Patches Info

PATCH SIZING / DIMENSIONS

Use this size chart to determine your patch size.

Overall patch size is: width (W) + height (H) divided by 2. Fractions are rounded up to the nearest 1/2 inch.

Circles

Diamonds

Rockers

Shields

STITCH TYPES

SATIN STITCH

Flat stitches sewn closely together to cover sections of fabric. Used for letters, borders, and areas of design. Forms a pattern resembling satin.

FILL STITCH

A series of parallel running stitches used to cover large areas. Can alter the angle, length, and repeat sequence of the stitches to create different fill patterns.

RUN STITCH

A single line of stitches used mostly for thin outlines or borders and fine detailing.

PUFF

Satin stitches are sewn over a foam / plastic / rubber foundation to create a 3-D puffy effect. Works best with large rounded letters and art.

EDGING TYPES

MERROW

Standard patch border. A 1/8" border that overlocks the emblem edge, preventing fraying. For large, simple shapes like circles and shields.

HOT KNIFE

Smooth, hot knife cut stitched border. For patches with complex shapes or detailed borders.

SATIN STITCH

A hot knife cut border with a 1/16" satin stitch edge that simulates a merrow border without over-locking the emblem's edge.

NONE

Smooth cut fabric border. No stitching on the patch edge.

BACKINGS

HEAT SEAL

For permanent heat-press or iron-on application of patches to most garments.

VELCRO

Includes both male and female sides. Available in black, white, and tan.

STICKER

Pressure sensitive. For temporary application. Good for up to 4 or 5 uses. Can be sewn on for permanent hold.

PLASTIC

For sew-on purposes. Makes for a sturdier patch and a smoother backing.

NONWOVEN FABRIC

Thin, paperlike fabric to hide backside stitching. For sew-on application.

NONE

For sew-on application.

PATCH COVERAGE ESTIMATOR