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Guide to Choosing the Perfect Border for Your Custom Patches

As you plan your custom patches, you may have thought about the different border options available to you. Each border style has its own unique benefits and appearance, so it’s worth taking some time to consider which one would be the best fit for your design. Let’s take a closer look at the four most popular border styles: no border, embroidered border, merrowed border, and frayed edges.

No Border:

The no border option is exactly as it sounds – your patch will be cut to the exact shape and size of your design, with no additional border added. This is a great option if you’re going for a more minimalistic look. Without a border, your patch will blend seamlessly into the garment or item it’s attached to.


Embroidered Border:

An embroidered border is a great way to add some extra dimension and texture to your custom patches. The border is stitched directly onto the edge of your patch, using a satin stitch or a zigzag stitch. This creates a clean and finished look, while still allowing your patch to stand out. You can choose to use the same thread color for your border as your design, or you can choose a complementary color to make it pop.

Merrowed Border:

A merrowed border is created using a special machine that wraps thread around the edge of your patch, creating a thick and durable border. The thread used for a merrowed border is typically a contrasting color to your design, which makes it stand out even more. This option is great for larger patches, or patches that will be worn on heavy-duty items like jackets or bags.

 Frayed Edges:

If you’re going for a more rugged and natural look, then frayed edges are the way to go. This option involves securing the edges of your patch with an interior stitch, but leaving the perimeter loose and frayed. This creates a unique and eye-catching appearance, and is great for patches that are meant to be worn on more casual or outdoorsy items.

Final Takeaways

When deciding on a border option for your custom patch, it’s important to think about the look you’re going for and the intended use of the patch. Are you looking for something sleek and professional, or something more fun and casual? Are you attaching your patch to a heavy-duty item like a backpack, or something more lightweight like a t-shirt? By considering these factors, you can choose the perfect border option to make your custom patches stand out and achieve the desired effect.

So there you have it – four different border options for your custom patches. Whether you choose no border, embroidered border, merrowed border, or frayed edges, your patches will be unique and personalized to your specific needs. Happy patch designing!