One of the best ways to advance your mission, motto or philosophy is to wear patches. Emblematic jackets and hats or caps are commonly used to display patches. They can also be attached to pants, vests, uniforms, backpacks, pillows, tote bags, displayed in shadow boxes and much more. There is more than one way to enjoy cool patches!
Patches Never Go Out of Style
Before technology became the method of “going viral,” groups, organizations, and clubs used patches to signify their membership. This could be a letter, a logo, text, images and virtually anything that can be dreamed of. Today, your patches can be made in any shape and size and can be embroidered, woven or made using dye sublimation techniques. At this time of year, why not get inspired to create unique patches that capture the elements of the winter season?
With So Much Happening in Winter, Let’s Make Some Cool Patches!
Let it snow because that makes for some really fun times! Winter camps offer the opportunity to go all out play hockey, go skiing, put on a winter carnival, go sledding, ice fishing and so much more. Service troops commonly earn patches during the winter season. Alternatively, if you have a ski lodge or business providing winter related goods or services, our patches offer a unique marketing opportunity!
Make Your Cool Patches with the Help of American Patch
American Patch can help you create a custom patch of your choosing. We’ve been producing high-quality custom patches since 2000. American Patch has created custom patches for a wide array of clients including charities, government and civic organizations, sports groups, business owners and countless individuals. Given our expertise, we can help you figure out what looks best for certain patches.
At American Patch, our motto is “Custom patches for any purpose.” So, whatever idea you come up with, we can help you create your own cool patches to wear, to display or give away. If you hold your winter competitions, you can be ready with unique patches which can be awarded to the winners.
Use Patches to Celebrate the Season
Whether you have a special event planned during this winter season, own a business, or your part of a club, there are plenty of reasons to be inspired to come up with custom cool patches. If you need a jump start, here are some tips that might help:
1. Decide on the purpose.
In many ways, we could say that simply surviving winter as they grow more intense means you should be awarded a commemorative patch. As a business owner, you may be looking for creative marketing opportunities. If you have a local sports team you may be looking for a way to show your pride. Or maybe you’re looking for a fun award to bestow to a youth group. No matter what purpose your patch will serve, you’ll be able to create something unique and memorable.
2. Decide what elements to include.
As you are zeroing in on what you want to convey on your custom patch, think about the visual elements you can use. Snowmen, polar bears, penguins, and snowflakes are some winter ideas, but the options are endless so get creative!
3. Decide on the shape and size.
American Patch makes custom patches in almost any shape and size. Yours will depend on how you plan to use it. Is it to worn on a jacket or attached to the front of a cap? Will it be displayed in a shadow box?
Will it become one of a collection that may need to be commensurate with the sizes of those patches already earned? Shapes can be decided based upon the elements, for instance a snowman or snowflake, or they can be square or circular. American Patch can help you with all of this.
4. Decide on the construction.
Since American Patch offers many different types of patches, we wanted to give you a little more insight into our 3 most popular:
- Embroidered – gives you threaded embroidery sewn onto a backing, which produces a raised surface.
- Woven – similar to embroidery except that thinner thread is used for finer detail and without a raised surface.
- Dye Sublimation – a modern method of creating custom patches that uses colored dye instead of thread to produce the most detail.
Ultimately, the degree of detail will help you decide which way to go. Contact American Patch to get your free quote for creating your custom patch. Start with a call and get your cool custom patch project going today!