“Woven Patches vs Embroidered Patches?” We get asked this a lot! The simple answer is, quite a lot, and depending on your overall design, you might consider woven over embroidered or vice versa.
Simply put, woven patches are more detailed, a lot more detailed! They are patches were the threads are ‘woven’ together. 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 embroidered, 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.
Embroidered patches certainly have their place in the patch world! They outdate the embroidered patches by quite some time, going as far back as the 1800s for military and other public service organisations.
Embroidered patches are made by stitching the threads together, 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 to military, 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!
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.