Embroidered Patches The Most Common Imprinting Method

Embroidered patches - Looking for High-Quality, Affordable Embroidered Patches?

Want to add embroidered patches to uniforms? Jackets? Hats? Bags?

Ordering Custom Patches from us is fast and easy. Our process is designed to maximize both QUALITY and AFFORDABILITY.

Want to learn more about the countless ways we can customize your order and how we ensure quality while saving you money? Read on!


 Embroidered Patches

Our Popular Custom Patches

Houston Embroidery Service is your source for custom embroidered patches designed to look great and last. Whether you want Patches for Jackets, Military Patches, Army Patches, Police Patches, Scout Patches, or Name Patches for your team or staff, we can help to create a customized design you will love. We also make blank embroidery patches that you can use to make your own patches by yourself.



How are Our Embroidered Patches Made?

To make our embroidered patches, we use the most popular computerized embroidery machines on the market—Barudan. Barudan is a well-respected Japanese brand, but many of our competitors use Chinese embroidery machines that create low-quality embroidery.

The fabrics we use to make our embroidered patches include canvas, fake leather, felt, nylon, real leather, polyester twill fabric, and other kinds of woven fabrics as requested. The majority of our cloth patches use polyester twill fabric.



What Goes into Embroidered Patches from Houston Embroidery Service

For the embroidery thread itself, most of our blank embroidery patches are made with Chinese thread to keep your costs down. However, our Firefighter Patches are made with a higher-quality and more expensive Madeira embroidery thread. We will upgrade other types of patches to Madeira thread upon request.

To get your logo or design onto the patches, we use embroidery digitizing software for embroidery machines. Essentially, the program creates a digital embroidery file and sends it to the machine, which then uses the file to embroider the logo on the cloth patches.


Embroidered Patches

How to Order Our Custom Embroidered Patches

Ordering from Houston Embroidery Service is an easy 6-step process.

1.   You send us the details of your order, including the following:

a.   Your logo artwork

b.   The quantity you require

c.   The size or sizes you need

d.   The backing option you want to use (Velcro patches or iron on patches)

e.   Any other necessary details

2.   We digitize the logo and send back a virtual proof along with a price quote and the delivery time.

3.   You look over the proof, price quote, and delivery time and send back your approval, along with full payment for the cloth patches.

4.   We create a pre-production sample patch and send a form along with a photo of this patch for your final approval.

5.   If you approve of the sample patch, you sign the approval form and send it back to us.

6.   Upon receiving your approval form, we produce your embroidered patches and ship the order within the previously given timeframe. We use DHL, which typically takes 3–4 days to deliver to US customers.



The Sooner You Reach Out to Us, the Sooner We Can Get Your Custom Embroidered Patches to You

Over the years, we’ve helped countless customers create the embroidered cloth patches they were dreaming of—without breaking their budgets.


We want to do the same for you as well, but it starts with you getting in contact. The sooner you send over the details of your order, the faster you’ll have the embroidered patches you want.


Embroidered Patches 







Embroidered Patches also known as cloth patch is a piece of embroidery created by using a thread to and a fabric backing to make designs. They are excellent ways for identification and also a way to merchandize your artwork or brand, uniquely decorate your apparels or belongings and make yourself stand out from other. With embroidered patches, teams can create their own identity by having their own custom embroidered patches sewn on their uniforms. If you want to make custom embroidered patches for your team, your business, clubs, events camping, scouts or even martial arts competitions, whatever the purpose is, we’re one stop to providing you with solution to your needs. With our experienced team and history of collective successful orders, we guarantee your utmost satisfaction.


Here at Houston Embroidery Service, we are poised to give you the best. Our services includes custom embroidered patches, embroidered Velcro patches, clothing labels, PVC patches, custom leather patches, custom key-chains, and other promotional products. Our custom embroidered patches are of high quality and can stand the test of time thriving in any weather any day. These embroidered patches can be perfectly done for duffle bags, jackets, uniforms, caps, flags, images, ads, messages, etc. They are offered with any backing type of your choice.


How embroidered patches came to limelight

The roots of embroidered patches can be traced back to thousands of years ago in ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, India, China, Mideast and South America where decorating fabrics originated. The robes for the royalty and artifacts were decorated with elaborate hand stitched patterns. Some crude unofficial embroidered patches were first seen during the war of 1812, Mexican war and Civil war among the United States Military units. Years after, in 1918, the first official U.S Military patch done for the Big Red One of the 1st infantry Division was issued. Today, embroidered patches are used everywhere by individuals, companies, uniform organizations and government institutions including the military.


How we make our Custom embroidered patches

To make you beautiful and attractive embroidered patches, we make use of 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 and sends it to the embroidery machine which does the job by making out the design on the fabric There are various types and brands of computerized machines for this job but we make use of the most popular computerized embroidery machines on the market, Barudan. It is a very popular Japanese brand known for its high quality and performance. The Barudan machine is known and respected throughout the industry for its quick work, ability to handle high volumes, and remarkable detail with consistency. The Barudan have been in existence since 1959 and has been producing the best built and most reliable embroidery machines in the world. Despite the availability of cheaper brands, we use it to make sure we give you the best designs that are clean and durable.

When it comes to thread, we make use of high quality Chinese threads to make the embroidery patches more affordable for you. However, we still have the Madeira embroidery thread available on request. The Madeira thread is the best in the market and we use it by default for Firefighter patches and any other type of patch that will be exposed to extreme temperature conditions like fire. We do this in other to make the patches retardant.


