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How Can I Attach My Custom Patch to an Article of Clothing?

January 24th, 2012

When it comes to attaching custom patches to articles of clothing, there are a number of different ways to do it.  We offer several different styles of backings to choose from.  From Heat and Seal backings to Velcro backings, your custom patch order can save you time and energy by being easy-to-apply and reuse.  One patch can be attached to a uniform and reapplied when wardrobes get revamped.

Heat and Seal Backing

We offer a Heat Seal backing (Iron On) that can be applied to any item of cloth that will with stand heat of 302 degrees for a total of 6-8 seconds.  This is a quick way of applying the patches to uniforms and hats.

Peel and Stick Backing


Peel and Stick backing allows you to stick your patch, logo or design to any type of surface.  This applies to cloth, metal, glass, plastic and even wood.  A great option for all types of products, Peel and Stick backings save time.

Velcro Backing

Velcro backing is great for the person that wears many patches and launders their clothing daily. The Velcro back can be removed and re-applied any time you need to.  This saves money as well as the frustration of ripping out stitches or reapplying a sticky backing on patches.

Custom patches are ideal for a number of different businesses, academic institutes, military units, organizations, and sports teams.  They are attractive and memorable as well as long lasting.  If you want to transform an ordinary uniform into an extraordinary uniform, you’ll want to order patches from us.  We take your design ideas and turn them into a reality.

Visit today to request a free price quote.  We’ll also send you a full color digital proof.  Email or call 1-800-257-9664 toll-free for more information about the different types of patches and backing styles.


What are the Advantages of Using a Velcro Type of Backing on Patches?

January 23rd, 2012

When creating custom patches for your employee uniforms, a lot of questions come to mind.  One of the most important answers you will want to receive has to do with the benefits of Velcro backings.  We’re here to let you know that there are plenty of reasons why you would to use Velcro to attach your custom patches to your employee’s shirts and jackets.

Here are a few things you’ll want to consider when choosing a backing option for your patches:

  • Velcro backings allow you to remove the patch for laundry.  This is especially important if you have a large number of employee uniforms that get laundered each week.
  • Velcro backings come with both the hook side and soft side. The Velcro is sewed onto your patch (Hook side) with soft side both cut to shape of your design.
  • Velcro can come in a cut to shape design up to 4.5” in size. Anything larger will have to be in strips and will be quoted from our factory.

Velcro backings are a smart choice all the way around.  Not only do they make the patches easy to move from one uniform to the next, they also protect garments from damage.  If you want to stray away from the task of sewing or ironing on patches, you’ll definitely want to order Velcro backings on your custom patches.

Visit our website today to see the different styles of backings that we offer.  Once you see one that you like, you can call 1-800-257-9664 toll-free or email and let us know.

What is the Difference Between a 75% Thread Patch and a 100% Thread Patch?

January 17th, 2012

Do you know the difference between a 75% thread patch and a 100% thread patch?  At first glance, you might not be able to distinguish between the two.  After careful examination, however, you will see there is a distinct difference.

Here is how you can differentiate between the different thread counts:

  • At 75% thread there is going to be some area of the patch that will need to have mesh on it.
  • With 100% thread the patch will have 100% Rayon thread throughout the patch and you run your hand across the patch. (No mesh backing will show).

We have over 71 mesh backings colors to choose from. At 75% thread you will be able to keep your cost down and still get a great looking patch!  No matter what your budget may be, we can come up with an eye-catching custom patch perfect for your business, organization, school, military unit or sports team.  This allows you to identify and reward people for a job well done.

You can visit our gallery and see samples of different style of patches.  Just go to  You’ll see simple and more complex designs pictured there.  That’s what gives custom patches their appeal.  You can design them to look exactly the way you want them to.  In fact, you don’t even have to be artistic to come up with a winning patch design.  Our talented team of artists can help you come up with the type of item you are proud to sew or iron onto your garments.

Call 1-800-257-9664 toll-free or email today to request a free quote.  You can ask questions and get recommendations from our sales representatives in terms of quantity, size, shape, and style.  Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us.



What is the Standard Size for Patches and How Would I Measure Them?

January 12th, 2012

Custom patches add style and appeal to apparel and uniforms.  These personalized items are used by businesses, organizations, sports teams, private schools, and clubs as a way of identifying employees, volunteers, vendors, athletes, students, and members.  In addition to being practical, patches are attractive and memorable.  That’s what makes them such a popular staple in institutions around the world.

