Embroidered Patches with Merrowed Borders

MAKE Vancouver is your destination for Embroidered Patches with Merrowed Borders. These classic and stylish patches have a minimum order of 25 and take a minimum of 2 weeks.


Merrowing, sometimes known as overlock sewing or overlocking is the process of wrapping thread around fabric, yielding an efficient and uniform stitch. Making these types of patches is a 4-step process using 4 different machines: 

  1. The embroidery file needs to be set up (on our computer using embroidery software). 
  2. Then the design or lettering is embroidered onto the twill fabric (using an embroidery machine). 
  3. The "patches" are then cut out of the twill fabric (die cut or hand cut). 
  4. Then the edges are merrowed (using a merrowing machine). 

Minimum Order: 25 patches
Minimum Set-up Fee: $50
(depends on stitches in embroidery) 
Minimum Time Frame: 2 weeks 

Only simple shapes can be merrowed. 
Glue backing is available but we recommend sewing the patch on as well for better longevity. 
We do not sew or glue patches on in-house but we can arrange for an added cost and 7+ additonal days).