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If you want to put a photo on a patch, our dye sublimation patches are the only real answer.

Embroidery cannot reproduce the detail of a picture, but we can. Photo patches are popular to remember someone you love, living or deceased. You also can take a picture of a prized possession and have us put that on a photo patch. We have even reproduced a picture of a person's tattoo onto a fabric patch. Anything you can take a picture of, we can put onto a custom photo patch.

   custom photo patch detail of dye sublimation photo patch photo memorial patch service bars photo patch Iditarod dog picture patchmemorial run photo patch

Click any patch above to see what dyed patches look like up close. Unlike embroidered patches, the name, design, or photo is permanently dyed into the cloth by the same process that swimsuits and colorful sportswear use. This means you can get unlimited colors and extremely fine detail. Also, the patch edges and patch background can be dyed to a perfect match.

Our customers like the low minimum of ONE patch, that the patches are 100% made in the USA, and the detailed clean look with no threads to fray. Prices start at $11.95 for a single patch to as low as $3.25 for 100+ custom patches. See the complete price list below.

Our specialty is the attention we give to your image to make each customized patch look its best. We send proofs to ensure your satisfaction with your personalized fabric patches. See our chart of sizes/shapes/edges and prices below, or go straight to our secure shopping cart to order your custom patch today.


Up to 4" circles & squares, 3"x4" ovals, 3"x5" rectangles, small rockers, & shields
Up to 12 square inches

QTY = 1 2-5 6-15 16-25 26-50 51-100 Over 100
$11.95 $8.25 $6.25 $5.00 $4.25 $3.75 $3.25

6" 8" 10" circles, 4"x6"  6 7/8"x11" 9"x12" ovals,
3"x10" 3"x12"  8"x10" rectangles, rockers
Over 12 square inches

QTY = 1 2-5 6-15 16-25 26-50 51-100 Over 100
$18.00 $14.50 $12.50 $11.00 $10.00 $9.00 $8.25

Prices are for each patch, sew-on backing. Similar patches, such as with text change only, can be grouped for price breaks.
Iron-on: Add $1 for standard size, $3 for oversized.
Velcro hook: Add $2.50 for standard size, $7.50 for oversized.
Shipping/handling starts at $2.95 for up to 5 patches.

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Most of our in-stock patches are available in black, white, red, and navy edges.
Look for the color key for each patch size & shape.
*Note: WHITE edge patches are very versatile - we can dye the edge to match any background color or to a contrasting background color. 

We can get other shapes, sizes, and edges with a special order.
Check our Leftover List for patches we have on hand that do not require a special order.


  SQUARES - with ROUNDED corners
Sizes Edge colors Sizes Edge colors
2" 2"
2 1/2" 2 1/2"
3" 3"
3 1/2" 4"
6" oversize   Rounded Top 3"x4" black edge
Rounded Top 3"x3.5" black or white* edge
8" oversize    Top Point "Interstate" 2.5"x3.25" black edge
10"oversize Route 66 "US Hwy" 3"x3.5" black or white* edge



Sizes Edge colors Sizes Edge colors
1.38" x 2.75" 1" x 3"
1.5" x 3.25" 1.25" x 4"
2" x 3.5" 1.5" x 4"
2" x 4" 1.5" x 2.5"
3" x 4" 2" x 3"

4" x 6" oversize

2" x 4"
6 7/8" x 11" oversize 2.5" x 4"
9" x 12" oversize 3" x 4"
    2" x 5.25"
ROCKERS 3" x 5"
3/4" x 2 7/8" Fits 3" 3" x 10" oversize
1.5" x 5" Fits 4" 3" x 12" oversize
2.25"x10.5" oversize Fits
all oversized patches but recommended for 8" circles, 8"x10" rectangles, and vertical ovals
8"x10" oversize
3"x12.25" oversize

all oversized patches but recommended for 10" circles, 8"x10" rectangles, and vertical ovals


See the list of small quantities left from previous orders - no special order charge needed to get these special sizes

*Note: WHITE edge patches are very versatile - we can dye the edge to match any background color or to a contrasting background color. 

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All I can say is: WOW these look way better than I expected. Thank you so much for the patches. The price was actually the most reasonable on the net and the quality is clearly above extraordinary. B.C., CA

No set-up cost No minimum order Quick turnaround
100% Made in the USA
No per color or per stitch charge because the design is dyed

What are dyed patches?

Are they durable?

The design is molecularly bonded with the fabric, so they are extremely durable. Customer tests report you can do anything to the patches - scrub them, launder them, expose them to salt water, wear them in the rain - they do fail the broil test, however.

If you can go out in the rain wearing polyester, you can do the same with our patches. The image will not run or bleed because it is permanently dyed into the fabric. The image will not scratch off as in screen printing or get snagged as in embroidery because it is molecularly bonded, subsurface.

Why would I want these rather than embroidered patches?

We Do Not Make Embroidered Patches

Below are photos of embroidered patches we were asked to reproduce, with the embroidered on the left and our dye sublimation versions on the right. We sometimes add drop shadows to text to simulate three-dimensionality. Note that the lettering is actually more readable and the map is more accurate and detailed in our dyed version.
embroidered vs. dyed patches
compare embroidered to dye sub
compare embroidered text to dyed text

To Order or Get an Instant Quote
Use our Buy/Quote Patches button to provide us with your personalization, see complete shipping costs and options, and order multiple types of products in one order. You can get a quote without providing your image or your payment information. We do not need to see your image to tell you the price.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal, or you can indicate if you will be mailing a check or money order.

Mail or email your photos or artwork to the address below. All photos mailed to us are returned unharmed. Click here for details on files we can accept.

Some companies pride themselves on how rough a sketch they can turn into a beautiful patch. Although we are quite skilled with our software, we expect art to be in usable form because we do not charge a setup or art fee or require a minimum order.  We will gladly do minor touch-ups, enhancements, and text resets, but we do not create art from scratch or from rough pencil sketches.

We will email back a proof before making your patches. Most products take 2-7 days to make. If you have a deadline, please fill in the must-receive-by date on the shopping cart so we can keep your needs visible as we work.

We ship anywhere in the world.

If you have additional questions, you are welcome to call or write before placing your order.

Please do not submit crude or off-color designs or text, or images for which you do not hold the copyright. We will not make products we consider lewd, vulgar, or just generally inappropriate and we will refund your money

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Answers to frequently asked questions:
We do not embroider  - the only stitching is the edge - click on any image to see what we do up close
The prices for sizes/shapes we stock are on our site
Special orders are possible but not if the shape is too detailed - the alternative is a non-edged patch 3403 N. Bobwhite, Ozark, MO 65721
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