Additional Craft Information:
It's no wonder jackets are so popular for embroidered patches. The large area on the back of a jacket has plenty of room for a really bold statement, one that's immediately clear to those who see it. When coupled with a black leather background in particular, the colors used on a full-size back patch really stand out.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
The design of an embroidered back patch starts out like any other embroidered patch, with a design. The design can be something simple, or given the available area, relatively complex. Patches for sports jackets often contain a school mascot, for example.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
Back patches may be a single embroidered patch, or multiple patches that form a single design. Motorcycle club patches, for example, often are a three-piece design, with the main logo in the center flanked by “rockers” at the top and bottom. The main logo carries the club emblem, while the top rocker shows the club name. The bottom rocker denotes the club's home city.
When selecting a producer of custom embroidered back patches, look for a company that has a track record of producing patches for at least several years. An experienced company is more likely to produce a high-quality patch than someone who's new at it.
Find a company that can offer you the services of talented graphic artists to help you perfect your embroidered patch design. A reputable patch supplier won't charge for artwork or revisions, and will work closely with you to get your patch artwork exactly the way you want it.
The classic back patch can serve many purposes. A quality patch company can create a patch for your organization that reflects your values to the world in a professional manner.