Stuck On You: Alternative Attachment Styles

Stuck On You: Alternative Attachment Styles

When it comes to attaching your custom patches, you have options. Sew-on and iron-on patches are the most common attachment methods, though, for specialized applications, alternative attachment styles are preferable.

Here at, we offer several alternatives to sew on or iron on, and our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right one for your needs.

The Basics!
Velcro® hook-and-loop fasteners are one very popular choice, a reliable option that enables the prompt removal or change of patches as desired. This is a perfect choice for military and other uniforms, in that it allows a single patch to be transferred to different garments. Velcro also allows the removal of patches in camouflage conditions in which brightly colored patches are not authorized, and you can also remove the patches for laundry duty.

Velcro fasteners are two-piece systems, with one fastener strip attached to the patch backing and the other to the garment on which the patch will be worn. The strips are typically attached by traditional sewing or iron on methods.

Tape backing is an alternative attachment style that’s easily removable, best used for short-term, temporary applications. This is a good idea for attaching patches to costumes, or for specific events such as festivals; though it will not withstand laundering.

Button Loops are a great choice too, offering a simple fabric loop attached to the tops of patches. This enables the patch to be hung from a button or lapel pin, and the best part is that there is no sewing or ironing required. This is a popular option for some uniform badges, and can easily be moved from one garment to another.

The key to choosing the right patch attachment method is to find a knowledgeable provider. At, we’re specialists in custom patches. Our experienced staff will assist you in ensuring you get the perfect patches and alternative attachment styles for your needs.

Email us at, fill out our no-obligation Free Quote form or call us toll-free at 866-847-2824 to find out more. We're available to answer all of your questions about alternative attachment styles, and custom patches in general.