Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions – Embroidered Patches

Frequently Asked Questions. Find answers about purchasing custom embroidered patches.

We do fulfillment services: mailing to your customers and sew-on to clothing and hats. We will only sew-on patches produced by us or hats purchased through us. We do not sew-on patches to hats or other items that are not ordered through us.

Patch Border – What are my choices?

Merrowed Edge

This type of “border” is the traditional looped edge. It can only be used with basic shapes, and is considered the traditional type of border.


Hot-Cut Edge

This type of border is used on more complex shapes, and is stitched, and then laser cut to the stitching. It creates a thinner border and is the typical edge for any non-standard shaped patch.


Patch Backing – What are my Choices?


Iron-On Patch Backing

This custom patch backing option comes with a coated backing that applies the patch to the article of clothing when heat is applied.


Peel & Stick Patch Backing

Utilizing a peel away protective film, this custom patch backing option comes with a durable adhesive, which results in a lasting hold.


2-Piece Velcro Backing

The trade name for hook and loop fabric attachment, this option is great for custom patches where attachment and removal is necessary.


1-Piece Velcro Backing

Perfect for those that already have the other side of the velcro on the garment.


Sew On Backing

Sew-on is the standard method of attachment for all custom embroidered patches unless otherwise specified. It requires the use of needle and thread.


What happens after I approve the proof?

Upon receiving your approval and payment, your order will be entered into production immediately.

How long will it take to get my order?

We do custom work! A 10-day production time is required to complete all custom orders. You can confidently expect to have your order within 14 days.

Will I receive a proof?

Yes, you will receive a proof. Check for accuracy of text, design and colors. Look at the image of your proof and check the sized view to see what the patch looks like at the size requested.

What is the best way for me to place an order?

Use our Quote Form is the best and fastest method to get your order processed.

What is the minimum order?

No Minimum Order. We do single patches to Very Large Orders.

What major credit cards do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Checks and Money Orders. However, if paying by check please understand, we cannot process your order until the funds have cleared your bank.

How much are the shipping costs?

We offer UPS and FedEx Shipping to any physical street address in the continental United States. If you are located outside the US, please allow us to quote shipping cost to the end destination.

Embroidered Patches

Custom Patch Maker for Special Events Need Custom Patches?

Experienced Patch Maker. Specializing in high-quality, custom embroidered patches. Custom made Personalized Patches with options of iron on, removable, sew-on, and our exclusive peel and stick patches.

Tina Kagey – Owner Five Star Patches, Women Owned Small Business
If have an idea of the embroidered clothing you want… but just can’t find it or need a second opinion. I am very creative and have lots of great embroidery ideas!

Specialized Services

  • Small to Large Size Orders Custom
  • Patches No Minimum Single
  • Custom Patches Personalized
  • Iron On Patches – Sew On Patches
  • Jackets Patches – Vest Patches
  • Name Patches – Backpack Patches
  • Logo Patches – Award Patches
  • Special Event Patches
  • Rank Patches Club Patches
  • Uniform Patches – Hat Patches
  • Veteran Patches