Velcro morale patches are not only popular with military, police, firefighters and emergency services,┬ásecurity agents, mil-sim teams (such as airsoft) and crews, but also for work clothes, advertisement clothes, sports teams, motorcycle clubs, scholastic awards, commemorative events, and much much more.
You can get logos, names, flags, identity emblems, badges, or sometimes even photos embroidered, dyed or made into a vinyl (pvc) patches for only a couple of dollars and with very fast turnaround times by a couple of different American and international companies.
To get the right custom velcro morale patch for your needs we have researched prices and offers for you and made an alphabetical list to keep the selection fair and unbiased.
Custompatches.net offers a wide range of custom patches such as embroidered patches, pvc patches, printed patches, woven patches and bullion patches made from gold and silver toane wire beads with inlayed silk, felt, velvet, as well as twill and embroidery threads. For embroidered patches up to 99% embroidery, artwork and setup, plastic backing and up to 9 thread colors are free. You will get a pre-production sample on orders over 100 pieces. They do have a 6 piece minimum though.
e-patches.com is capable of embroidering any design on a material of your choice, including leather and jeans. They also can embroider a design on your own materials (trousers, bedspread). There is no minimum order, it is possible to order even a single piece. Also there are no setup charges and the design can be up to 100% embroidery. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any pricing charts as e-patches wants to offer every customer a unique quote based on their needs such as type of backing: sew on, Velcro, iron on; type of background: twill, fabric, felt, camouflage; type of border: hot cut, merrow (overlock); special threads: metallic silver or gold, fluorescent, glow; and so on. Postage and packing cost in US is $5.00 USD. Shipping will either be from United States or European Union (United Kingdom or Poland). Payment methods accepted: Most major credit or debit cards, bank transfer, MoneyBookers, Bitcoin and PayPal.
Etsy is as marketplace for custom products so custom velcro patches are only one of many different offerings that can be bought on Etsy. Also Etsy itself isn’t the seller of the velcro patches but every offer has it’s own seller, who is indicated by the seller name below the picture.
In terms of prices and flexibility the sellers on Etsy may not be as competitive as the other specialized sellers listed on this page but it is a very good source of inspiration if you haven’t decided what kind of design you want to choose for your custom morale patch. If you are looking for funny designs or cute graphics Etsy also has a very good and very large selection.
OMLpatches not only offers the usual choice between custom embroidered morale patches or PVC vinyl patches but they also have a catalogue with a wide variety of ready made battlepatches, different sizes of custom nametapes, tactical sports team patches, hundreds of funny morale patches and even adult patches.
Furthermore they have found that many people are looking for custom sized nametapes so they offer the regular 5er and 6er nametapes, or you can get what you need – sized from 3inch to 6 inch – in two different styles. While a regular nametape has the edges folded under OMLpatches also offers a merrowed nametape with the edges merrowed, the same as regular patches. Merrowed nametapes can also be increased in size of the to 1.5 inches – the perfect size patch for K9 harnesses. Hint: Don’t let yourself be fooled by the simple homepage, click on the Menu button on top and discover the rest of the iceberg of great content.
Qualityembroideredpatches is a Colorado-based small family business and the company behind it, Quality Lapel Pins Inc. has been founded 18 years ago. They have a dedicated graphic designer for each customer that can turn rough sketches into beautiful and professional patch designs for you. There is no minimum order requirement and orders of all sizes are welcome.
With their helpful “instant quote”-tool you can directly see what prices they will charge for the custom patches you have in mind, so you don’t have to wait for an email reply with a quote. You just have to choose the quantity, the size, the backing and special features like 3D Embroidery, Blending, Metallic Thread, Glow in the Dark or Button Loop. All prices include up to 9 thread colors. If you fill out the contact form you will get a free, no obligation digital proof to see how your patch will look before you decide to buy.
We especially like that Qualityembroideredpatches delivers both velcro pieces when you order the velcro backing. The hook side is sewn to the patch and the loop side is also included. You can also choose Iron On Backing (Heat Seal), Plastic Backing or Adhesive Backing.
Located in Kentucky, Tacticalgearjunkie is another small business specialized in quality tactical gear and their own line of patches and engraved gun parts made in-house in the USA. Using large commercial embroidery machines, they are able to make custom patches to your specs with little to no artwork fee and no minimums.
They have a couple of inexpensive ready made designs that can be customized by submitting your own text but you also can create your completely customized patches in terms of sizes and design. For 1-10 completely customized patched the estimated cost per patch is $7, above 100 only $3.50 and if you order more than 250 patches of the same design the cost gets down to $3 per patch. For the backing of the patches you can choose between Hook Velcro or Sew-on/Iron-On. US domestic shipping is free on orders over $35.
YouPatch has its own computerized embroidery factory and is in the embroidery industry for around 20 years. They offer Custom Embroidered Patches since 2000 and advertise with free shipping door-to-door worldwide, free 2-3 business days rush deliveries, free set-up and design, free unlimited edits and free actual embroidered sample by eMail within 12 hours since receipt of your inquiry.
Their maxium size for their embroidered patches is 20″ wide by 22″ high and they have some special options like Swarovski crystals that others don’t offer. The prices are based on embroidery coverage and divided into 50%, 75% and 100% embroidery coverage. All prices include up to 12 thread colors.
Alternatives to embroidered patches
If you are looking for alternatives to embroidered patches because your emblem cannot be accurately embroidered due to very fine detail or small lettering you can also choose woven patches. They are available in just about any shape, and can be up to 7″ in size. These woven patches will have 100% thread coverage with no cloth background showing, giving them an extremely luxurious look. They are available with plastic, heatseal, and adhesive backing.
Colorpatch.com manufactures custom sew-on fabric name patches with process called dye sublimation, which uses 400-degree heat and special inks. It means that your patch design will be permanently dyed into the cloth, with merrowed stitched edge. You don’t have to worry about colors rubbing off or looking blurry, since it is the same process used with polyester swimsuits and colorful sportswear. The patches are machine washable, dryable, dry cleanable, and heavy-duty scrubbable. Colorpatch.com offers unlimited colors with extremely fine details which even allows photographs and smooth gradients to be reproduced. The patches are imaged in Missouri and the patch blanks are made in Kansas and Michigan.
- no minimum order, and no art, setup, stitch, or per-color charges
- One small patch $11.95, one large patch $18 – more pricing details here
- Velcro hook (hard side) Standard Size Patches cost extra $2.50, Oversize Patches $7.50
- Shipping starts at $3.65 1st class US Mail
- Turnaround 5-12 days
MutinyShop offers vinyl patches designed to be an affordable alternative to embroidered patches. According to their website the main benefit to vinyl patches is that designs do not need to be digitized, so they do not need to charge a setup fee or require a minimum order. Vinyl is also just as durable and attractive as embroidery since it is water and weather extreme proof in temperatures of -30 F to 180 F. It will not fade, melt, crack or otherwise deteriorate.
All their patches come standard with hook backing for easy attachment to a loop surface. They use a generic hook and loop similar to and compatible with VELCRO┬« loop backing to reduce prices.
Prices for 1 to 3 patches are $7 per patch, 100-199 patches are $3 each and over 200 patches they price is reduced to $2.5 per patch.
Standard manufacturing turnaround time for all custom products is 5-20 business days (2-4 weeks), not shipping time. Most simple or small orders ship within 5-10 days.