Patches have the advantage of being a more cost-effective solution than direct embroidery in the long term. Direct embroidery is more expensive than embroidered patches. Uniforms are also required to be changed at least twice a year in several businesses, such as auto repair, gardening, and restaurants since uniforms get dirty. An embroidered patch has the advantage of being easily removed off the garment and re-sewn onto a new garment. Instead of paying for new embroidery on a new shirt, you may have the patch re-sewn onto a new garment.
Direct embroidery embeds the patch into the cloth, making it “a part” of your garment. Once you’ve applied the patch using direct embroidery, you can’t just pull it off and reapply it somewhere else. In general, if you pick direct embroidery, you will not be able to reuse your patch. You’ll need to order a new patch if you want to utilize the patch for something different.
Which one is Cost-effective?
Embroidered patches are significantly less expensive in the long run than direct embroidery and are the most cost-effective option. Direct embroidery does not allow you to reuse your embroidered patch. As a result, embroidered patches are the way to go if you want to save money while getting a patch with many different types of functionality.
If you decide to use direct embroidery, the patch is fully embedded in the material, making it a “part” of your garment. You cannot use this patch again and put it back on something else if you decide to embed it using direct embroidery. In comparison, embroidered patches are ironed or sewn onto another piece of fabric, making them easy to remove and allowing you to use the patch elsewhere if desired.