Iron on Patches VS. Sew on Patches. What are the key differences?

Before you can decide which type of patch to use for your project. It’s important to understand the key differences between iron on patches and sew on patches. Iron on patches are the most popular type of patch, and they are very easy to use. Sew on patches are not as popular, but they offer a more permanent hold. Here’s a quick overview of the key differences between these two types of custom patches for caps:


There are two types of patches that can be used to decorate a cap – iron on and sew on. Iron on patches are the easier option as they can be attached using nothing more than an iron (you can also use a cap heat press machine, while sew on patches require a high post sewing machine.

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The key difference between the two types of patches is that iron on patches are not as durable as sew on patches. This is because the adhesive used to attach iron on patches is not as strong as stitching. As a result, iron on patches are more likely to come off if they are not attached properly. The iron on patches are the best option if you don’t have a high post sewing machine.

Sew on patches, on the other hand, are much more durable as they are stitched onto the fabric of the cap. This makes them less likely to come off, even if they are exposed to water or friction. Sew on patches also have a more professional look, so they are the better option if you want your decorated cap to look its best. The sewing process of the patches is more expensive than the iron on patches attachment.

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There are key differences between iron on patches and sew on patches. Sew on patches are more permanent, while iron on patches are less so. Sew on patches also tend to be more durable and can withstand more wear and tear. Iron on patches are typically easier to apply, but not always. It depends on the fabric and the patch itself. Ultimately, it is up to the user to decide which type of patch is best for their needs.

We make custom patches (iron on and sew on). We make embroidered patches, leather patches, and PVC patches. We also attach custom patches on caps and hast. Please check the following wholesale prices for caps with custom patches

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  1. Doug Miller

    Are you sewing the patches and sewing them on to the hat? Do you have a price list for that?

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