Inside the World of Skin-Protective Clothing

clothing patches

If you’ve followed the news lately, one of the latest innovations in the clothing world is clothing that is designed to protect you from the sun. Recently, our clothing patches company came across this Business Insider article that explores UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) clothing and the best brands to turn to if you want to expand your skin-protecting wardrobe.

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3 Reasons to Try Combination Patches

embroidered patches

If you’re in the market for patches and haven’t heard, American Patch offers a new patch method called “combination patches.” We’ve combined the look of traditional embroidered patches with the modern technique of dye sublimated patches to create something new and exciting.

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The Latest Fashion Trends Include Embroidery and Crochet

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When you think of embroidery, you probably think of the floral hoop art that hangs on your grandmother’s wall. And when you think of crocheting, you probably think of the sweater your aunt made you. While the origins of embroidery and crocheting go back thousands of years (and yes, they’re usually hobbies among older people), the art forms are now part of the latest clothing trends.

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Why Size Matters When It Comes to Embroidered Patches

American Flag Patch

Even though we can create embroidered patches in nearly any size, we’ve noticed over the years that when it comes to stitching, the bigger the better. While the stitching we create is clean and tight, it actually looks a little smoother when it’s created in a large scale. This is because the thread we use is the same thickness whether you order a small patch or a large patch.

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4 Sewing Basics That Everyone Should Know

Sewing Hacks

Whether you’re male, female, 20 years old, or 80 years old, there are a few simple sewing techniques that everyone should know how to do. They can come in very handy in certain situations and it never hurts to have some basic sewing knowledge.

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4 Ways to Wear Your Embroidered Patches

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Embroidered patches are making a big comeback and fashion-forward individuals are coming up with new and creative ways to wear theirs. Here, our embroidered patch company shares some great ideas for sprucing up your clothing or accessories.

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The World of Bullion Crests…

Bullion Patch Sample

If you’ve never heard of a bullion crest, you’ve probably at least seen one. These patches are essentially gold, silver, or gold and silver emblems that feature crests, vines, leaves, birds, or other decorative images to create a polished look. They can be used by a wide variety of clubs and organizations and at American Patch, we can create beautiful bullion crests for any reason.

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Quilting 101

Quilting Bedset

If you’re interested in quilting and have never tried it before, there are some things to know before you begin. Here, our embroidered patch company shares some beginner tips for quilting.

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Embroidered vs. Woven vs. Dye Sublimated Patches

American Patch Woven

For years, the most common type of clothing or decorative patch was the embroidered patch. Over time, however, society has gotten more creative with crafting processes and has introduced newer ways to create patches. At American Patch, we offer traditional embroidered patches, but we also offer woven patches and dye sublimated patches. Here are the differences.

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The Many Uses of Baseball Patches

Baseball Patch

Baseball season is an exciting time of year and we at American Patch want to help you celebrate it and remember it. Our embroidered baseball patches have been some of our most popular sports patches, and it’s because they can be used in many different ways to say many different things. Here are some of our favorite ways to use baseball patches.

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A Few of Our Favorite Sewing Hacks

Sewing Hacks

Sewing is definitely an art, an at our custom patch company, we think it’s one that’s well worth learning. While the basics are pretty easy to grasp, there are always a few tips or tricks that can make the experience easier. Here are some of our favorites.

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Knitting vs. Crocheting

Knitting 101

At American Patch, we love crafts – especially ones involved with thread or yarn. That’s where knitting and crocheting come in. Many people don’t know or don’t understand the difference between the two, so we’re here to enlighten you.

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Embroidery Is Making a Comeback

Modern Emrboidery

Remember when your grandmother used to sit in her chair and embroider artwork with warm sayings and homey images? When people thought about embroidery, they used to associate it with the generations before them. Today, however, that’s all changing.

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Threaded Patches vs. Dyed Patches

Embroidered Patches

For years, the classic way to create custom patches was to sew threads onto a substrate in order to create words a design, or an image. Today, thread is still the most popular material used to create patches, but we also have a new material – dye.

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7 Types of Patch Backings

Patch Backing

At American Patch, we create many of our embroidered, woven, and dye sublimated patches with our standard plastic backing to give them a bit of stiffness. However, there are many other types of backings that you can use for your patches. Here are some of the most popular.

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The Many Uses of Scout Patches

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At American Patch, we love making custom scout patches for our Boy Scouts and Girl Service Troops; these patches let them express who they really are and the pride they have for their organization. The most common uses for these patches that we’ve encountered tend to be.

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Top 8 Uses for Embroidered Patches

At American Patch, we love creating embroidered patches for people – and we love hearing what they’re going to use them for. We’ve created everything from car patches to museum patches, but have found that these eight ideas are what people use them most for.

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Opt for Embroidered Police Badges

These days, police forces in many states are opting to switch their traditional uniform badges to badges that are embroidered. Traditional badges are made from metals like brass and coated with layers of nickel, silver, or gold, so they can be heavy and weigh down an officer’s uniform.

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The History of Embroidered Patches

Embroidered patches are considered pieces of art and can be used for a wide variety of occasions – they can be used to represent a company or organization, as a commemoration, to display achievements, to identify military personnel, or simply for decorative purposes.

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