Creative Custom Patches That Garner Attention
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Creative Custom Patches That Garner Attention

Patches are designed to stand out. Regardless of their function, custom patches are created in a way that compliments with the added ability to stand out in a crowd. Embroidered...

Patches are designed to stand out. Regardless of their function, custom patches are created in a way that compliments with the added ability to stand out in a crowd. Embroidered patches and other types of embroidery are trendy these days, used as a way to group members, employees and to complement fashionable apparel such as shirts, sweaters, hats, jeans, and more. However, they can also be used as a marketing tool, but getting people to pay attention or even notice your design may be tough. 

But, there are a few ways to help your patches be a bit unique. One way to help your patches be a bit more outstanding is to research what is popular and what people respond to. A great way to do so is by searching online resources and social media platforms for what's popular at the moment. Every day hundreds of new designs can be found on platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, ranging from new patches that people have made or collectors showing off their recent purchases. A quick search will reveal what patch designs are the most appealing to people, which will help you choose what you want to create. Let's find out about the most popular types of patches. 

Military patches are the most sought-after and most popular. Everyone from active duty military members, veterans, and family members, to collectors and more love military patches. These custom patches are typically embroidered, though PVC patches have become a common option recently. The vinyl patch offers an alternative that is easier to watch and keep clean. However, embroidered patches are durable and reliable. Military patches are generally adorned with a unit or battalion logo, maybe a mascot, a motto, or even special dates to the group. Many times these elements are chosen by the members of the unit. Military patches are also decorated with tanks, aircraft, helmets, dog tags, and more. However, they may also be used as a way to boost morale with special, unofficial designs that help build camaraderie. 

Pop culture patches are trendy as well. The most creative matches are the ones that people want the most. At the same time, there are plenty of common patch designs to choose from; the most unique garner the most attention. Patches are seen with references from TV shows, movies, books, and video games, which are always great for the fans. If you really want to stand out, get creative and use pop culture references to your advantage. 

Patches are also an exceptional way to display your hobbies and passions. Ever since the late 60s, custom patches have been used as a way to make a point. They have even been adopted by bands and other musical acts throughout the years. Band patches became popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s when denim jackets were growing in popularity. Since then, they have sown no signs of slowing down, as everyone from rock and pop bands, to indie artists and hip-hop acts have embraced them as well. 

Band patches feature a logo or other special designs that are relevant to the group. Many of these patches become special keepsakes and are part of a limited edition collection. They often become collector's items depending on the exclusivity of the design. Fans are always eager to collect patches from their favorite bands, as they are great for nearly any garment or accessories such as bags and backpacks. Embroidered patches have a wide variety of uses, and they can be customized to say or show what you want. That’s what makes them so effective. The most unique, interesting, and eye-catching patches are the most popular designs. 

At, we strive to produce the best patches on the market. We have the experience and an incredible team of artists and designers who will help you create and produce the perfect patch, no matter your needs. From employee uniform patches to patches for varsity jackets, motorcycle club vests, bands, sports teams, and more, we’ve seen it all. 

Let us explain all of the benefits of custom patches. Give us a call toll-free at 866-847-2824 or email us. We’re here to help!

Jesse Daugherty

Jesse Daugherty


Hello, I'm Jesse Daugherty, a music enthusiast, sports aficionado, and an avid supporter of the arts. I'm a writer and content creator. For the past 5 years, I've shared my knowledge of custom patches and other promotional products, exploring their designs, meaning, and purpose.