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How to make patches

Posted on March 11 2019

How to make patches

Our custom patches are a great choice for businesses, brands and organisations looking for unique merchandise. Whether they’re attached to jackets, bags or other clothing, patches are great for sharing messages, promoting events or simply showing off your own creative designs. At Enamel Pin Factory, we make embroidered custom patches with either iron-on or non-adhesive backing. Our team has worked with worldwide brands, so we know a thing or two about how to make patches, from advising on design to ensuring the finished product is 100%.

Whether you fancy making patches yourself, or you’re wondering how we create custom patches, in this guide we’re going to take you through it step by step!

How To Make Iron-On Patches

Iron on patches are probably the most popular style of patch to make, mainly because they take less effort to attach! 

Step 1 - Choose between our Custom Iron-On Embroidered Patches or our Custom Embroidered Patches.

Step 2 - Choose your pack size, patch size and the number of colours you wish your patch to have then add to basket. 

Step 3 - Go to the checkout page and fill in your delivery and payment details. 

Step 4 - We will then set you up with your own dedicated project management platform. Here you can upload artwork, drop us messages, ask questions about your patches and oversee your designs to completion.


How To Iron-On Patches

Heat the iron to it’s highest cotton setting and place a towel over the patch, this protects the design from any residue that may be on the iron itself which also ensures your patch doesn’t melt! Press the iron down onto the patch for 10-15 seconds, leave to cool and check the edges to see if you can peel it off. If you can, repeat the process again until it doesn’t move.

Once you know how to make your own iron-on patches, the possibilities are endless. Alternatively, why not let us do the hard work for you? Our team is ready and waiting to bring your patch designs to life, with plenty of options to customise your designs. Find out more about our custom embroidered patches today.

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