Embroidered Patches

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Designed to give the high-quality look of direct embroidery without the commitment, embroidered patches are fully removable emblems with thin or thick merrow stitched borders. Made specifically for application on uniforms, tote bags, hats, and more, our custom embroidered patches are made with high-quality, colorfast, polyester threads and fabrics that are engineered to withstand industrial washes.

Easily sewn onto apparel, embroidered patches can be applied in-house, saving time and money on freight costs. No matter your emblem, patches can be dye cut into custom shapes in a variety of sizes, giving you design and production flexibility for endless possibilities.

Best For:

Professional garments (uniforms), Tote bags, Hats

Emblem Size Limits

Maximum - 18" x 11" (+/-1mm)
Minimum - 1" x 1" (+/-1mm)


Embroidery design cannot have more than 15 different colors of thread.

  • Low melt heat seal
  • Industrial heat seal
  • Pressure-sensitive

Note: Backing does not cover the merrow border on the emblem.


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 Size

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


Thread Cuts

If the separation between one embroidery element and another is greater than 1 mm, a cut must be included to avoid loose or crossed threads. In the case of text, the cut will be made if the separation between letters is equal to or greater than 1mm.

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).

Application Instructions


  1. Use rubbing alcohol to thoroughly clean the application area
  2. Remove paper backing and press emblem firmly on desired location
  3. After applying pressure, peel the clear top carrier from the emblem

Low Melt Backing with a Top Heat Press - Garments

  1. Set press to 315-325°F for top heat with 70-80 psi of pressure.
  2. Ensure application location is wrinkle-free and place garment onto press.
  3. Place patch onto desired location on garment. Thermal Tape is optional.
  4. Over a FlexStyle® Silicone Pad, turn around garment and load into the heat press.
  5. Press for 14-18 seconds.
  6. Remove garment from press and allow to cool.

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

  1. Set press to 255°-265°F for top heat and 315°- 320°F for bottom heat with 60-80 psi of pressure.
  2. Place hat on heat press, leaving out the inner layer of the cap. Use adjustment lever for a better grip.
  3. Place emblem onto desired location. To secure the emblem and prevent it from moving, use Thermal Tape.
  4. Press for 15-18 seconds.
  5. Deactivate the adjustment lever and remove the hat from the heat press.
  6. Remove Thermal Tape once the patch has cooled.

Industrial Heat Seal

  1. Set the press at 395°F-405°F for top heat and 395°F-405°F for bottom heat with 60-80 psi of pressure.
  2. Ensure garment is application location is wrinkle-press and place garment in press.
  3. Place patch on desired location. To secure patch and prevent it from moving, use Thermal Tape.
  4. Press for 10-14 seconds.
  5. Remove garment from press and allow to cool.


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

  • All finishes
  • Heat seal or pressure-sensitive backing


  • 25% increase for metallic thread
  • 10% per color for designs over 6 thread colors
  • 25% increase for Velcro backing
  • 10% for thread colors not available on the World Emblem thread chart
  • $1.65 for each 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”: $60.00
  • 4.01 - 6.00”: $80.00
  • 6.01 - 8.00”: $120.00
  • 8.01 - 10.00”: $140.00
  • 10.01 - 12.00”: $160.00
  • Edits: $30.00

Production Time

Samples will take two days plus shipping. Production time will take five days plus shipping on an order 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.

Custom Patches with a Classic, Embroidered Look

Perfect for uniforms, totes, hats, and more, embroidered patches help to promote your brand with vibrant style. Need a custom look in a flash? Embroidered patches can be applied in-house to save you time and money, giving you design and production flexibility for endless possibilities.

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How to Apply Embroidered Patches

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