Custom Iron on Patches

Custom iron on patches, custom iron on, and iron on name patches are so popular nowadays. We deliver all custom iron on letters, iron on custom logo, and personalized iron on patches quickly and offer free shipping. Regular turnaround time 10-working days, and 3-day rush delivery at additional cost.



Need high-quality custom iron on patches, embroidered, or printed at reasonable prices with QUICK turnaround time?

They are the easiest way to customize clothing articles.

Custom iron on patches have a heat activated glue that stick on cotton or similar material.

If you are interested in getting custom iron on patches whether for yourself, your group or team, please continue reading to find out everything you need to know. Click here for more information on iron on patches.

Combined with detailed quality control, our best-quality art work and materials means you’ll get the best custom iron on patches available regardless of the size of your budget. At Houston Embroidery, we take pride in our work. Therefore we create custom iron on patches using only the finest materials. With over 120 thread colors available to us, you can make your patches as colorful as you like and have us create it into the shape or size you want. We are based in Texas and we produce all types of patches at your request. All our patches are affordable with numerous backing techniques available. They come in different types such as embroidery and dye sublimated printed patches, etc. Below at a glance are other services we render;

  • Low Prices with Quick Turnaround time.
  • Special Discount to SAGEASI and PPAI members
  • 3-day Super RUSH Delivery
  • Free Shipping Worldwide on all orders.
  • 5-day RUSH Delivery.
  • Iron on logo patches
  • Iron on flag patches
  • Iron on patches for hats
  • Custom patches

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Carefully outlined below are some questions and answers you might have about our custom iron on patches before placing your orders so you can understand better about how we work and what to expect from us.


How do you make your custom iron on patches?

We produce our iron on patches using computerized embroidery machines. We’ll take your artwork, logo or text and produce embroidered patches of it using an embroidery thread on any piece of cloth by an embroidery machine. In this procedure, the artwork is first designed on a computer program which creates a digital embroidery file. The file is sent to the embroidery machine using a USB or data cable; then the machine reads the file and makes patches on the fabric.

What machines and technology are used?

We make these patches using the best technologies you can find for making embroidery patches. The embroidery machine has many of its brand and types in the market. However, despite availability of cheaper brands, we use the best to make sure you’re fully satisfied. We use the Barudan machines which is known and respected throughout the industry for quick work, ability to handle high volumes, and remarkable detail with consistency. After you’ve requested for custom iron on patches, we design and upload it to this machine which puts out the design on a piece of cloth. Visit this page to find out more about the Barudan Machines.

What thread and fabric is used?

In the bid to offer you the best affordable patch you can find, we make use of special Chinese brand threads to make your personalized patches. The Madeira thread which is the most expensive thread is also used on demand for special orders; for example when creating fire retardant clothing and on special demand by the client. Visit this page for more information on Madeira thread. We use different types of fabric for our iron on patches including twill, cotton, polyester blends. This is determined by your request, however we suggest that the material you are attaching the custom iron patches on should be at least as heavy as the fabric for the patch. If you are confused about this, our design experts are there to help you decide.

How do I apply the custom iron on patches on my fabric when I get them?

We make use of the iron on backing technique in applying custom iron on patches. This involves a thin layer of special glue that fastens on the fabric when heated using dry iron and hardens when it cools off. (Please visit this page to read more on Iron on backing).


To apply a patch with iron on backing on your fabric, you will need a heat seal machine (dry iron) and a flat clean and dry surface;

  • Set your heat seal machine 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 logo
  • 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.

Please note that the iron on patches don’t stick on nylon, satin, and other similar material.

What does it cost to order for your custom iron on patches?

Our prices are highly affordable. They are calculated based on the number of stitches made and we take orders for custom patches no minimum thereby giving you the flexibility to order any number affordable for you. We are able to do this because we have our own embroidery machines. This enables us offer our customers this flexibility of custom patches no minimum giving you the option of ordering for one, five or ten patches as you wish. So I can assure you it won’t cost you much to have us customize your iron on patches.

How quickly can I get my custom iron on patches orders?

We strive to offer our customers a fast paced service. Once we have you confirm the design as well as the first patch draft, we will commence production immediately and dispatch the order. We use DHL for our deliveries so you should have your orders delivered within 3 – 4 days from the time of dispatch if you are in the US. We also offer options for 3-days or 5-days RUSH service.

The best places to apply custom Iron on patches

Custom iron on patches is fun and offers you a quick way to beautify, decorate your items the way you want it. It is designed for application in almost any kind of clothing ranging from any type of personal cloths like jackets, shirts and blouse to trousers, dress, skirts, etc. It is also perfect for bags, hats, caps and many other supporting clothing items. This type of patches can also be used on work cloths, sports cloths, uniforms such as police uniforms, military uniforms, scout uniforms, firefighter uniforms, sports team uniforms and many others. Biker jackets are also a good surface to show off your custom art using your customized iron on patches. Please note that you can NOT apply your custom iron on patches to waterproof rainwear surfaces, highly elasticized fabrics, rayon, nylon, leather and similar fabrics. Cotton and polyester fiber blend fabrics are the best fabrics for your customized iron on patches.