For the fabric types, we make use of fake leather, felt, nylon, canvas, real leather, polyester twill fabric, and any other kind of woven fabrics you may request. However, majority of our patches are made with polyester twill fabric.


To make sure you get the exact thread or fabric colors you need in the custom embroidery patches, we’ll help you do color matching free of charge. In matching the exact PMS color for the background fabric, we use dye sublimation method and we always try to match these colors as close as possible keeping in mind that Pantone has over 3,000 colors. With Madeira, the biggest embroidery thread brand producing just around 500 thread colors, we use one thread color for six Pantone colors. Visit this page for more info on Madeira.


Backing Options

We apply different techniques in making our custom embroidered patches depending on the demand or type of patches involved. We employ the iron on or heat seal backing method, the Sew it on method, Velcro, glue, etc. If you want it made with a specific method, we also got you covered! Visit this page to learn more about these backing options.


Cost and Pricing

At Houston embroidery service, we also produce custom embroidery patches for organizations like the police, firefighters, military, service employees, restaurants, etc. Our rates for these custom embroidered patches are affordable coupled with unbeatable customer services because we know that everyone wants to look unique in their own way. However getting just a single or few personalized patches is not easily affordable for everyone. This is why we want to make it happen for you by offering what you need without having to pay a bulk price when you need it. Whether you need just a few embroidery patches or even one, we offer you custom patches no minimum. This means you that you can make custom embroidery patches with us at great prices irrespective of the number of patches needed. You don’t have to order for a particular range of patches rather you’re free to even order for just one patch! This gives individuals and teams the flexibility in getting exactly what they want without overpaying or ordering.


To promote fairness in business, be fair to you and all our customers and also make our patches affordable, we use the “pay as you go” pricing calculator which involves calculations using the stitch-count based pricing method unlike our competitors who base their prices on higher stitch count thereby being unfair for you. Please note that the number of stitches can vary from logo to logo; for example, a 3” round logo with 100% covered with stitches may have 15,000 to 25,000 stitches.

Have us do your patches to avoid the risk of being charged unfairly.



Unlike our competitors, we use DHL or FedEx to deliver custom embroidered patches to our customers in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany, France, and other countries. We do this to ensure safe and fast delivery without charges for the express shipping. DHL/FedEx delivers in 3-4 days in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the countries located in Western Europe. However, it takes about a week to deliver to Eastern Europe, South Korea, and other countries. We also offer options for a 3-day or 5-day RUSH service if you need one. With this service, everything is done and the delivery gets to you within 3 days or 5 days respectively.


Please note that we are not responsible for import duties or taxes that might be imposed by your customs department or official clearing agencies.


Satisfaction Guarantee

In order to make sure you are completely satisfied with our work; we will redo the whole/partial embroidery patches you ordered if what we deliver to you are not of the same quality with the pre-production sample approved by you. We also offer our store credit or a full/partial refund. Note that it is our priority to satisfy all our customers and fortunately, we’ve not had any unhappy customer yet in one decade of doing this business! In the effort to make sure that we deliver exactly what you ordered for and have you satisfied, we subject all our patches through a thorough quality control process supervised by our experienced personnel. These Quality control officers are embroiderers with extensive experience in the custom embroidery industry. They check the design details, outlines, fill areas, and the back side of the biker vest patches as well as other patches to ensure bobbin thread settings.


To ensure high quality assurance, our QCs take the following steps:

Accurate size confirmation for the finished patches by taking measurements with a ruler.

Revision and confirmation of all THE text/letters in a logo, matching them with the original logo artwork.

Conducting check for puckering issues using thread trimming and fabric stabilizer.

Confirmation of the backing (Velcro/Iron on) option used with reference to buyer instructions.

Check for correct application of border type (Hot-Cut/Merrow) as stated on the instructions.

Careful counts are taken to confirm accurate number of finished patches as requested, with the additional 3-5%.

Checks for 100% quality are performed on the patches to ensure that none of them has any defect.

Packaging for the patches is examined to confirm neat packaging with small packets using the bobbin thread. Note that we do not use rubber bands for packaging since they can easily melt thereby destroying some of the packaged patches.

All the processes above are repeated twice marking each step repeated with a printed checklist.


Why Patronize Us?

Due to its high quality, our custom embroidered patches can be used anywhere. If you are looking for patches to decorate uniforms, military units, scout or motorcycle clubs, sports teams, or jackets, whatever the purpose is, our custom embroidered patches are the best! Here’s why; our patches are made from unique designs or blends that will definitely make your organization stand out. We offer you lots of options to choose from, we do this by making available to you different fabric choices, colors and designs letting you make the ultimate choice. Our customizations are according to what you need whether business promotion or branding, think of anything, we’re there to make it reality. Even if you want hot-cut edges, we will also get you that. With this type of edge, the emblems will have sharp, detailed edges with fine levels of detail and intricate designs.


One of the advantages of our embroidered patches is the ability to have them in different shapes and sizes including the usual shapes like the kiss-cut or custom-cut shapes. We make these choices available to you so they can be applied to anywhere it’s needed including sweatshirts, caps, jackets shirts or any other type of clothing. In order to maintain high quality, originality and international standards, our custom embroidered patches are made from the best designs to boost your professional image and brand.


Majority of our customers are returning buyers because overtime, they have come to discover that our prices are unbeatable. We offer high quality services with multiple options at highly affordable rates you can never get elsewhere! We are able to give you good rates using the stitch-count based pricing method unlike many other companies who use the higher stitch-count method.


So if you need to get the word out there about your company or make custom embroidered patches for yourself, we are here to take you by the hand through our patches offering you the best you can never get elsewhere.