachment style. From iron on to sew in or Velcro adhesion, you’ll be able to enjoy a secure patch, wherever it is placed.
Embroidery vs a Woven Designs
The difference between woven and embroidered patches is in the thread size and the overall look and feel of your finished product. Both styles use stitching to portray your logo, message, or brand, capturing your design in single or multicolored tapestries you can wear. But despite the ways in which they differ is subtle, the overall appearance of woven vs. embroidered patches can produce unique aesthetics and feel.
Custom woven patches are made from thin thread, tightly threaded together to create a nearly seamless look and feel. 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, and nearly unnoticeable, and can breathe life into more detailed, intricate designs.
Woven patches are made by weaving threads directly into the fabric of the patch using a machine capable of running multiple strings at a time. They achieve a smooth, near photorealistic effect and are a beautiful option for your complex designs.
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 of the patch and have a raised and recessed look and feel. Similar to their woven counterparts, embroidered patches can be made from multiple colors, adding unique style and dimension to your custom designs.
To decide which type is best for your particular design, consult a Monterey Company professional today. They’ll provide the tips and insights necessary for making your pieces as striking as possible, creating the best products for your business or cause. We also offer woven labels for clothing and specialty labeling.