As a stylish accessory, the durable twill fabric patches can add more color to your apparel or be used to give your worn-in clothes a second life. Attach them in 3 ways: by ironing on, sewing on, or using safety pins. Let your imagination run wild and create designs that represent you or your brand. Order 1 or 1K+ pieces—there are no order minimums!
- Twill fabric (26% cotton, 74% polyester)
- 3″ (7.6 cm) in diameter
- Attachment options: iron-on, sew-on, or safety pin
- Blank product sourced from China
Follow these steps when attaching patches by iron-on backing:
- Choose the item on which you plan to attach the patch. As a general rule, the fabric you choose should be at least as heavy as the patch. Fabrics like denim and cotton provide the best base for iron-on patches.
- Lay your item on a flat, heat-resistant surface.
- Heat up the iron to the hottest setting your fabric can tolerate. Make sure the "steam" option is turned off.
- Iron the place where you plan to place the patch.
- Place a thin garment over the patch.
- Position the heated iron over the patch and press down firmly for about 25 seconds on each side.
- Remove the iron and allow the patch to cool.
- Check to see whether the patch is fixed on securely by gently rubbing at the edge with a finger. If it lifts up a bit, repeat the process.
- For a completely secure patch, use a sewing machine or a needle and thread to secure the patch to the fabric.
Full adhesiveness will be achieved in 48 hours.
Disclaimer: Don’t wash the item more than necessary since this process may cause the patch to start coming off. If you do need to wash the item, hand wash it using cold water. Allow it to air dry.
||Embroidery file size
||Embroidery file template
||7.62 × 7.62 cm
*3D puff and Partial 3D puff are not available
- Flat embroidery is a technique where stitches are embroidered flat
- Minimum thickness for shapes: 0.05″ (1.3 mm)
- We use satin stitch for shapes between 0.05″ (1.3 mm) and 0.5″ (12.5 mm)
- We use tatami stitch for shapes thicker than 0.5″ (12.5 mm)
- Minimum height for lowercase letters: 0.25″ (6.4 mm)
- Minimum height for uppercase letters: 0.3″ (7.6 mm)
- Any text smaller than 0.25″ (6.4 mm) in height will be a run stitch
- Design true-to-size graphics
The graphics you upload must be true to their size on the end product.
- Use solid shapes and colors only
Don't include photographic images, gradients, fade or blend effects. Elements like these cannot be embroidered.
- Use transparent backgrounds
Graphics should include transparent backgrounds. Elements outside the main design will be picked up and result in unwanted embroidery stitches on the end product.
- Outline your fonts
All fonts should be converted to outlines unless your graphic is in PNG format. That way you don't have to send us the font files.
- Submit vector files in PDF format
We highly recommend submitting your embroidery graphics as vector files (PDF). Raster graphics (PNG) can be used as well if the resolution of the graphic is at least 300 DPI.
- Stay within the maximum stitch count
If your graphic covers a very large part of the embroidery area, it may exceed the maximum limit of 15,000 stitches. In such case, your order will be put on hold.
- Remove embroidery file template guidelines
If you use our downloadable templates, delete the guide layers before saving your files. If you don't delete them, they'll be embroidered.
Tips for best results
- Order samples
The best way to make sure your embroidery design looks the way you want is to order a sample of your work. We also recommend ordering an embroidery sample to learn about our techniques and stitch types.
- Follow our embroidery guidelines
Check out this page for tips on how to create perfect embroidery files.
- Create embroidery-unique designs
Embroidery is not printing, so most graphics that work on other products won't be suitable for embroidery.
- Keep it simple
Clean designs with bold lines and text work best for embroidery. If your design is too complex (e.g. contains gradients or intricate details), your order will be put on hold.
- If it's physically possible to digitize your graphic, we'll digitize it. If your design doesn't meet our guidelines, we can't guarantee desirable results.
- We use a run stitch for fine details in flat embroidery.
- The generated preview on the mockup is for visual reference only and will not always match the final result.
Available thread colors
There's a 6 thread color limit per design for all embroidery types. Your embroidery file should only contain these colors.