Patches are most commonly known for featuring on uniforms and sports kits, but did you know you can use them to spruce up your outfits, by creating a patch of your very own? There are companies that allow you to design your own patch, or choose something that’s bright, bold, and suits your personality, to create a bespoke piece of clothing or accessory. If you’re wondering how you can purchase and style embroidered patches, look no further – read on to find out more!
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What are patches?
Embroidered patches are made of various coloured threads and can be added to clothes as a way of identification or as a way of expressing your individuality. They can be used for a range of different purposes. For example, in the past, embroidered patches were used to identify ranks in the army. Whilst they can still be used in the armed forces, they are also used to identify ranks in all different types of workplaces, from emergency services to public sector workers. They can be used in schools on uniforms, on sports kits and can be used to support the things you love.
You can also use patches to add a bit of individuality to your outfits, whether you’re attaching them to a denim jacket, your backpack, or a cap. In this instance, you can design your own! Create a logo, shape, or phrase that you love, so you can wear it wherever you go. Embroidered patches come in all shapes, colours, and sizes so there is a product to suit everyone, no matter your requirements.
Are there different types?
You may not realise it, but there are a few different types of quality patches that you can take advantage of, some are more suitable than others depending on what you’re using them for. Here are some of the most common types of patches that you could choose from below:
- Embroidered patches: one of the most common is an embroidered patch. These patches have a twill backing and a thread to create the design. They come with a choice of backing depending on what you’re sticking your patch to, whether you prefer iron-on or sew-on patches.
- Woven patches: These patches are not too different to an embroidered patch, but the design tends to be flatter, as they use a different thread to create the design. These woven patches mean greater detail, which makes them a great option for clubs, sports teams, and schools.
- PVC patches: These patches are made of PVC and are highly durable. They are a great choice for products that are used outdoors, like backpacks, and sports kits. They are waterproof and easy to clean.
How can you style them?
Of course, patches can be used in a school, work, or club setting, but you can also use them as a way of enhancing your clothes and creating a new look. Patches look great on denim jackets, tote bags, and hats. And with a huge range of styles, colours, themes, and the ability to design your own, you can style your patches and promote your personality each time you wear your favourite items of clothing. Add a few patches to create a bold look or add a single patch to a hat to create an accessory that no one else has.
Where can I buy them?
There are companies online that allow you to design your very own bespoke badge. Companies like Aspinline, Patchers and Koostyle are all great websites that can help you find a patch in all shapes, sizes, colours, and materials. You could also look at independent sellers online that often design their own patches in the style of unique illustrations. Do some research and see what you can find – there will almost definitely be something to suit the design you have in mind. You may even find them in accessories stores and craft shops.
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