Guide on Shopping Patches Online

Nowadays, you can personalize your clothes easily and inexpensively. You can apply textile paint or use fabric markers. Both products are readily available in many department stores and online shops. If you want a more sophisticated look, you can attach patches. Patches are products of combined embroidery and needlework. Needless to say, crafting a patch on your own iron-on-patchrequires mastery and time. Fortunately, makers and retailers of customizable patches, such as our company, patches4less, abound online. With patches4less, you can create stylish personalized clothes using patches for a low price.

Uses

As a manufacturer of patches, our main objective is to generate patches based on your preference. It is up to you how and where to apply our products, but to give you more ideas, here are some of the things where you can attach patches – shirts, jackets, denim pants, jogging pants, caps, bags and purses (particularly those that are made from cotton, linen, nylon and synthetic), robes, scarves, pillowcases, blankets, table cloths and curtains. Patches may also be used for scrapbooking. You can even create home decors with patches. The options are limitless.

Colors

Here at patches4less, we give you the freedom to decide on the design you want to see in your patches. It could be letters, numbers, logos, objects, flowers, animals, and even photographs. However, it is important to note that the intricacy of your preferred design affects the price of the patches. We offer free-of-charge seven thread colors. You can request for additional thread colors for a certain charge. If you like a more refined and more vibrant look, you can go for neon and metallic threads. You just have to pay an additional 20% of the price of each patch in case you want these special threads.

Attachment/Backing Options

There are many patch attachment options out there. We, at patches4less, offer five. Our offered backing or attachment options come in the form of iron on, plastic, Velcro, tape and button loop. When choosing a backing option, consider how long you want to attach the patch. The prices of some options may be higher than the others. Nonetheless, the price for each type isn’t likely to go up to $2.00.

The iron on type is the most popular attachment option. As the name suggests, you are going to use iron on patches for this option. This type is popular because it is easy to attach. You just have to spread glue on the back of the patch and press it onto your clothes for at least 20 to 30 seconds. An iron on patch tends to hold longer than other types; that’s another reason for its popularity.

Plastic backing is another option, which is sometimes featured on some patches alongside iron on backing. You can sew patches with plastic backing into clothes. The advantage of plastic backing is that it helps in keeping the shape of the patch.
If you like your patch to stay longer in your clothes, the iron on and plastic types are your best options. Otherwise, you can opt for the remaining three choices: Velcro, tape and button loop.

Velcro and tape attachment options are both easy to attach and remove. These will be the best choices in case you only have limited patches, but you want to affix them in many things. However, if you frequently attach and detach your patches with Velcro or tape backing, they will soon attach less and less securely – to the point that they no longer stick to your clothes. Worn out patches with Velcro or tape backing have messier backs as compared to iron on and plastic types as well.

The last attachment option is the button loop. This is the easiest to detach—way easier than Velcro and tape backing types. You can affix a patch with button loop onto your clothes using a pin or button. You can also use one as frequently as you want without worrying about the attachment getting less secured.

Border Styles

Patches4less offers two styles for patch borders: Merrow border and hot cut edge. The traditionally used Merrow border is free-of-charge. On the other hand, hot cut edge costs $0.11 per patch but you can expect a more detailed edge for your patch.