Why Choosing Embroidered Patches Over Direct Embroidery Means You’re Smart

soccer jerseyWhen it comes to sports jerseys and uniforms, many organizations opt to have their logo or insignia embroidered directly onto their garments in an attempt to avoid affixing dozens of embroidered patches themselves. But could buying embroidered patches separately be more cost effective?

The coach of the WYSA Youth Soccer team, who ordered 50 embroidered patches from us for his team, explains.

“Custom soccer jerseys are very expensive, but you can [obtain] the professional soccer look on a budget with Stadri . . . By buying low cost jerseys (one red and one white) . . . we kept costs down and then just sewed on the patch. The patch gave the instant look of a custom, European style club.”

patch in tumblerHe also explains how using embroidered patches rather than direct embroidery offered him greater flexibility. “When new players joined we did not need to switch out uniforms; [we] just bought the extra jersey and sewed on the patch. With only 8 players and 50 patches, we also created coaches polos [and] a couple of hats.”

With embroidered patches being less expensive than direct embroidery, this coach’s strategy was smart—with the money being saved, he ordered extra patches, creating the ability to affix the patches to other sports apparel as well; in this case it was polos and hats.

But his creativity didn’t stop there. He used a left over patch in the creation of a custom tumbler, which he got from www.tervis.com. He simply sent one of his patches to the company and they incorporated the embroidered patch into the tumbler. Custom tumblers make a great gift and are a perfect tool for promoting your brand, and are just one of the many uses for custom embroidered patches. Offering the lowest custom patch minimums in the industry—six pieces—Stadri is the perfect company to supply patches for tumblers.

Don’t want to sew? Order your embroidered patches with heatseal backing and they will stay affixed for up to 50 washings. Sewing is required for longer wear. Still not convinced of the advantage of embroidered patches over direct embroidery? That’s OK! We do offer direct embroidery!

What is the most unusual way you have used custom patches?

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3 Responses to Why Choosing Embroidered Patches Over Direct Embroidery Means You’re Smart

  1. Paul Elshoff says:

    Often there will be a reason a team must (or just wishes to) change the design of their team jersey. If you do it with embroidered patches, it can be done cheaply and quickly. You can create honorary members with nothing more than a quick trip to the local sportswear store rather than ordering and waiting for custom items. Just be sure someone on the team can sew on a patch.

  2. joe scalzo says:

    Hi
    I have some pictures I would like to have sewn into fabric so as to mount them in individual picture frames for wall hanging.
    I do not have the fabric so would probably need that too.

    Is it possible to have this done?
    Thanks
    Joe Scalzo

  3. joe scalzo says:

    Hi
    I have some pictures I would like to have sewn into fabric so as to mount them in individual picture frames for wall hanging.
    I do not have the fabric so would probably need that too.

    Is it possible to have this done?
    Thank You
    Joe Scalzo

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