Question: What material is best for embroidery patches?

What fabric should I use for embroidered patches?

The best and most common base fabric for patches is felt or twill, but any sturdy fabric with work when paired with a quality fusible thermal stabilizer. Commercial patches are made on specialty machines. To make patches similarly at home, a satin stitch edge finish design is needed.

What do you use on embroidery patches?

Embroidery Patch Stabilizer Options:

  • Tear-Away Stabilizer (Not-Bad) This is a good option if you’re looking for a stabilizer that is quick and easy to remove. …
  • Water Soluble Stabilizer (Good) …
  • Prep-Patch Film (Best Choice for Flawless Results)

What materials do I need to make patches?


  1. Hand drawn artwork.
  2. Embroidery hoop.
  3. Embroidery floss / thread to match your child’s artwork.
  4. Heavyweight fabric (that you can see through slightly)
  5. Embroidery needle.
  6. Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse.

What fabric are patches?

This material is made of 100% polyester and has the “embroidered” look yet saves you the time, effort and cost with stitching the background yourself. Patch Material should be used along with the Heat Seal Roll and cut out with our Hot Knife.

What fabrics can you iron patches onto?

Before you begin to iron anything onto your garment, please check what material it is made of. Patches can be ironed onto cotton, cotton blends, velour, denim and wool. For your safety, remember to iron on a flat surface. EPC TIP: Cotton and polyester fibre blends work the best.

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What is a heat seal patch?

Heat N’ Seal™ … Gunold Heat- N’ Seal™, or BSN™ film, is a special film that allows an embroiderer to obtain a permanent bond of appliqués, embroideries, patches, and emblems onto almost any fabric. Applied by a household iron or heat press, it supplies a permanent bond, including edges, borders and seams.