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What are patches?

A patch is an apparel embellishment accessory that is worn to express your participation, alliance or connection with a particular team, institution, group, cause or event. Patches can also be worn as a fashion accessory for embellishing apparel and other accessories. Patches can be made with various material that includes fabric, thread, PVC and leather. Wearing patches or making people wear patches is a very unique and positive way of telling a story about yourself, your organization, club, brand, event, or cause.

Who can wear patches?

Wearing patches is an obligatory practice and a tradition around the world by law enforcement departments, fire departments, military units, sports teams, school teams, college teams and scouts. Patches can be used by people and groups from all walks of life to associate themselves with a certain school of thought, institution, group, team, club, company etc. Patches are a popular and trendy fashion ornament that can be worn by both males and females.

What are custom patches?

Patches that are designed and made to your personal preference are custom patches. Since a patch design is something that is unique for each team, group or event; therefore ordering custom made patches is the most desirable way of creating patches for yourself. You can now order custom patches online with us and choose your preferred patch type and use your preferred slogans, motto, logos and customize it with any kind of custom artwork that you desire.

Can I make my own patch?

Yes, that’s why we call them custom made patches, because we at UltraPatches have the capability to fully customize your patch online according to your desire and preference. You can send us your artwork and you can choose from your preferred patch type, size, shape, material, colors, borders, attachment methods and other additional options when you place an order with us.

Types of Patches

Patches can be customized in various types, some of the most popular are:

Embroidered

Embroidered patches are the most popular and classical type of patch. We make custom embroidered patches by stitching threads on a fabric to create your artwork or text on to a fabric with the use of an embroidery machine and digitizing software.

PVC

PVC patches feel like rubber; these are made by using a metal mold. First a metal mold is engraved according to your design and then hot PVC liquid of different colors (as required), is poured in to the metal mold and cooled off. Once the PVC has cooled and is hard enough it is removed from the mold to create your custom PVC patches.

Chenille

Chenille patches are made of fluffy and fuzzy yarn that is stitched on to a felt fabric to create your custom design. Chenille yarn is thicker than the standard embroidery thread and the optimal way to utilize it is to use it as filler in areas that are at least of ½ (half) square inch or more. Chenille is most popularly used in making custom letterman and varsity patches.

Woven

Woven patches are made by weaving different color threads according to your design. Since the threads are weaved and not stitched it is possible to make more complex designs with smaller details which is much more crisp and clear than embroidered patches. If your design is highly detailed and has many small features then customizing woven patches is the most desirable option.

Leather

Leather patches can be made from real hide leather or from the synthetic faux leather. A metal mold is carved out according to your custom design and the mold is pressed on to the leather to create your custom leather patches.

Printed

Custom printed patches are made by printing on the fabric using dye sublimation technique; it is similar to T-Shirt printing and used mostly for photo realistic artwork like landscapes and self-portraits.

Ways to Utilize Your Custom Patches

There are various ways and ideas one can make use of the above types of custom patches:

Businesses

Whether you are an established company, a startup, a restaurant or a service provider patches can be used in all kinds of ways possible. As a restaurant you can create patches and attach them to your waiters and chefs uniforms. If you are a construction contractor or a landscaping service provider you can make custom patches for hats and give them to your workers. You can make patches for any kind of event or a motivational team building activity in your organization. If you are a security service provider you can create custom patches to and attach them to the uniforms.

Sports Teams

Whether you are a school, college or a local level sports team, doesn’t matter if you are amateur or professional; patches are a great way to create an identity and personality for your team. You can create an emblem for your football, soccer, hockey or basketball team and create patches out of it with the patch type of your choice and attach it to your kits, it can be the one of the first steps in branding your team.

Law Enforcement Departments

Police departments, fire departments and emergency medical services wear patches regularly and it is a compulsory part of their uniform. Every city and county police department and fire department have their own unique emblem that is created into patches and is usually worn on the uniform sleeve. Sometimes, these departments can also make patches apart from their official emblems. These patches can be used for one off events, to celebrate a special day, to create awareness and for various motivational and morale building activities within the department.

Military

Patches are a long standing tradition in the military and it’s a compulsory part of their uniform. Official military patches are attached on uniforms to differentiate regiments, squadrons, battalions, platoons, corps and commands. Custom name patches are also used attached on uniforms with the soldiers’ names. Apart from the official military patches, military officers and soldiers often customize morale patches to share patriotism, inside jokes or mark a memorable event that happened during their service for the country. Customized military patches are also made for special training and military simulation exercises.

Airsoft Teams

Airsoft is a popular military simulation (MilSim) activity among military and MilSim enthusiasts, where armed conflict scenarios are simulated for teams to battle it out and have some fun and entertainment. Airsoft teams regularly create patches for their teams, tactical units and for special events just like the military.

Motorcycle Clubs

Motorcycle patches or biker patches are popular among motorcycle club members they are usually attached to the backs of jackets and are usually larger in size than most regular logo or name patches that are attached on shirts. Usually the motorcycle club name and the logo are made in to patches and are attached to the backs of jackets of all the members to mark their affiliation with the particular club.

Scouts

Scout patches are used to honor scouts and as recognition for scouting programs. Official scouting emblems and insignia are handed out to boy and girls scouts as recognition of their achievements. Scouting programs also give out merit badges as recognition for achievements in various skills like horse riding, aviation, scuba diving, gardening, inventions and many more.

School and College Awards

Patches can be given out as awards in various school and college sports and events. Chenille patches are the most popular type of patch that is handed out as an award in schools and colleges. These patches are called Letterman and varsity patches.

Clubs

Different clubs can also make their own patches and hand them out to members to acknowledge the affiliation of its members with the club. Whether you are a member of a sports club, service club, social services club, hobby club, personal club, a professional society or a member of a fraternity or sorority; patches can be a great way to brand your club and distribute it among members. Patches can be made with the logo of your club and also can be awarded to members either as recognition for their contribution or achievement.

Events

Patches can be used to brand various social and charitable events. Patches can be a great way to create awareness about the event and to create a sense of uniformity and unison amongst the participating members. Patches can be used for all kinds of situations, whether it’s a fundraising event, a social awareness event, a musical event and any entertainment or sporting event.

Promotion

Patches can be used as a promotional product for businesses looking to maintain their business relationships, it can be distributed among various customers and stakeholders as a promotional product. It can be used on shirts and hats and these items can be distributed as a promotional giveaway or they can also be distributed as a standalone item for the person to use it to their preference.

Place Your Order With UltraPatches

As explained above, there are various ways one can use custom patches for any purpose and patches can be a great way of telling a story about your group, brand or cause. UltraPatches is an expert in designing and creating custom made patches. If you are looking for a reliable custom patch maker just fill out the price quote form on the website or call us on 541-248-8831 or send us an email at sales@ultrapatches.com and our customer service representative will get back to you with a price quote and assist you in creating your custom made patches.