3D Embroidered Patches

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Elevate your custom patches to the next level with embroidery and EVA foam for a dimensional, 3D effect. World Emblem’s 3D Embroidered Patches are created with high quality, colorfast, polyester threads and fabrics, including metallic and non-metallic options.

Specifically made for application on garments, tote bags, hats, 3D Embroidered Patches can be applied in-house to save on time and money, with heat seal or pressure-sensitive backing options available.

To ensure the best application experience, use our custom heat seal pad to apply the patches. Don’t forget your FlexStyle® Silicone Pad and 3D Patch Rubber Pad!

Best For:

Professional garments (uniforms), Tote bags, Hats


Emblem Characteristics

3D Embroidered Emblems create a 3D effect using EVA foam inside the emblem. Variable in size and shape, these emblems are manufactured with 100% polyester fabrics and threads, finished with an embroidered border and adhesive in the back.

Emblem Size Limits

Minimum - 1.5" x 1.5"
Maximum - 16" x 14"



Design cannot have more than 15 different colors of embroidery thread.


  • Low melt heat seal
  • Pressure-sensitive


Low melt - Recommended application for thicker materials, such as jackets, and hats that can withstand a heat press and 320°F. Not recommended for use on materials that may be heat sensitive (ex: some nylons, silk, some plastics, leather, wool, fleece, etc.) or for weather-treated materials, due to chemicals used that do not allow the emblems to adhere properly.
Pressure-sensitive -
Recommended application is on flat, non-textured surfaces, including glass, plastic, wood, and metal. Not recommended for application on surfaces that may contain an oil finish, such as silicon, Teflon™, rough fabrics, or outdoor goods.

Minimum Text Sizes

Flat embroidered text cannot have a height smaller than 4mm and column width of 1mm.


The 3D raised part of the emblem cannot be wider than 9mm or thinner than 3mm.


Washing Information

Machine wash inside-out using mild detergent. Patches with industrial heat seal backing will withstand 52 industrial wash cycles.

Shelf Life

One year shelf life before applying (room temperature-controlled environment).

Revised 02.13.24

Application Instructions


  1. Use rubbing alcohol to thoroughly clean the application area
  2. Remove paper backing and press emblem firmly on desired location

Low Melt Backing with a Top Heat Press - Garments

  1. Set the press at 315-325°F with 70-80 psi of pressure.
  2. Ensure garment is wrinkle-free and place onto heat press.
  3. Place the patch onto the desired location on the garment. Put the 3D Patch Rubber Pad over the emblem. Thermal Tape is optional.
  4. Press for 14-18 seconds.
  5. Remove garment from press and allow to cool.

Low Melt Heat Seal on Hats - Using the 360 IQ™ Hat Heat Press

  1. Set the press at 290°- 300°F for top heat and 315°- 320°F for bottom heat with 60-80 psi of pressure.
  2. Place the hat on the heat press, leaving out the inner layer of the cap. Use the adjustment lever for a better grip.
  3. Place emblem on desired location. To secure emblem and prevent it from moving, use Thermal Tape.
  4. Place a FlexStyle® Silicone Pad over the design.
  5. Press for 25-30 seconds.
  6. Deactivate the adjustment lever and remove the hat from the heat press.
  7. Remove the Thermal Tape once the patch has cooled.


World Emblem recommends testing the best combination of heat seal parameters before application. World Emblem is not liable for any damages to garments during the application process.

Note: Please check out for step-by-step instructions for applying our apparel decorations.

Pricing and Production Time


Using the drop-downs above, you can find the approximate price per item, based on the emblem size and quantity ordered.

To determine the size of your emblem, use the following formula:
Size = Width + Height / 2

Price Includes

  • Heat seal, low melt, or pressure-sensitive backing


  • 25% increase for metallic thread
  • 10% per color for designs over 6 thread colors
  • 10% increase for thread colors not available on the World Emblem thread chart
  • $1.65 each for personalization (name droppers)

Electronic Proof

A digital sample via email is available in 24 hours. Edits are allowed.

Set-up Charges

One-time sample and setup fees.

  • Up to 4.00”: $70.00
  • 4.01 - 6.00”: $90.00
  • 6.01 - 8.00”: $130.00
  • 8.01 - 10.00”: $150.00
  • 10.01 - 12.00”: $175.00
  • Edits: $45.00

Production Time

Samples will take two days plus shipping. Production time will take five days plus shipping on an order of up to 500 pieces. Add one day per 500 pieces.

Color Chart

Discover the perfect colors for your projects. View our Digital Threads and Fabrics Color Chart.

  • Step 1
    Easy Application

    Our patches can be applied in-house with low-melt heat seals - saving you time and money on shipping.

  • Step 2
    Online Proofs

    Review a digital proof shortly after submitting your design to avoid any design surprises.

  • Step 3
    Design Services

    Our design team is here to help. We offer a range of services to help you take your ideas from sketches to reality.

Eye-catching 3D Dimension and Design

Elevate your brand with 3D embroidered patches. Our product is created with high quality, colorfast, polyester thread and fabric, easily upgrading garments, tote bags, hats, and more! Customize your company's logo with a 3D effect on certain parts of the design, giving an upscale look that turns heads.

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How to Apply 3D Embroidered Emblems

Our instructional videos walk you through proper product applications, equipping you with the knowledge you need to enhance your brand with 3D Embroidered Emblems.