Wholesale Chenille Patches, Letters

Chenille Patches and Letters

Have you seen chenille patches before? Take a closer look at the patches on most cheerleading uniforms and you will notice that they are made of a fuzzy and thick fabric that resembles yarn. This kind of fabric is called chenille, and it has been widely used as excellent fabric for housewares. The use of chenille has expanded into blankets and throws, garments, and patches. Chenille is actually a French word for caterpillar. Chenille patches are commonly used on the letterman jackets of varsity players as well as the uniforms of cheerleaders. They are also given as awards or recognition for outstanding performances in athletics or in academics. Indeed, a chenille patch is almost synonymous with popularity because of its association with campus jocks, heartthrobs, and hunks. No one knows if when exactly chenille patches were first used. However, the tradition of wearing letter patches dates back in the latter part of the 1800s when they were used as awards. Harvard was the first university to ever popularize them. The letter "H," which is the university’s initial, was prominently displayed at the front of uniforms. The chenille patch also made an appearance when team or group sports started becoming organized. As for chenille fabric, it was manufactured sometime between 1745 and 1895 in Europe. Perhaps, it was also sometime in this era when chenille patches became popular. At the moment, the chenille patch is no longer limited to varsiety jackets and cheerleader uniforms. Instead, it can also be found on bags of various kinds. Likewise, top clothing brands have also borrowed the idea of making t-shirts that have chenille patches on them. They also resemble those that you can find on varsity jackets. Other than varsity letters, chenille patches come in many designs as well. There are bikers and military patches that are made of chenille fabric. You can also personalize your own chenille patch by coming up with your own design. What makes these patches very nice to look at is how the chenille fabric is so defined and neat looking.

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