When it comes to ordering custom patches, a few questions may come to mind.  One of them is, “What is the standard size for patches?”  There is no standard size of patch.  We custom make each and every one of our products so that they can reflect your interests and needs.  There is a formula that you can follow that will help you determine the measurements necessary to make your patches visually appealing and easy-to-apply.

Here is how it works:

  • Patches are measured using the following formula (Height + Width) /
  • Simply add together the height and width of your desired patch, and divide that number by two. The result is your patch size.

The design that you choose to include on your custom patches will help determine how tall and wide they should be.  This also will help you decide what shape they should be.  Patches can be circular, triangular, rectangular, square or cut-to-shape.  For example, if you have an eagle on your patch, it can be cut according to the outline of the image.  This makes the patch interesting and relevant.

Custom patches are used by groups, organizations, athletic teams, security companies, private schools, and businesses of all types.  They help identify and reward.  They can be sewn on, ironed on or Velcroed onto articles of clothing with ease.  Groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America have used patches to award specific accomplishments.

Visit to learn more about the different styles of patches that we offer.   You can also email or call 1-800-257-9664 toll-free to request a free price quote and full color digital proof featuring your image or design idea.

What Types of Borders Do You Offer for Custom Patches?

January 6th, 2012

When it comes to custom patches, there are a number of different options you can choose from to help them appear the way you want them to look.  One of the most overlooked features that we offer is custom borders.  Not only are they attractive, they add to the durability of the patches that you order.

Here are the different styles of borders that we offer and the types of patches that they represent:

  • Merrow borders are traditional round sewed borders. Designs that are round use this type of border.
  • Hot Cut border are cut-to-shape border following the design. If your patch is any other shape than round or is badge shaped, a hot cut border is required.


Every patch MUST have a Merrow or Hot Cut border because it seals the patch and makes it a finished product.  This helps keep your patches looking exceptional years later and after being washed time and time again.  You can see examples of the different styles of borders offered by visiting Signature Patches at .

We offer a variety of different patches for your everyday needs.  These will differ because not everyone owns a security company or heads a Boy or Girl Scout troop.  You may be in charge of wardrobing employees at a theme park or amusement park and require that your patches be removed from garments before laundering.  If that is the case, a Velcro backing or a Tuxedo clip or Safety Pin clip will be ideal.  This allows the patch to be removed before a shirt is washed and dried.

Check out the different options that we offer by visiting  You can also email your inquiries to or call 1-800-257-9664 toll-free.  As always, our helpful sales representatives will be more than happy to assist you with your request and answer any questions you might have about ordering custom patches for you and your staff.


What Are the Benefits of Using 100% Rayon Thread on Custom Embroidered Patches?

January 5th, 2012

When it comes to creating custom embroidered patches, there are some things that you should know.  If you are considering using 1­00% rayon thread, there are some distinct advantages.  As a respected embroidered patch manufacturer, Signature Patches, wants to highlight the benefits of this unique and attractive style of patch.

Here are a few of the things that you will want to consider:

  • 100% Rayon thread is fade resistant.  No matter how old or how many times a patch has been washed, it remains brilliant in color.
  • Die stuff thread for matching colors with 252 thread colors. Patches can be created to match uniforms, costumes, and other types of garments.
  • A high thread count makes them stronger than most common threads for long lasting durability.  Made to last, custom rayon threaded patches do not wear out the way that other materials do.

Customizing Your Patches with Special Edges

A few of the ways you can further personalize your patches include choosing a custom edge to go along with your design.  The three options we make available to our customers include:

  • 75% with Merrowed Edge
  • 100% with Merrowed Edge
  • Heat Cut Edge

Popular Backing Options for You to Choose From

Some popular backing options include:

  • No Backing (FREE)
  • PVC Backing (FREE)
  • Iron On Backing
  • Peel and Stick Backing
  • Velcro Backing
  • Tuxedo Clip Attachment
  • Safety Pin Attachment

The Following Services Are Included in Your Order

As a customer, you can look forward to the following free services:

  • FREE Artwork & Design With Unlimited Revisions.
  • FREE UPS Air Shipping. Guaranteed!
  • Guaranteed Delivery in 14 business days or less
  • Quality & Workmanship 100% Guaranteed.
  • A High Thread Count, Fine Twill Backings for Long Lasting Quality
  • Up to 7 Thread Colors at NO Additional Charge.

Are you ready to place an order?  Visit, email or call 1-800-257-9664 toll-free.  We can’t wait to hear your ideas and start working on your custom patches with 100% rayon thread today.