Aug 24, 2021
Author: Jesse Daugherty
A staple of uniforms, jerseys and stylish garments of all sorts, embroidered patches are a way to stand out and provide information. You've seen them on your favorite sports team's uniforms, on employee uniforms, and those of organizations, clubs, and more.
Though you are familiar with the look of embroidered patches, you may be surprised to discover how these creative designs are brought to life. Today we examine the process, providing you with an in-depth look at how modern embroidered patches are made.
Things have changed quite a bit since the early days of embroidery. Originally designers were stitched by hand in a time-consuming and expensive process. These days, computer-controlled embroidery machines offer consistent patches crafted with top-quality materials and in a cost-effective manner.
It all begins with art. All artwork is first digitized to produce a file that the embroidery machine can translate. The file provides pertinent details such as where to place each stitch, your choice of thread colors, and the layers that make up your design. Once your file has been digitized, the embroidery process begins.
As we mentioned above, our computer-controlled embroidery machines work to produce your custom design. The twill serves as a stabilizer for each stitch, which makes for a durable and reliable product. The result is a patch that will continue to look great for years to come. Once the patch's interior stitching is finished, the machine then moves to the borders.
Upon completion, the machine will align another piece of twill, and the process starts all over again. The twill is eventually removed, and the backing is applied. The patch is then left to cool before being finished off with an inspection for any defects. Each patch is inspected by hand one final time if there are any loose threads that need to be repaired or any defective emblems.
Once they meet our standards, your patches are then ready to shipped and applied to your favorite garments. While the process sounds a bit intricate, modern technology makes the process much easier and efficient, producing quality patches consistently.
At Patches4Less.com, we are dedicated to top-quality patches crafted from the finest material. We are a one-stop shop for embroidered patches, from sports, employee, military, and more. Perfect for jackets, bags, hats, and any other garments, we supply top-quality patches at unbeatable prices and with unrivaled customer service.
We take pride in what we do, which is why we back our products with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. You can expect high-quality patches without the high cost. Pair that with the flexibility of adding your own customized design, and you've got a winning combination. Our easy three-step order process makes the process effortless and straightforward.
Are you interested in finding out more about our custom embroidered patches? Give us a call at 866-847-2824 or email us. We'd be happy to help!