CUSTOM MADE PATCHES help Increase Sales 50% to 75%
Are you an embroiderer, apparel decorator, or an advertising specialist who looking for custom made patches manufacturers?
If your answer is “Yes”, you are in the right place!
Over the last 5 years, Embroidered patches have been the trendiest option to customize and decorate apparel among all type of custom patches like printed patches, leather patches and PVC patches.
Searches ratio on Google for custom patches:
Embroidered patches 50.49% - Leather Patches 40.73%
PVC Patches 6.51% - Printed Patches 2.27%
Would you love to brand your clothing with custom made patches?
Do you have a clothing line, business or an organization you would like to customize patches for? Do you belong to a club, a soccer team, scout or even a martial arts competition? Would you have us make your own patch? If you are affirmative to any of these questions, then relax and strap up your seat belts for a soft and cool ride. Whatever the purpose is, we are here to provide you with the perfect solution by helping you make your own patch to suit your needs. We are ; a leading custom made patches manufacturer and supplier in Texas. We offer custom patches for clothes at great and affordable prices with backing options like Iron on, Velcro, Sew On, and so on. Our Custom Patches for clothes come in different methods like , printing, , leather, and PVC. Below are our services at a glance:
How do you make these custom made patches?
If you want to make your own patch I’m sure you have this question on your mind. Custom patches for clothes are made using different methods like printing, embroidery, woven, PVC and Leather. The most common among them which is embroidery is done using a computerized embroidery machine, an embroidery thread, and a piece of cloth. When you request to make your own patch, our designer creates the design with the software called Wilcom. The embroidery file, the design, is sent to an embroidery machine which does the job by making out the design on a piece of fabric.
What machines and technology are used in making these custom made patches?
There are various types and brands of machines for this job, but we use , the most popular Japanese brand known for its high quality and performance. Despite the availability of cheaper brands, we use Barudan to make sure we give you the premium quality embroidered patches.
What thread and fabric are used in making custom patches for clothes?
For serving you better as well as keeping our custom patches for clothes affordable, we use the Chinese threads while the Madeira embroidery thread is used on demand, for example; when producing custom made patches for fire retardant clothing.
How do you attach/apply custom made patches on the clothing?
There are various options for this, the most common four ways and their advantages are:
Velcro Backing – This involves the use of two strips of thin plastic sheets covered with tiny loops and the other with tiny flexible hooks that adhere when pressed together and separated when pulled apart.
Iron on Backing - Also known as heat seal backing is another method mostly suitable for embroidered, dye sublimated printed, woven and leather patches. It involves a thin layer of special glue that sticks on the fabric when heated using a dry iron; the glue sticks firmly when it cools off. (Please to read more on iron on backing) To get this done;
· Set your dry iron between 175 C to 185 C depending on the strength of the fabric
· Place the patch on the desired position
· Place a thick 100% Cotton twill over the fabric
· Press on the iron for 20 – 25 seconds
· Press the inside-out turned part of the garment for another 15 seconds and allow the fabric to cool off.
Sew on Backing – this is done using a sewing machine. The advantage is that it’s the strongest and permanent way to apply embroidered patches.
Peel and Stick Backing – Also known as an adhesive backing or sticky backing works like a sticker. It is a temporary backing method that can easily be removed and reused for 4 – 6 times.
What is the cost of purchasing the custom made patches?
To help you make your own patch at affordable rates, we place our prices based on the number of stitches; making it affordable for you. So, we can assure you that having us make your own patch is not expensive.
How quickly can I get my custom made patches for hat?
We deliver a fast-paced service, so your order shouldn’t take long to get to you. It depends on how fast you respond to since we’ll do several correspondences like sending a photo of the sample for you to approve. However, once this is completed, we will commence production immediately and dispatch the order. We use DHL for our deliveries meaning you should have your order delivered within 3 – 4 days from the time of dispatch if you are in the US. There are also options for 3-Days Super Rush, or 5-days RUSH service.
Who buys custom made patches and what type of clothes do they order them for?
Apart from individuals, our custom patches for clothes are ordered by organizations, companies, soccer teams, clubs, military units, motorcycle clubs and many others clothing companies. Some of these clothes are uniforms for police, army or any other uniformed organizations, while others are promotional caps, hats or shirts.
Easy Six Steps to make your own patch with us
Following are six easy steps to make your own patch with us:
Step 1. A buyer sends their logo artwork; mentioned the required quantity, size, backing option (Velcro or Iron on), and other details for a price quote.
Step 2. We digitize the logo and send back a virtual proof, and the price quote. We also mention the delivery time.
Step 3. The buyer approves the given price quote and makes the full payment in advance.
Step 4. We produce a sample for the final approval; we send a form with a photo of the pre-production sample.
Step 5. The buyer signs the approval form and sends back to us.
Step 6. We run the production and dispatch the order in the given time; we use DHL that takes 3-4 days to deliver in the US.
Quality Assurance Department
We have experienced staff that controls the quality of our custom patches for clothes as well as other patches. Our quality controllers are experienced embroiderers with extensive experience in the custom embroidery industry.
To ensure the bobbin thread settings, our QCs check design details, outlines, fill areas, and the back side of the custom patches.
