How to Embroider a Patch: How Military Patches Are Made

Embroider a Patch

Embroidered patches can carry a lot of personal meaning behind them. This is especially true of military patches. They can be used to show off the unique skills and experiences that come from military life.

How are these patches made? A lot more work goes into the process than you might think. To make patches that are durable and look good can take a lot of work.

If you’ve ever wondered how to embroider a patch, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to take a look at the process, to give you a better understanding of how these personal items are made.

A Quick Guide on How to Embroider a Patch

There are a few things you should think about before you make an embroidered patch. You’ve got a few different options when it comes to making your patch. Which one works best for you will depend on your level of skill, as well as the needs of your product.

Iron-on patches are the easiest and most common option. They’re easy to make and apply, which makes them a popular choice. There are other options, however, including sew-on patches and adhesive patches.

Now let’s talk about how to make your patches. Making your patch first requires a small piece of fabric to use as your base. This is the actual patch; your design will be embroidered onto the base.

If you have embroidery software on your computer, you can create your design there and print it onto fabric. The design can then be cut out and applied to your base to form your patch.

If you don’t have that software, you can make the patch from scratch. First, you’ll want to embroider the design onto the base of your patch. Then you’ll hoop some fabric to embroider your dieline.

Once you’ve done that, cut it out and stick it to your embroidered patch with a temporary adhesive. Load your border design into your embroidery machine. The machine will stitch your dieline, and then your border. Once this process is done, congratulations! You’ve got a patch.

Making custom embroidered patches is a fun process, but it can be a lot of work. There are plenty of services online that can help you with the process. If you’re looking to make a military patch, you can always go to They offer excellent tools to help you make an accurate military-style patch.

Make a Custom Patch Today

Hopefully, now you have a better understanding of how to embroider a patch. It can be a fun, rewarding experience. And a custom patch can make a great gift or memento for yourself or someone else.

So, embroider a custom patch today, and see the results for yourself. And be sure to check out the other articles on our site. We’ve got plenty of great articles to help you on your way with embroidery, or any other interests you may find.

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About the Author: Amanda Byers

Amanda Byers is a graduate of Columbia, where she played volleyball and annoyed a lot of professors. Now as Zobuz’s entertainment and Lifestyle Editor, she enjoys writing about delicious BBQ, outrageous style trends and all things Buzz worthy.