Patches Info

PATCH SIZING / DIMENSIONS

Use this size chart to determine your patch size.

Overall patch size is: width (W) + height (H) divided by 2. Fractions are rounded up to the nearest 1/2 inch.

Circles

Diamonds

Rockers

Shields

STITCH TYPES

SATIN STITCH

Flat stitches sewn closely together to cover sections of fabric. Used for letters, borders, and areas of design. Forms a pattern resembling satin.

FILL STITCH

A series of parallel running stitches used to cover large areas. Can alter the angle, length, and repeat sequence of the stitches to create different fill patterns.

RUN STITCH

A single line of stitches used mostly for thin outlines or borders and fine detailing.

PUFF

Satin stitches are sewn over a foam / plastic / rubber foundation to create a 3-D puffy effect. Works best with large rounded letters and art.

EDGING TYPES

  • MERROW

    Standard patch border. A 1/8" border that overlocks the emblem edge, preventing fraying. For large, simple shapes like circles and shields.

  • SATIN STITCH

    A hot knife cut border with a 1/16"-1/8" satin stitch edge that simulates a merrow border without over-locking the emblem's edge.

  • HOT KNIFE

    Smooth, hot knife cut stitched border. For patches with complex shapes or detailed borders.

  • LASER CUT

    Smooth cut fabric border. Enables design to extend to the edge with no stitching on the emblem edge. Available on woven patches and labels. 

BACKINGS

  • HEAT SEAL

    For permanent heat-press or iron-on application of patches to most garments.

  • HOOK & LOOP

    Includes both male and female sides. Available in black, white, and tan.

  • STICKER

    Pressure sensitive. For temporary application. Good for up to 4 or 5 uses. Can be sewn on for permanent hold.

  • PLASTIC

    For sew-on purposes. Makes for a sturdier patch and a smoother backing.

  • NONWOVEN FABRIC

    Thin, paperlike fabric to hide backside stitching. For sew-on application.

  • NONE

    For sew-on application.

PATCH COVERAGE ESTIMATOR