The QCs follow these NINE (9) steps:
- Check size; use a ruler to measure the finished size of the finished patches.
- Read all THE text/letters in a logo and match it with its original logo artwork.
- Check the puckering issues, using the fabric stabilizer, and thread trimming.
- Ensure the backing (Velcro/Iron on) is as per the instructions and applied correctly.
- Ensure the border type (Hot-Cut/Merrow), and the color is as per the instructions.
- Count the finished custom patches carefully; we send 3-5% additional custom patches.
- Ensure the quality of all the custom patches is 100%; we do not send any single custom patch with any little issues.
- Ensure the packing is nice and clean; we make small packets using the bobbin thread. We do not use rubber bands; rubber melts, and it may destroy some/all the custom patches in a package.
- Repeat all steps mentioned above twice for every order. Print the checklist with every order and use a pen to mark each step.
Free Pantone* Color Matching
Why is Pantone matching important? Colors on a screen always different than the ones on the PMS color book; matching PMS book colors with on-screen colors does not work. The only way to match the colors exactly, 100%, is using a physical PMS color book. If you are using a PDF PMS color book, you are accepting the difference in colors, slightly.
We match any thread or fabric colors with the given PMS color codes for free. It helps our customers to order the exact thread or fabric colors they need for a project. For background fabric, we use dye sublimation method to match the required PMS color. We always try to match as close as possible but keep in mind that Pantone has over 3,000 colors. Madeira, the biggest embroidery thread brand, has around 500 thread colors. So, there is one thread color for six Pantone colors.
*Pantone Matching System also called PMS is the only global brand.
Stitch-count Based Prices
Unlike other companies, we use the stitch-count based pricing method. It makes lots of sense when you use “pay as you go” pricing calculator. Size based prices are, sometimes, too much for a simple logo. The number of stitches varies logo to logo; a 3” round logo with 100% covered with stitches may have 15,000 to 25,000 stitches.
So, how do our competitors calculate the cost? Do you think they would base the cost on 15,000 stitches? Absolutely NOT!
They always base their prices on the higher stitch-count.
Isn’t it unfair for you?
If so, make your own patch with us to stop being charged unfairly, TODAY!
An American Company with Overseas Manufacturing
We are a registered LLC company in the state of Texas. We accept our payments in our domestic bank accounts; we receive the traditional bank checks as well as the modern eChecks.
Only the US Company can receive a bank check; if you would like to check a company’s origin, offer them a bank check. We also accept credit cards payments; especially, American Express; this is a local credit card issuer that is not accepted outside the US, usually.
Doing business with a TRUE American company means supporting the local Economy.
Satisfaction is ACTUALLY Guaranteed Here!
We get written approval for each order for custom made patches; we request our customers to sign the approval form by hand. We state all the details, PMS / Madeira colors codes, and attach a photo of the pre-production sample. If we fail to produce the same final product, we redo the whole/partial order. We also offer our store credit or a full/partial refund. This is our priority to satisfy every customer. Fortunately, we do not have any single unhappy customer yet. We are in the business for a decade now!
Custom Patches No Minimum
Yes, this is 100% true!
If you need just one custom embroidered patch for your personal use, you are at the right place. We take orders for Custom Patches No Minimum!
Houston Embroidery Service has its own embroidery machines; that’s why we are able to offer our customer the flexibility to order custom patches for clothes, no minimum. Here at Houston Embroidery Service, you can one, five or ten patches for your own need.
All Threads and Material Are Available Here!
Thread Options: Glow-in-the-Dark, Smooth Metallic, Twisted Metallic, Neon/Polyester with high shine, Fire resistant, and others.
Other Options: Reflective material, Fire resistant fabric, Real Leather, Felt,
Rhinestones and other decorative options.
Please just let us know what exactly you need; we will do our best to create unique custom made patches for you!
Free Design Setup
Converting an art file (a logo image) to an embroidery file called embroidery digitizing. We do not charge to digitize a logo for embroidered patches. The actual value for this service is around $30 for the small logos and $150 for jacket back logos, but we do it for free!
Yes, it is true! We are not kidding.
Please place an order for us to make your own patch and see what we do.
Free Artwork Modification
All logos are not suitable for embroidery; some logos have too many tiny details, outlines, letters, and gradient effects. These types of logos are not “embroidery-friendly” We simply use artworks to make them “embroidery-friendly” Please look at the below image:
FREE Express Shipping by DHL or FedEx
Unlike our competitors, we always use DHL or FedEx to delivery custom patches to our customers in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany, France, and other countries. We do not charge any single penny for the express shipping. DHL/FedEx delivers in 3-4 days in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the countries located in Western Europe. The delivery time is around a week for Eastern Europe, South Korea, and other countries.
Please note that we are not responsible for any import duties or taxes imposed by your customs department or official clearing agencies.
Price Quotes with Real Samples Photos*
We digitize all logos and then make real samples for each patch price quote. We do not charge for making a real embroidered patch sample / printed patch sample.
*We need a proof of your business name and address. You can provide one of the following documents to verify your business name and address:
Business registration certificate,
A utility bill displays your business name and address,
A credit card bill displays your business name and address,
A letter from the IRS displays your business name and address,
Alternatively, any official document that states your business name and address.