Woven patches are a brilliant way to promote your brand by applying to work wear, sportswear and lots of other options. You can incorporate your company logo or unique imagery into your design. Be it that you’re adding them as a fun low cost item to your online shop or want to advertise your local club we’ve got a patch to suit you.
Whilst most patches serve the same basic function, there are different types of patches out there for different purposes.
Embroidered vs. Woven Patches
Woven patches are great for designs that have a lot of intricate detail. This style of patch produces a lovely, clean graphic style that makes them pop! The perfect option when detail is important, such as for logos, images and photos. Woven patches are made from thinner threads stitched continuously giving a highly detailed result and have a flat look.
Embroidered patches are ideal for simple designs with bold lettering or where the thicker embroidery string can create a striking effect. They are stitched into the twill and have a raised and recessed look and feel. They can also, like woven patches, be made from many colours giving a unique appearance. Both styles use stitching to show your logo or message.
Thinking about your design…
Unique, thoughtful design is crucial when it comes to designing a patch. Contrasting colours will make your patch really stand out. Choose bold, contrasting colours or a classic black and white for maximum impact. As for composition make sure this isn’t too busy and any words are clear and readable.
Not handy with design? Don’t worry we can create your idea for free once you place your order, just describe your idea the best you can and we’ll help you bring it to life! We do our best to make sure you are happy with what you will be getting by initially creating a visual proof for your approval. Once you’re happy and approve the artwork, your woven patch creations will be moved into production and usually take about 3-4 working weeks.
Lastly we come to backing and edging…
Backing – A great patch will have durable, reliable backing so what do you prefer? We have the classic iron-on backing or sew on yourself but also we can offer Velcro too the choice is yours. Edgings – We offer two types of edge for our patches and the most common is the laser cut edge with no border. We also offer an overlocked edge which is around 3mm thick. The patch can then be stitched onto a garment through the overlocked border.