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Custom Embroidered Patches

E-Patches & Crests has been producing custom patches and crests for over 10 years now and we are proud to say that our customers are located all around the world! We've created patches for Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Martial Arts, Fire Departments, Police Departments, businesses, and all kinds of events. Whether you need a specific design for your camp, club, or for any other reason you can count on us to create a patch for it. Just follow the simple three step process below to learn how to make your own custom embroidered patch.

Make Your Patch in Three Simple Steps

Step 1:

Sketch of your patch

Think of An Idea

Sketch or describe your basic design.
Have an idea but no sketch?
Our graphic designer can help!

Step 2:

Proof of your patch

Approve the Proof

We will email you a proof of your custom patch to ensure your satisfaction. Please review all information, particularly the size, spelling, and colours.

Step 3:

Your patch

Get Your Patch

Once you approve the design we continue with a stitched sample. Your patches will be delivered 2 weeks after the sample is approved.

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Custom Embroidered Patch Options

A patch is made up of twill, stitching and a border. We've provided an image below to help illustrate the difference between the three. The example patch shown has a merrow border as opposed to a laser cut border.

When placing your order please indicate the width of the patch you are looking to create. To determine the overall size of the patch, add the width and height together and divide the total by 2. For example: 4.5" wide x 1.5" high equals 6" and divided by two equals 3" for the overall size.

Merrow Border
Determine length and width

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The amount of embroidery is also a consideration when creating a custom patch. Whether the crest is covered in only 50% thread, 75% or completely covered in 100% thread changes how much the patch will cost to produce. The amount of threads can be generally calculated on how much of the twill fabric background shows through when you look at the crest or the amount of fabric that is not covered by threads.

50% Embroidery

50% coverage with red twill background.

75% Embroidery

75% coverage with blue twill background.

100% Embroidery

100% covered in thread. No twill background.

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The colour combinations you can make for your custom patch are nearly endless! The thread colour chart provided below shows the full spectrum of colours that we offer. Please note that each computer monitor displays colour a little differently. The colours you see on your screen may not be the exact colour that will be on your patch.

All custom order prices include up to 9 regular thread colours. Metallic, Glow In The Dark, and Neon thread colours are offered at an additional cost.

Metallic

Glow In The Dark

 T901

T901

 T902

T902

 