Our custom iron on patches buyers/end users

Our end users ranges from individuals who want a patch with a quick application method to beautify their cloths, professionals who use these patches in their line of duty to companies or organizations who use these patches for different clothing purposes. Among individuals who need this patch for work purposes are medical professionals, police officers who use them on their uniforms as a custom means of identification, Military officers, and firefighters. They also buy custom patches like iron on flag patches to attach on their official uniforms. Young boys and girl scouts constitute a good number of our buyers because of its easy and cheap application method. It is the best patch for them they might not be able to afford other types of patches that require a more robust application method. Companies come to us to customize their iron on patches for different purposes which include staff work cloth identification, an easy way to affix their logo or brand design on their promotional products like T-shirts, caps, hats. They opt for this because of its cheap application method given that the products will be needed in massive quantity and given away for free as a way to spread and build their brand awareness.


Our buyers also include sports fans, school sports teams, sports clubs, soccer teams, football teams, basketball teams, college sports teams and other sports teams that require team patches or patches for their fans to identify or show support for their team. Biker clubs also make use of our custom iron patches sometimes on their jackets and hats even though they prefer sew on patches for larger patches at the back of their jackets.

How custom iron patches came to limelight

All patches have their origin from embroidery. Without embroidery, there wouldn’t be patches. It might be hard to imagine that these little pieces of art we wear started thousands years back. Embroidery is very old and there wouldn’t be embroidery or custom iron on patches without the decadent designs created by the Chinese to patch holes in the 3rd Century B.C. This was a long time before the idea to use iron on backing which gave birth to custom iron on patches came alive. People in Egypt and China used the decadent designs to bind torn garments together. This evolved into embroidery. Afterwards, chain stitch by chain stitch, it went from serving as a corrective measure to becoming a decorative measure with intricate and elegant designs created. In 1860 Joshua Heilman created a hand embroidery machine after Jacob Scheiss had created a loom operated by 15 women simultaneously. Joshua’s invention led to a revolution in the industry which brought the shuttle, a chain stitch method which is the foundation of embroidery. However a lasting milestone was reached when Schiffli embroidery machine emerged in 1863 which lived up to a 100 years into the 1990s.


Today embroidery has grown out of the industrial age into the digitized age. Computerized machines like the Barudan now create custom iron on patches using embroidery with detailed and fine cut designs. New machines will definitely continue to help us create even better patches making embroidery stick around more to even last a thousand more years outliving the fabrics and bags we iron them on.

How to promote your business with custom iron on patches

Custom iron on patches is an extraordinary method to advance your business. In addition to the fact that they are economical, they’re gems that numerous individuals are pleased to show.  Business everything being equal, from enterprises to small and medium businesses can get the message out about their products or services through these patches. By making something novel and eye-catchy, you can have a superior shot of starting somebody’s enthusiasm about what you do.

How to create your custom iron on patches

The main thing you need to do while making your custom patches is to choose what content, picture, or both you need on them. Will you make patches with your company logo? Or on the other hand patches with your slogan? Perhaps you’ll need an independent picture. Regardless of what you pick, it should have importance to your organization and what you do yet attractive.

How to manage the custom iron on patches

The incredible thing about these patches is that you can put them on almost any texture and create an impression. Here are a few thoughts that you can do:

  • Apply them to baseball hats or caps
  • Make brand-name coats with them
  • Transform them into sew on patches
  • Create branded backpacks or duffle packs using your company logo
  • Put them on t-shirts and jackets
  • Make extraordinary accessories like socks or gloves
  • Create calendars, notebook or handbooks with fabric cover

How to distribute the custom iron on patches

How you distribute your patches is totally up to you. In case you’re not searching for profits, handing them out to people at philanthropy occasions or fundraiser will be a perfect way to distribute them. Otherwise, you can offer them on your site, make them the prize for a challenge, or incorporate them as a free reward with your customers’ requests. Many companies, businesses and individuals participate in trade shows. Getting a booth for your business is another great way to showcase what you do. However, what will make a customer remember you when he gets home after seeing hundreds of other companies is a valuable gift. Hand out those promotional materials with your custom iron on patches on them and your visitors will surely keep your business in mind.


At Houston Embroidery Service, we love the challenge to support your business, we are always ready to create unique and fine cut custom iron on patches for your business. Simply submit your patch promotional ideas to us by clicking on this link and we’re sure to get you something great and attractive.

Tell us what you do with them! We love hearing that our custom patches are utilized for business!