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How Many Thread Colors Can I Put on a Patch?

September 2nd, 2013

When it comes to design custom patches, the sky is virtually the limit.  You have free reign over the creative process.  In fact, we offer choice after choice that enable you to create the type of custom patch that you think others will enjoy.

One of the most common questions we receive from customers is this: “How many thread colors can I put on a patch?”  We offer up to seven thread colors at no extra charge on any design.  Any other thread colors after seven it add 0.10 per color after that.  There is no limit to the colors you can have on a patch.  It all depends on the design and the amount of room in order for the machine to stitch.

Some of the different types of backing that we offer for you to choose from include:

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

Some people don’t see the importance of a custom style backing but each customer has his or her own special needs.  For example, private schools that issue uniforms know how beat up sewn-on or iron-on patches become after regular laundering.  That’s why
they give parents the option of removing the Velcro patch before washing and drying the garments.  The patches can be placed back on the clothing before the child goes back to school.

This same type of idea can be used for work uniforms.  Many amusement parks issue a certain number of tops, bottoms, and jackets to employees to use.  They offer free laundering services as an amenity for working at the park.  In the cases of patches, the employee can remove his or hers before taking the uniform to the laundry services to get a replacement.

Create a colorful patch today.  You’ll love have people respond to receiving your unique gift item.  Visit for more information.  You can also reach us by emailing or calling 1-800-257-9664 toll-free.  We’re here to help you select a size, shape, and backing style for your patches and to answer any questions you might have about the designing and ordering processes.