 GITD

GITD

Neon

 T2

T2

 T4

T4

 T9

T9

 T11

T11

 T17

T17

 T21

T21

 T23

T23

 T26

T26

 T27

T27

 T28

T28

Normal - 100% Rayon

 T100

T100

 T101

T101

 T102

T102

 T103

T103

 T104

T104

 T105

T105

 T106

T106

 T111

T111

 T117

T117

 T119

T119

 T121

T121

 T123

T123

 T124

T124

 T125

T125

 T126

T126

 T127

T127

 T128

T128

 T129

T129

 T131

T131

 T132

T132

 T133

T133

 T134

T134

 T135

T135

 T137

T137

 T140

T140

 T141

T141

 T142

T142

 T143

T143

 T144

T144

 T145

T145

 T155

T155

 T163

T163

 T165

T165

 T167

T167

 T169

T169

 T170

T170

 T171

T171

 T172

T172

 T173

T173

 T174

T174

 T175

T175

 T176

T176

 T180

T180

 T182

T182

 T184

T184

 T186

T186

 T190

T190

 T192

T192

 T194

T194

 T196

T196

 T198

T198

 T200

T200

 T201

T201

 T202

T202

 T203

T203

 T204

T204

 T205

T205

 T206

T206

 T210

T210

 T212

T212

 T214

T214

 T216

T216

 T218

T218

 T219

T219

 T220

T220

 T221

T221

 T222

T222

 T223

T223

 T228

T228

 T229

T229

 T231

T231

 T232

T232

 T233

T233

 T236

T236

 T237

T237

 T238

T238

 T243

T243

 T244

T244

 T245

T245

 T246

T246

 T247

T247

 T251

T251

 T253

T253

 T255

T255

 T257

T257

 T260

T260

 T261

T261

 T262

T262

 T263

T263

 T264

T264

 T265

T265

 T273

T273

 T274

T274

 T275

T275

 T283

T283

 T285

T285

 T278

T287

 T288

T288

 T289

T289

 T310

T310

 T312

T312

 T314

T314

 T316

T316

 T318

T318

 T324

T324

 T331

T331

 T332

T332

 T333

T333

 T334

T334

 T335

T335

 T342

T342

 T343

T343

 T344

T344

 T358

T358

 T361

T361

 T362

T362

 T363

T363

 T364

T364

 T365

T365

 T366

T366

 T367

T367

 T370

T370

 T371

T371

 T372

T372

 T373

T373

 T383

T383

 T384

T384

 T385

T385

 T390

T390

 T391

T391

 T392

T392

 T393

T393

 T411

T411

 T412

T412

 T413

T413

 T414

T414

 T415

T415

 T421

T421

 T422

T422

 T451

T451

 T452

T452

 T453

T453

 T483

T483

 T484

T484

 T484

T485

 T486

T486

 T487

T487

 T488

T488

 T501

T501

 T502

T502

 T503

T503

 T512

T512

 T514

T514

 T516

T516

 T520

T520

 T521

T521

 T522

T522

 T523

T523

 T524

T524

 T525

T525

 T531

T531

 T533

T533

 T535

T535

 T540

T540

 T541

T541

 T542

T542

 T543

T543

 T544

T544

 T546

T546

 T561

T561

 T562

T562

 T563

T563

 T564

T564

 T565

T565

 T621

T621

 T622

T622

 T623

T623

 T625

T625

 T626

T626

 T672

T672

 T673

T673

 T674

T674

 T675

T675

 T676

T676

 T700

T700

 T701

T701

 T711

T711

 T712

712

 T713

T713

 T714

T714

 T721

T721

 T722

T722

 T723

T723

 T731

T731

 T733

T733

 T734

T734

 T735

T735

 T736

T736

 T373

T737

 T738

T738

 T739

T739

 T741

T741

 T743

T743

 T744

T744

 T745

T745

 T746

T746

 T747

T747

 T751

T751

 T752

T752

 T753

T753

 T754

T754

 T755

T755

 T765

T765

 T766

T766

 T767

T767

 T768

T768

 T769

T769

 T783

T783

 T784

T784

 T785

T785

 T786

T786

 T800

T800

 T801

T801

 T802

T802

 T803

T803

 T805

T805

 T810

T810

 T811

T811

 T813

T813

 T814

T814

 T815

T815

 T841

T841

 T843

T843

 T844

T844

 T845

T845

 T850

T850

 T900

T900

 T1051

T1051

 T5012

T1052

 T1053

T1053

 T5205

T5205

Our most requested thread type is the standard normal thread, but we also offer special threads such as metallic, glow-in-the dark, and neon at extra cost.


 
Normal Thread

Normal

 
Metallic Thread

Metallic

 
Glow In The Dark Thread

Glow-In-The-Dark Viewed In Light

 
Glow In The Dark Thread

Glow-In-The-Dark Viewed In Dark

Twill makes a perfect background for stitching, but just incase twill isn't for you we also provide a couple of other fabric background choices such as velvet or a soft cloth (JP-178 to JP-184). Please note that each computer monitor displays colour a little differently. The colours you see on your screen may not be the exact colour that will be on your patch.


 JP-101

JP-101

 JP-102

JP-102

 JP-103

JP-103

 JP-104

JP-104

 JP-105

JP-105

 JP-106

JP-106

 JP-107

JP-107

 JP-108

JP-108

 JP-109

JP-109

 JP-110

JP-110

 JP-111

JP-111

 JP-112

JP-112

 JP-113

JP-113

 JP-114

JP-114

 JP-115

JP-115

 JP-116

JP-116

 JP-117

JP-117

 JP-118

JP-118

 JP-119

JP-119

 JP-120

JP-120

 JP-121

JP-121

 JP-122

JP-122

 JP-123

JP-123

 JP-124

JP-124

 JP-125

JP-125

 JP-126

JP-126

 JP-127

JP-127

 JP-128

JP-128

 JP-129

JP-129

 JP-130

JP-130

 JP-131

JP-131

 JP-132

JP-132

 JP-133

JP-133

 JP-134

JP-134

 JP-135

JP-135

 JP-136

JP-136

 JP-137

JP-137

 JP-138

JP-138

 JP-139

JP-139

 JP-140

JP-140

 JP-141

JP-141

 JP-142

JP-142

 JP-143

JP-143

 JP-144

JP-144

 JP-145

JP-145

 JP-146

JP-146

 JP-147

JP-147

 JP-148

JP-148

 JP-149

JP-149

 JP-150

JP-150

 JP-151

JP-151

 JP-152

JP-152

 JP-153

JP-153

 JP-154

JP-154

 JP-155

JP-155

 JP-156

JP-156

 JP-157

JP-157

 JP-158

JP-158

 JP-159

JP-159

 JP-160

JP-160

 JP-161

JP-161

 JP-162

JP-162

 JP-163

JP-163

 JP-164

JP-164

 JP-165

JP-165

 JP-166

JP-166

 JP-167

JP-167

 JP-168

JP-168

 JP-169

JP-169

 JP-170

JP-170

 JP-171

JP-171

 JP-172

JP-172

 JP-173

JP-173

 JP-174

JP-174

 JP-175

JP-175

 JP-176

JP-176

 JP-177

JP-177

 JP-178

JP-178

 JP-179

JP-179

 JP-180

JP-180

 JP-181

JP-181

 JP-182

JP-182

 JP-183

JP-183

 JP-184

JP-184

The backing is what's on the other size of the crest when you turn it over. We offer five different types you can choose from to make your custom patch perfect. The standard backing is plastic as it gives the crest stability, however alternative backings are available at an extra cost. Other backings we offer include iron on (heat seal), super heat seal (withstands a higher heat than standard iron on), velcro, adhesive, or you can choose no backing at all! No backing is where the threads show through and are not covered by any type of material.


No Backing

No Backing

Plastic Backing

Plastic

Adhesive Backing

Adhesive

Iron On Backing

Iron On/Super Heat Seal

Velcro Backing

Velcro

Merrow Border

Merrow
Merrow borders are a thick stitch that is applied to the edge after embroidery and cutting which provides a finished trim and bulkier edge. It also makes it easier for hand sewing.

Laser Cut Border

Laser Cut
Laser Cut borders are produced without merrowed over-lock borders and therefore are less bulkier. They are typically cut to shape by hand or by using a hot-knife or laser cutter. They lend themselves to an iron on backing because of their 'flat' profile and easier to press with an iron.

Custom Woven Labels

Quite similar to embroidered patches, woven labels are softer and 'floppier' than regular patches. The main difference is the type of folds available. If you're looking to make a woven label please fill out our I'd Love A Quote form and in the Comments box notify us that you want a woven label.