Iron on patches have been used for many years by various individuals, groups and organizations. These patches are usually embroidered. Many years ago, artists used to embroider patches by hand. However, high-speed computerized machinery has replaced hand sewing. This has allowed mass production of these patches. Aside from iron on technology, which is a fairly modern method, patches can also be sewn on or attached with a Velcro.
There are many ways to use these patches. Many use them for decorative, identification or even practical purposes. Other people use the patches as identifying symbols of a group or team. If you are one of those people who love to place iron on patches on clothing, such as denim jackets, hats, jeans, or even on bags or backpacks, then this article is for you.
Many companies provide custom embroidered iron on patches in various designs, depending on customers’ needs and
preferences. For instance, we at, Patches4less, give customers the option to design their own patches at competitive prices. Our customers just need to submit a sketch or an image of their design and we can create it for them.
Hot customized patch designs range from logos of groups, teams and organizations to made-to-order images. We create camping patches, police, EMT, military and firemen patches, corporate patches and sports team patches. We also create these items for civic organizations, such as the Breast Cancer survivor societies, motorcycle group patches, and other charity groups. These groups or organizations use the items as part of their uniforms to identify them distinctly from all others. These can also denote ranking or position within the organization. There are also those created to support various causes such as Gay Equality rainbow and Autism Awareness Puzzle patches.
Aside from creating those that identify groups of people, we also create personalized ones. Many customers request for a patch with their names or initials on it. Some families request for family patches and they even design their own crest.
Trends for iron on patches have come and gone through the years. Although their popularity has never waned, there are popular designs that are preferred year after year.
For children, trending patches these days are different for boys and girls. Trending for young boys and girls nowadays are those designed with superheroes like the Avengers, Batman vs. Superman, and Star Wars list. Boys usually have patches on their jeans – every mother’s solution for frayed knees. Boys also prefer to put decorative ones on their school bags. For girls, the most popular patch designs are Frozen and other Disney princesses, and Alice in Wonderland. Girls usually place these items on their backpacks, jackets, or cloth hats.
Another popular patch design these days is based on current events. In 2016, patches with the Rio de Janeiro Olympics symbols are all the rage. Symbolic and retro patches are also quite popular these days. Symbolic ones include popular retro patches with original brand logos or original sports team logos.
No matter what the trends are, we can help you create high quality patches. All customized embroidered iron on patches are processed in three easy steps. This process makes it easy for virtually anyone to order. The first step is sending design ideas. Customers can email a jpeg or gif image to us. If it is an original idea, we also accept original sketches or artwork. The second step of the process is when our in-house artists create a digital proof of the design that you sent.
Our artists will refine the image. Part of the process is sending our customer the digital proof for review and approval. If the customer is not satisfied with any part of the design whatsoever, our in-house artist can revise it for you. Customer approval is important before the final ordering process. The third and last process is after the design has been finalized and approved by the customer. We will use the approved digital proof to create iron-on embroidered patches.