“Patching things up, is a part of life.” Indeed, patches go way back, a time of history where people first discovered the value of clothing, to the time of the early humans. They served a great part of the fashion history because they were used extensively for covering up holes in clothing, as part of uniforms, as part of armors and even as part of patch collecting. To further give view of the significance of these products we should first look into their different types.
Our site provides patches of different types.
The first type of patch is an embroidered patch.
Embroidery is an art form that makes use of a person’s stitching skills and creativity. A needle and a thread are used to stitch a design into a piece of fabric to create an embroidered patch. These are usually sewn on articles of clothing such as shirts or uniform tops. They are popularly used in uniform making because they can be used to denote a company, government sector, sports team, rankings such as military rankings and clubs. They have also been used throughout the course of history as a way of showing family emblems on clothing just like how they were used in monarchy.
They provide a sophisticated way of embellishing a piece of clothing and showing of specialized designs and logos on clothing. Before the dawn of technology, this type of patch was manually hand crafted by sewing and the artisan usually opted for elegant designs and used colors reflective of those designs such as gold. Different types of stitches were used to sew on the design on the fabric in order to create various patterns. Thus, if our clients opt for more classic designs for their patch, embroidered patches are the best choice.
The second type of patch is the iron on patch.
These are applied on an article of clothing by using a flat iron. These are usually used mainly to design articles of clothing as they are not practical for covering up the damaged part of clothing. Denim or cotton fabrics provide the best surfaces because they adhere better to these surfaces and because these types of fabric can usually withstand the heat needed to iron on the patch to the surface of the fabric. The iron on patch usually comes in designs that come in different shapes and sizes and their edges are free from sewing thus they look polished and neat on fabric. The use of these is a fun and easy way of blending a design into an article of clothing without the fuss of using a needle and a thread.
The last type of patch featured on our site is the customizable patches.
These make use of embroidered or iron on patch wherein one can decide what design he or she wants for the patch. Quotes, words, and phrases can be included to the design of the patch and various font styles and sizes can be used. This type of patch is popular nowadays because it provides people the chance to express their creativity because they get to design their own customizable patch. It’s also one of the key features of our site that makes our products appealing to clients because they themselves are the ones who would make their dream designs a reality.
Not only is it a fun medium for self-expression, but the resulting products can also go beyond the scope of fashion because they can also serve as collectible items for patch collectors. They could also cater individual interest because one can mix and match his or her different interest for instance one can mix and match the logo design of one sports team with another to come up with new designs. This way, they can show their individual interest on the design of the patches styles.
All of these are just an overview of the possibilities patches can provide when it comes to designing clothing and we hope the types included in our site may cater to those possibilities.