Custom Embroidered Patches

EPC has been producing high quality, professionally designed custom patches and crests for over 19 years with customers located all around the world! We've created patches for Girl Guides, Scouts, 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 badge.

Minimum Quantity
25 Pieces

Questions? Call

Make Your Patch in Three Simple Steps

1. Think of A Patch Idea

Sketch of your patch

Sketch or describe your basic design. Have an idea but no sketch? Our graphic designers can help! Fill out our quote form to get started.

2. Approve the Proof

Sketch of your patch

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

3. Get Your Custom Patch

Sketch of your patch

Once you approve the design we continue with a sample. Your patches will be delivered 2-3 weeks after you approve your sample.

Patch Basics and Sizing

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 laser cut - stitched 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. EPC Tip: Minimum text size will be 18 pts when stitched.

Backing Options

The backing is what's on the other side 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. 

Please Read Our Iron-On Instructions

Find more information in our article on choosing the right backing.

You can even choose no backing at all! No backing is where the threads show through and are not covered by any type of material.

  • The heat seal backing of a patch.

    Heat Seal

  • A patch with no backing.

    No Backing

  • A patch with plastic backing.


  • A patch with adhesive backing.

    Peel and Stick

Hook and Loop Backing

For Hook and Loop backing, we offer a choice of hook or loop for a Hook and Loop backing. You may choose both, but an additional charge will apply.

Hook Side is the "loop, grabby, stiff" side, and loop is "softer and fuzzy".

Embroidery Coverage

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.

  • Won-Tolla custom embroidered patch
    40% embroidery coverage
  • Operation Groundswell custom embroidered patch
    50% embroidery coverage
  • Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Ltd custom embroidered patches
    60% embroidery coverage
  • Hike Baccalieu custom embroidered patch
    75% embroidery coverage
  • WeMartians Season 5 2021 custom embroidered patch
    85% embroidery coverage
  • St Johns Hockey 2019 custom embroidered patch
    100% embroidery coverage


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. We also offer Laser Cut - Stitched borders. Cut to shape, this border option is perfect for custom shapes.

Merrow Border


Laser Cut Border

Laser Cut - Stitched

Thread Colours & Types

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

Normal Thread


Metallic Thread


Glow In The Dark Thread

Glow in the Dark

Custom Crest Templates

We've made designing your own custom patch easier by providing free downloadable templates. Pick the shape and size of your patch, and add a drawing of your design. There is also space to indicate your preferred colour choices and crest details. Include the file as part of your request using the form. It's that easy to get your custom patch started.

Request A Quote

Please note: custom orders are currently taking 7-9 weeks to complete. Thank you for your patience while we work through the large volume of orders in our queue.

Member Login

Not a member? Enter your contact info.

Are you a member? If yes, Log in here or continue as a guest below.

Please provide your full name.
Optional, please provide your company or organization name.
Should we have questions, we may contact you via phone.
Leave blank if unknown
Leave blank if unknown
Not sure which backing to pick? Let us know your intended use, so we can suggest a backing.
if other, please describe
if other, please describe
This optional field can be used to provide your business website, or a link with more information about your request. Please note: a website address must be a full URL.
For example:
Note: file(s) can be no larger than 16Mb . We accept the following types of files:
Disclosure: E-Patches & Crests assumes that its customers have the rights for usage on all trademarked and/or copyrighted logos and designs sent to us for reproduction. We will assume no liability in any trademark or copyright infringement disputes.
E-Patches & Crests is a private enterprise not affiliated with Girl Guides of Canada.
This site is not sponsored, endorsed or approved by Girl Guides of Canada or any Provincial Council.

Total 0