“What is the difference between woven, embroidered and Chenille patches?”
“Woven Patches vs Embroidered Patches?”
We get asked this a lot! The simple answer is, it’s all in the small details, and depending on your overall design, you might consider custom woven patches over custom embroidered patches and bespoke chenille patches or vice versa. Let’s have a quick look.
Custom Woven Patches
Simply put, custom woven patches are more detailed, a lot more detailed! The threads are ‘woven’ together, and do not require a twill (like embroidered patches). Due to the nature of production, we are able to include more threads per inch, which means finer details such as lettering and line weights.
Woven patches are also cheaper than custom embroidered patches, due to a simpler process being used to create them. Woven patches are suited just about anyone wanting a high quality looking patch with immense detail. They are popular with bands, clubs, small to large sized businesses, clothing labels, schools and higher education institutions and many more.
Custom Embroidered Patches
Embroidered patches certainly have their place in the patch world! They outdate woven patches by quite some time, going as far back as the 1800s for military and other public service organisations. But even as far back to Ancient China and Rome!
Embroidered patches are made by stitching threads onto a fabric twill, and through this process, they tend to have less detail than woven patches. They also have a more textured appearance, overall looking a little more ‘traditional’ and ‘authentic’. Embroidered patches are more suited for military and public services such as police, ambulance and fire brigades. But also clubs and teams as well as fashion brands wanting a more traditional look for their new season range.
Embroidered and woven patches can be applied by iron-on, stick-on, Velcro or normal sew-on. The price difference in the two is close, so no matter what style you choose, be assured it won’t break your budget!
Don’t forget our favourites chenille patches also. These fluffy and soft patches are a must for bright poppy colours and stand out designs! They can be cut to any shape, size and colour. They can be sewn on, iron on or sticky on.
If you want to ask any questions, please get in touch!
Main feature image patches we made for The Woods Co-Op in Darwen, a CBD specialist.