Custom Embroidered Patches
Over 10 Years of Experience

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Thank you for choosing J6 Patches for your patch needs. J6 Patches offers quality products at competitive rates. Please complete the form on the right to receive a price quote from one of our customer service sales associates.

Embroidered Patch Design Basics

J6 Patches is your source for quality products and customer satisfaction. Our professional designers will work with any custom design as well as work with you to design the perfect patch for you. Our state of the art equipment will ensure your patches are produced at the highest quality.

All of the patch examples on our site are here to show the quality of our products and are not for sale. If you would see something that you like, you may contact customer service and we will be happy to design something that we are sure you will be happy with.

BACKGROUNDS - The most common are twill and fully embroidered backgrounds. Twill is a polyester fabric that is used to embroider the main image on. Twill is available is a multitude of colors. Fully embroidered backgrounds are made entirely of fill stitch embroidery. The amount of colors available is larger than the twill supply. Twill is less expensive than full embroidery, but using twill can limit your desired design.


BORDERS - This is not a mandatory feature for your patch design. A patch boarder is simply a colored outline for your patch. There are two types of patch boarders: merrowed, and satin stitch. A merrow boarder is put on after the patch embroidery is done and the patch is cut. It wraps around the edge from the front to the back. Merrow boarders are approximately 1/8" wide, and are used primarily on symmetrical shapes (circles, ovals, squares, rectangles). Satin Stitch boarders are produced as part of the patch embroidery. The patch is cut out after with a laser cutter or hot knife. A satin stitch is primarily used on patches with irregular shapes.

Laser Cut

DESIGN GUIDELINES - The most important ideal to remember is that embroidery and print are very different. The smallest line in embroidery is the thickness of one thread (1 mm.). Color blends are achievable; however they will not be as smooth as a digital image. Another important consideration is the size of the lettering on the patch. Typically images are produced using a satin stitch, but if the element of the image is too small it is produced with a run stitch (single line of thread). We will be happy to make suggestions in an effort to have the best possible product.

Line Tickness
Fine Details

BACKING - This element of the patch gives structure to the material. The most popular is PVC. This type of backing is used with patches that will be sewn onto the garment. Another option is for heat transfer patches. This is an adhesive material that is activated through a heat press or iron. This type of backing is not recommended for large patches and is not removable after garment application. The third option is a Velcro backing. This is used primarily in law enforcement and military applications.

Iron On

Custom Patch Examples

J6 Patches has produced patches for everything from Fire and Police Departments and Motorcycle Clubs to Schools and Sports Teams. Our patches are made with high quality standards and satisfaction is guaranteed.

Here are a few patch samples that we have made over the years. Feel free to talk to us able anything you see here.

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  1. Do we have a minimum of patches?

    We have a minimum of 50 patches and they all need to be the same image and size.

  2. What is our turnaround time for patches?

    Our turnaround time for patches is 2-3 weeks from day of artwork approval. We may able to RUSH your order, however a RUSH fee will apply.

  3. What is the difference between merrowed edges or laser cut?

    Merrowed Edge: This is the most common type of border. After the patch is embroidered and cut, the edge is then covered by overlocked stitches that run from the front of the patch to the back.

    Laser Cut: When a patch is laser cut, the outer border of the design is stitched and the excess base cloth is cut away around the outside border leaving some exposed cloth at the extreme edge of the patch.

  4. Do you charge for artwork fees?

    We do not charge for artwork if the design is ready to embroider as-is. If service from our art department is required we charge $25.00 an hour and our designers will advise an estimate before proceeding with the project.

  5. What are acceptable formats of submitted artwork?

    Vector artwork (.eps,.ai,.cdr) is preferred. However, we also accept .JPG, .GIF, .BMP or .TIF formats with a resolution of at least 200 dpi. Tajima .DST files with thread sequences are also accepted.

  6. What type of backing is right for your patches?

    No backing: Patches can be made without a backing leaving the twill and stitching on the back of the patch exposed. These patches are more flexible than patches with backing and are best used for being sewn on to other fabrics.

    Plastic Backing: This style adds support to the patch making it more stiff and allowing it to stay flat over time. This type of backing is still thin enough to be sewn onto a garment. Plastic backing will look thin and matte.

    Heatseal Backing: Also referred to as iron-on patches, will allow application to your garment using a home iron. Heatseal gives the back of the patch a layer of shine that melts to the desired fabric when heated. Keep in mind that this type of application does not work on nylon and other synthetic fabrics.

  7. Do you Chenille Patches?

    Yes we do, its a different process than a normal patch. Please do not use this form for a quote. Please contact [email protected] for a quote.