For over 18 years, EPC has been producing high-quality, professionally designed custom patches and crests for customers worldwide! We are pleased to announce that we offer custom charm patches. These patches come with loops that you can hang charms from, or let you hang the patch from a button.
We've created patches for all kinds of events and organizations, such as Girl Guides, Scouts, Martial Arts, Fire Departments, and Police Departments. Whether you need a specific design for your camp, club or for fun you can count on us to create the right patch for the job! Just follow the simple three-step process below to learn how to make your own custom charm patch.
The backing is what is on the other side of the crest when you turn it over. We currently only offer heat-stick backing for our charm patches. This means you can iron them onto fabric.
In addition to heat-stick backing, our links are sewn onto the back.
A patch is made up of twill, stitching and a border. If you would like to see an example, visit our page on Custom Embroidered Patches. Charm patches also come with five loops at the bottom to which you can attach charms. You can also order a loop at the top to hang the patch from a button.
When placing your order, please indicate the patch width you want to create. To determine the overall size of the patch, add the width and height together and divide the total by 2. For example: 4.5" wide x 1.5" high equals 6" and divided by two equals 3" for the overall size. EPC Tip: Minimum text size will be 18 pts when stitched.
All custom order prices include up to 9 regular thread colours. Metallic and Glow In The Dark are offered at an additional cost.
Glow in the Dark
Merrow borders are a thick stitch that is applied to the edge after embroidery and cutting, which provides a finished trim and bulkier edge. It also makes it easier to hand sew. We also offer Laser Cut - Stitched borders. Cut to shape; this border option is perfect for custom shapes.
Laser Cut - Stitched
The amount of embroidery is also a consideration when creating a custom patch. Whether the crest is covered in only 50% thread, 75% or completely covered in 100% thread changes how much the patch will cost to produce. The number of threads can be generally calculated on how much of the twill fabric background shows through when you look at the crest or the amount of fabric that is not covered by threads.
50% coverage with red twill background.
75% coverage with blue twill background.
100% covered in thread. No twill background.
We've made designing your own custom patch easier by providing free downloadable templates. Just select the shape and size of your patch, draw your design including colour choices and crest details, and submit it using our Custom Embroidered Patch Quote Request form. It's that easy to get your custom patch started.