Do you feel everything in your closet is too plain and mainstream? Your stuff is cute and functional, but it doesn’t feel exactly like you. If you’re nodding yes, then welcome to the club!
Sadly, like most of us, you’ll find that customized fashion pieces burn a hole in your pocket. But don’t let that stop you from expressing your individuality. Instead, tap into your creative side, and start DIY-ing with custom patches.
You can use these little tokens to express love for your favorite band, breathe new life into old clothes, and even promote your business. We kid you not, the possibilities are endless.
During this creative adventure, you would navigate through a plethora of choices. To start off, you have to choose between the different types of patches available in the market.
You can only ace this decision once you have explored all your options. To that end, we’ve prepared an overview of each type of patch available in the market. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!
Types of Patches
- Embroidered Patches
From embellishing the robes of ancient Kings to becoming a staple in military uniforms; embroidered patches have always reigned supreme. But their allure isn’t restricted to formal looks only.
These types of patches look just as cool when you use them to turn your t-shirt or tote bags into statement pieces. The best part is how the stitching creates a 3-D effect for your design that is both elegant and eye-catching.
You can take our word; an embroidered patch featuring your favorite cartoon character on your denim will surely make some heads turn.
You might be thinking that we have already discussed this one, but we haven’t since weaving isn’t the same as embroidery.
With woven patches, you don’t need a base fabric, because the thin threads will create both the base and the design. What that also means is that you will have to settle for a flat texture. The upside is that the thin thread can capture more intricate detailing than embroidery. So, if want a patch with a classic fabric feel, but one that also captures fine details, then woven patches are the way to go.
The name of this material might not ring a bell but we are sure that you have seen it. Remember your favorite letterman jacket from high school? It most likely included a chenille patch bearing your school’s initials or emblem on it.
Because of their long association with athletics, chenille patches are ideal for someone going for a sporty and playful look.
The chenille threads produce a fuzzy texture, making it ideal for solid shapes and letters, but not the best choice for more intricate designs. These fluffy patches can give a youthful vibe to almost anything, but they really pop on varsity jackets.
A favorite amongst bikers and campers; go for these beauties when you want to add a rugged yet classy touch to your outdoor fashion.
Not only leather looks beautiful, but its durability is also unmatched. Even if you end up splurging a bit more on these pieces, you sure will be able to get the most out of them in the long run.
Since most people use leather patches to adorn their outdoor gear, they would emboss them with logos, initials, or team emblems. Seriously, nothing screams team spirit like rocking coordinated leather patches with your squad.
So, whether you’re going out in the town or the wild, your OOTD will be incomplete without a leather patch on your jacket, hat, or backpack.
Strike the perfect balance between durability and style with PVC patches.
These patches are made of polyvinyl chloride, a form of plastic that is flexible enough to cling to anything yet strong enough to endure any harsh weather or wear and tear. The plastic is melted and then molded into any intricate design you want, giving a visual that cannot be recreated with other types of patches.
Because of its high 3-D visual impact, it will work best for your business merchandise. Simply make a PVC patch out of your logo and attach a ring to it, and there you have a cute keychain ready for your customers.
Heat Transfer DTF Patches
Heat Transfer technique quite literally turns up the heat on your style game!
We start off by printing the design on a special transfer paper. The ink on the paper can then be transferred to your fabric by placing it there and ironing it from the other side. The end result is a detailed artwork that gives the charming illusion of being hand-painted. And only you’d know that you achieved that effect in a matter of seconds.
Make a Unique Style With Master’s Custom Patches
By now, you will have some idea of what type of patch you want. We also recommend going on Pinterest or viewing our blogs for more inspiration. Just let your imagination run wild and come up with the most unique and fun designs for your patches. After all, this is what makes DIY projects so exciting.
And this can get even more enjoyable when you let someone else take on the hassle of executing your ideas. That is where we come in. Choose any type of patches that you like and, our team of experts will turn your artistic vision into a reality. All you need to do is send us the image of your graphics and any other specifications and we’ll take care of the rest, delivering the perfect custom patch to your doorstep.