Custom Embroidered Patches

Custom embroidered patches with iron on or Velcro in low quantities like 5 or 10 patches. We offer high-quality custom patches, quick turnaround (in 1 to 3 days), free shipping, and low prices. PLEASE SEND YOUR LOGO FOR A PRICE QUOTE.


Having your embroidered patches customized gives you the opportunity to make it stand out on your own terms. Also known as cloth patches, it is a piece of embroidery created by using thread and fabric backing to make designs. With custom embroidered patches, teams can create their own identity by having them sewn on their uniforms. If you want to make custom embroidered patches for your team, your business, clubs, events camping, scouts or even martial arts competitions, whatever the purpose is, we’re one stop to providing you with solution to your needs. With our experienced team and history of collective successful orders, we guarantee your utmost satisfaction.

At Houston Embroidery, we take pride in our job and what we love; this is why we have special interest in providing you with top quality custom embroidered patches, as well as other custom made patches. Our embroidered patches are of high quality and can stand the test of time thriving in any weather any day. These custom embroidered patches can be created for duffle bags, jackets, uniforms, caps, flags, images, ads, messages, etc. They are offered with any backing type of your choice. We also create other types of patches with any type of backing option. Our services at a glance include;

  • Low Prices with Quick Turnaround Time
  • Special discount to SAGEASI, and PPAI members (Visit this page to learn more)
  • 5-Day RUSH Delivery
  • Free Shipping Worldwide on All Orders
  • Velcro, Iron on, and Peel and Stick Backing
  • Custom patches No Minimum


Outlined below are some questions you might want to ask about our custom embroidered patches and their answers to help you get more insight before placing your request.

How do you create custom embroidered patches?

We use computerized embroidery machine in making our custom embroidered patches. When you request to make your own patch by submitting your artwork, our designer digitizes the design by recreating it using the software called Wilcom and sends it to the embroidery machine using a USB or data cable; then the machine reads the file and makes the patch on a fabric. Find out more about the digitization software by visiting this page.

What type of embroidery machine is used in making your custom embroidery patches?

There are various types and brands of computerized machines for this job but we make use of the most popular computerized embroidery machines on the market, the Barudan machine. It is a very popular Japanese brand known for its high quality and performance. The Barudan machine is known and respected throughout the industry for their quick work, ability to handle high volumes, and remarkable detail with consistency. The Barudan have been in existence since 1959 and has been producing the best built and most reliable embroidery machines in the world. Despite the availability of cheaper brands, we use it to make sure we give you the best designs that are clean and durable. Click here to learn more.

What thread and fabric is used in making the custom embroidered catches?

When it comes to thread, we make use of high quality Chinese threads to make the custom embroidery patches more affordable for you. However, we still have the Madeira embroidery thread available on request. The Madeira thread is the best in the market and we use it by default for Firefighter patches and any other type of patch that will be exposed to extreme temperature conditions like fire. We do this in other to make the patches retardant.


For the fabric types, we make use of polyester twill fabric. We also use fake leather, felt, nylon, canvas, real leather, and any other kind of woven fabrics you may request. However, majority of our patches are made with polyester twill fabric.

What backing options are used in applying your custom embroidery catches?

The most common backing methods we use in application of custom embroidery patches are as follows:

 Sew on backing – this is done using a sewing machine. The advantage is that it is the strongest and permanent way of applying embroidered patches.


Peel and stick backing – Also known as Adhesive backing or sticky backing works like a sticker. It is a temporary backing method that can easily be removed and reused for 4 – 6 times.


Velcro backing – This involves use of two strips of thin plastic sheets covered with tiny loops and the other with tiny flexible hooks that adhere when pressed together and separated when pulled apart. This technique can also be found on sneakers for kids. It’s a common technique and its advantage is that it adds flexibility – the ability to use it on different cloths.


Iron on backing also known as Heat seal backing, this method mostly suitable for embroidered, dye sublimated printed, woven and leather patches. It involves a thin layer of special glue that fastens on the fabric when heated using dry iron thereafter becoming hardened when it’s cools off. (Please visit this page to read more on Iron on Backing) Below are instructions on how to use this method;

  • Set your dry iron between 175 C to 185 C depending on the strength of fabric
  • Place the patch on the desired position
  • Place a thick 100% Cotton twill over the fabric
  • Press on the iron for 20 – 25 seconds
  • Press the inside-out turned part of the garment for another 15 seconds and allow the fabric to cool off.

What does it cost to have you make my custom embroidered patches?

Our prices are very affordable since we place them based on the number of stitches made on your patches. So I can assure you that having us make your own patches is not expensive. In order to make the easier cost on our clients, we offer a service called “Custom Patches no Minimum” With this service, you can even order as low as one custom embroidered patch for your personal use without getting over charged unlike other embroidery companies that work with a minimum number.

