50% Embroidered Patches
50% Embroidered patches use a majority twill background color with raised embroidered elements. There are 3 different % amounts for embroidery and if you are unsure what you need, please email us.
The % are approximations, so if a majority of the patch is a flat background color with some embroidery, 50% would be the choice.
*Merrowed Edge is the old school style of raised and rounded thread edge but can only be used for very basic shapes. Circle, Square, rectangle, triangle, etc and can not be used on more complex shapes.
The default backing is Iron-On. If you need a different backing type, please let us know.
If you need larger sizes or quantities, email for an exact quote.
What kind of backing do they come with? We use an iron on backing by default, but if you'd like velcro, sticker(not permanent) or not iron on, please let us know. Velcro adds 0.15 per patch
What happens after I order? We will email you back confirming all details work as intended and then get the order submitted to the factory. After about a week, they will send us a picture of a hard sample patch to review. If you approve, we can schedule the full production, or we can make changes. Woven take a little longer to see the samples due to the process (closer to 10 days)
What is a merrowed edge? A merrowed edge is a raised border that can work on simple shapes like a circle, rectangle, square, triangle, etc. This does not work on complex shapes
How long until I get my order? Assuming we have a first approval on the hard sample (happens about 95% of the time), it's about a month in hand.
Can I do variants on a patch? If you have variants, please email us for an exact quote. They will cost more because it's creating more labor and machine time by splitting up the production. It's not as much as doing separate patch orders, but it can add 20c+ per to the cost. It all depends on the split and complexity.
What's the difference between 100% embroidered, 50% and Woven?
• 100% embroidered patches have...100% of it embroidered. these are the heaviest weight, but also hold the least fine details
• 50% Embroidered use a twill typically for a background color and the rest of the art will be raised and embroidered. This is the way scout patches are typically done and have two levels of height.
• Woven patches are done using a plate and can hold the most fine details. They are also the thinner/lightest weight. You can add a merrowed edge or we can do an embroidered edge on a more complex shape to provide some weight to it.
I have a pin and a patch of the same art, what do you suggest for the sizing? It's not perfect math, but typically, if you 2x the size of a pin, it should work in an acceptable way as a patch. If your pin is 1.5", the patch probably needs to be around 3"
First batch of embroidered patches and washi tape! Amazing customer support and the quality is magic!
Had great and thorough customer service, and the finished product turned out great! I like that they create a sample piece first and send you a photo to check for errors and make changes before possibly ending up with 100+ of something that didn't turn out right, I really appreciate that.
There is about a 10% error rate because embroidery machines are tricky, so be sure to order a buffer amount to account for this. You can increase your quantity through email even after you've already ordered and they'll invoice you the difference, overall would love to work with Alchemy again.