Merrowed Borders
merrowed patch border


Satin Borders
satin patch border

Borders for
Embroidered Patches

There are a few border options to choose from. We recommend you choose the border option that best defines the final outcome you are trying to achieve with your custom patches and emblems.

While a border is not a requirement, it does enhance the overall look and feel. The most common borders are merrowed and satin stitched. A merrowed border is sewn on after the patch is embroidered and overlocks around its edge. It will appear to loop around the front of the patch to the back. Merrowed borders are perfect for patches that are more symmetrical in shape. If you believe you will use a “sew-on” application, then a merrowed border might be the way to go. This type of border offers the patch a more “traditional” look or style. A satin stitched border is embroidered directly into the surface of the patch leaving the edges trim and clean. It is most used when the desired effect is to look like direct embroidery. This type of border is excellent for irregular shaped designs and heat seal applications. The patches/emblems are cut out to the exact shape of the design. Stitched borders are usually between 1/16" and 1/8" wide.

We will be glad to assist you in choosing the right border for your embroidered patch or emblem project.


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