Products on which our custom embroidered patches are used

Custom embroidered patches can serve for many purposes; from identification to decoration, brand awareness and clothing design. Our patches are designed to be used on variety of products. Each type of product is taken into consideration while designing the custom embroidered patches for it. These products can be promotional items for companies, like caps, t-shirts bags and any other item a company can decide to apply the patch on to promote their product and services. Our patches can also be used or applied on personal items like shirts, jean trousers, leather jackets, denim jackets, hats duffle bags, travel bags, or any other type of personal item that can accept embroidery patches. Our patches are also applied on military uniforms as a means of identification, police uniforms, private security outfits, fire fighters, and other uniformed organizations.

People who buy and use our custom embroidered patches

Our buyers and end users include individuals who buy patches to for their personal use. It could be for decorating their cloths, to show support for a particular organization, to patch a torn area on their denim fabric turning it into a decoration or any other personal reasons. Our custom embroidered patches are ordered and used by companies, organizations, soccer teams, clubs, Military units, motorcycle clubs and many others. Some of these clothes are uniforms from police, military and many other uniformed organizations. Our patches are also used or applied on promotional caps, hats or shirts, bags by enterprises or SMEs who wants to get the word out there about their business. These customers request for custom embroidered patches with different backing options like Velcro which is used mainly for rented apparels. They can also be iron on or sew on depending on what they need the patches for. For example, hospitals always place their request with the Velcro backing option since they will be using the patches as custom names for hospital team members who drops the clothes once they are done with their shift. School teams also make use of it when ordering from us so players could still swap the uniforms.


Other people who make use of our custom embroidery patches include bikers who like to sew it on their jackets, Bike clubs who make club patches for their club members, fashion designers who make use of it on their clothes either for branding or for decoration, etc.


Join this wagon of great people by having us make your own patch to serve as an incredible method to boost your brand awareness. If you have not ordered from us before, truly your organization is missing out on something of vital value.

Origin of custom embroidered patches

Custom embroidered patches can be traced back to thousands of years ago in ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, India, China, Mideast and South America where decorating fabrics originated. The robes for the royalty and artifacts were decorated with elaborate hand stitched patterns. They also used these designs to bid torn garments together. The first crude unofficial custom embroidered patches where seen among the United States Military units in 1812 during the Mexican war and Civil war. In October 31st 1918, U.S. Military issued the first patch named the Big Red One of the 1st infantry division. This later became common during the Second World War with distinctive patches made for different units in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.


Embroidery was revolutionized in 1863 after many other inventions in between 18th to 19th century when the Schiffli embroidery machine emerged. This was invented by Isaak Groebli from Switzerland and used until the 90s. The multi-needle machine operated a two-thread system powered by hand-turned crank. Although it wasn’t much faster than handwork in producing patches, it produced multiple copies of identical designs.


Today, advanced technology has taken charge of the process allowing virtually designed artworks to be recreated using thread on a fabric. No more delays or time consuming process as images previously created by hand can now be digitally scanned and the whole process controlled by the computer. Other modern advancements include improving stiffness, wrinkle prevention, plastic backing for the patch, die-cut into specific shapes with border protection, etc.

Other special and creative ways to use custom embroidered patches

Custom Embroidered Patches are often seen as decorations and on shirts, vests, jackets, tote bags and many other fabric items. They can also be used to show membership to certain groups, used on one’s uniform to show achievements, used to show logo or brands to the public by businesses in order to boost their public awareness effectively. However, these are not the only ways to use these patches, custom embroidered patches can be used to make great gifts, commemorate events etc. We’ve taken time to put down for you some other creative ways you can creatively use these patches below, keep reading…


As you celebrate an anniversary with your spouse with a romantic evening and a remote trip or vacation, peculiar gifts are sure way to convey your affection. Give your spouse a pleasant surprise by bringing out the old traditional gifts-by-year guidelines. Let the patches serve as special reminder to that special romantic evening whenever they wear it.

Birthday announcements

While many parents take to the social media and email to announce their baby’s birth presenting their pictures, make yours count differently, add to the glamour by handing out custom embroidered patches with creative designs on a twill material. It will serve as a lasting remembrance since friends will have to hang it on their favorite fabric items or put them on display.

Birthday parties

When throwing a birthday party, you’ll surely need to share some gift items like hats, horns and other fun favors. Why not share a patch too? Attach creative fun patches to these items and make your guests go home with even more special gifts to keep that day fresh in their minds.

Marketing events

If you are organizing a marketing event or fundraisers, it is an ideal opportunity to put your logo or brand, a simple message or even a short sales copy message out there to get more clients. Use custom embroidered patches to create something attractive that will surely get you more sales when you hand them out to the public at the event.


At Houston embroidery, the leading provider of any type of patch or labels, we’ll see to it that you have the most creative, durable and attractive custom embroidery patches created since we are poised to give you the best. Get in touch with us today by filling out the form on this page to get the ball rolling.