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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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Get Creative with These Fall Craft Ideas

DIY Leaf Bowl

Fall is upon us! And what better way to celebrate the chilly temperatures and festive holidays than with a few fall crafts? Our embroidered patch company has gathered up some of our favorite (and inexpensive) crafts to add a touch of festivity to your home.

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8 Easy Summer Crafts

Yarn Crafts

What better way to spend the summer than making crafts with your friends or family? Our embroidered patch company scoured the Internet and found some great DIY summer crafts that only require a few materials and some creativity. Let us know which ones you try and how they come out!

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Celebrities Are Bringing Embroidered Patches Back

High Fashion Patches

If you think embroidered patches are just for the military, Girl Service Troops, Boy Scouts, or sports uniforms, think again. Custom embroidered patches are making a huge comeback in the fashion world and these days, celebrities of all kinds are sporting them on a variety of clothing articles. Here are some stars and their embroidered patch style.

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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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8 Fast and Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you don’t have an idea of what you’re going to give your mother, our embroidered patch company has a few suggestions. With just a few materials and some time, you can create your very own homemade gift.

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Some Tips for Hand Embroidery Beginners

Hand Embroidery

If you’ve always wanted to do needlepoint or hand embroidery, it’s easy to learn! If you’re a beginner, our embroidered patch company has a few tips to help you get started.

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DIY This Valentine’s Day

DIY Valentines Day

With only a week and a half until Valentine’s Day, you may be wondering what to give that special someone. We say, why not give them something from the heart? Our embroidered patch company has compiled a list of great DIY gift ideas that will show your loved one he/she means more to you than just a box of chocolates.

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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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10 Homemade Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Mason Jar Cookie Mix

When the holidays come around, one of the best ways to show you care is by making your gifts instead of buying them. At our custom patch company, we’ve rounded up 25 great homemade gift ideas to please everyone on your list, and if you have any of your own, we’d love for you to share!

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12 of Our Coolest Club & Organization Patches

West Point Flying Club

One thing that people think about when they think about embroidered patches is a club or organization. Patches are often used to unite people together and are a great way to show your pride for a specific group. Here are some of the coolest ones we’ve created. If you’re interested in your very own club or organization patch, contact us today!

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7 DIY Fall Wreaths

DIY Hydrangea Wreath

Well, summer is gone and fall is officially here, which means it’s time to start getting into the spirit of the season. At our embroidered patch company, we love crafts, so we searched the Internet for some crafty fall wreaths that you can do yourself! Here are 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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Make a Back-to-School Impression

Backpack Patches

A brand new school year is coming up and whether you’re just starting kindergarten or you’re heading back to college, you can make a memorable first impression with your very own custom patches. Start your own collection by sewing or pinning them to your backpack.

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A Few of Our Favorite Scout Patches

291 Sassamansville Steltz Award

At American Patch, we create lots of Boy Scout and Girl Service Troop patches (along with other service organizations). There’s always something fun going on within troops around the world, and we’re always happy to create a special way to remember it. Here are a few of our favorites we’ve created over the years.

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10 Ways to Spruce Up Old Clothing

Buttons and Scissors

Do you have some old articles of clothing that could use a little help? Maybe your pants are too small or your shirt is too big. No matter what the problem, it only takes a creativity and a little time to fix it. Our clothing patches company has happened upon many different ways to give tired clothing new life. Here are just a few examples.

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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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Top 8 Memorial Sports Patches

San Diego Padres

At American Patch, we love creating sports patches and have done everything from volleyball patches to soccer patches to tennis patches. We especially love seeing professional sports teams create their own memorial patches. Here are some notable memorial sports patches.

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The Many Uses of Scout Patches

Rockin With Rebecca

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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