Woven Vs Embroidered Patches

- Nov 29, 2019-

Choosing The Best Patch For Your Project

There is a distinct difference in the looks of an embroidered patch to a woven patch:

  • The weave of a woven patch is created with a much thinner thread, just like a woven label.

  • The thinner threads enable a tighter weave so there can be more detail in the artwork.

  • The threads also provide cleaner lines and a flatter appearance, closer to a printed look.

  • The thickness of the patch is also more streamlined and thin.

embroidered vs woven patches


The fine, graphic details in the print of the Police Chef Badge Below gives it a distinct advantage over its embroidered counterpart.

Because an embroidered patch is stitched more densely with a heavier embroidery thread, the threads make the patch feel thicker also gives off a certain lift and three-dimensional look.

This is a great option if you don’t have a lot of text or detail on your patch and would like the overall classic look of an embroidered patch.
So if your artwork is: 1) Very Precise 2) Has small details, or 3) Has very fine lettering, then you may consider woven patches as your best option.

woven vs embroidered patches


With a woven patch, due to the material and production process, a patch can be made in a much smaller size without losing integrity, even down to 1″.

Unlike an embroidered, woven patches have the versatility to go on the inside or outside of clothing as they are thinner and do not have the structured back as well as the outside. Providing a level of flexibility that makes the patch more versatile.