Consider the type of fabric the patch will be applied to and choose a backing that works well with that material. For example, iron-on patches may not adhere well to certain types of fabric, while sew-on designs will require the proper equipment. Velcro® backings are easily removed and reapplied.
PURPOSE OF THE PATCH
Think about why you want to apply the patch and what conditions it will be exposed to. For example, if you want a patch that will last for a long time, a sew-on or Velcro® backing may be more durable. If you want a patch that is easy to apply, an iron-on or Velcro® backing may be a better choice.
EASE OF APPLICATION
If you are not experienced with sewing, an iron-on or Velcro® backing may be easier to apply. However, if you are comfortable with sewing or have access to a machine, a sew-on backing may be a good option.
NOT SURE WHERE TO START?
We offer free design services for all custom patch orders. From color selection to logo design, our staff is ready to assist you and make recommendations and create mockups for your approval before your patches go into production.