Are you concerned about how to attach Scout patches to your Scout’s uniform properly? With a little planning, Boy Scout patch placement doesn’t have to be complicated.
Any good embroidered patch provider will offer a range of attachment options for custom patches. Choosing a way that makes the task easier is a snap when you know a couple of tricks.
The most popular method of attaching patches to garments is by sewing them on. That’s also the trickiest when it comes to aligning patches. It’s easy for patches to shift and can be difficult to correct if not caught in time. If you’re not proficient with a needle and thread, it might be best to have the work done by a tailor shop or seamstress.
But there are other options as well. Iron-on attachment is extremely popular. This means of attachment allows you to position a patch directly on a shirt or other garment and apply heat from an iron to melt the adhesive onto the cloth. It’s a faster process than sewing patches on. However, it can be less durable than sewn-on styles.
For that reason, many people choose the best of both worlds. Any iron-on patch can be positioned exactly as you want it, heat-set, then sewn permanently into place as well. The result is a permanent patch that’s likely to outlast the apparel to which it is attached.
With either attachment type, you can add plastic backing to the standard twill. This gives the patch a stiffer, more durable backing to make attachment easier.
Other Attachment Options
If you need a less permanent Boy Scout patch placement, Velcro backing is always an option. Using the standard hook and loop backing, this method allows quick removal and reattachment of patches as the situation warrants.
With some patches, button loops can be used for attachment as well. These can be easily slipped onto or off a shirt or jacket button as needed.
No matter which way you choose to attach your Scout patches, the first step is finding a dependable patch provider. You can count on Patches 4 Less to furnish the highest quality embroidered patches available anywhere at the lowest prices possible. You can also count on our signature customer service to ensure your satisfaction with your patches.
If you have any questions about Boy Scout patch placement, our experienced staff will be glad to help. We can advise which patch attachment type is best for your specific needs, and which patches are right for your Scout. We offer free setup, free art and revisions, up to seven free thread colors, and even free shipping anywhere in the continental U.S.A. via FedEx Air.
Last but certainly not least, we back up every patch we sell with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Should you find any Scout patch you order from us to be defective in either materials or workmanship, let us know. We will replace it at no extra cost to you. It’s all part of our commitment to your total satisfaction with your custom patches order!
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Rick Cundiff spent 15 years as a newspaper journalist before joining TJM Promos. He has been researching and writing about custom patches and other promotional products for more than 10 years. He believes in the Oxford comma, eradicating the word "utilize," and Santa Claus.