A good flag design (and therefore a good patch design) is simple yet distinctive. Contrasting bands of color, either horizontal or vertical, can stand alone or be used as a background. Reverse color lettering spelling out the name of the state, organization or affiliation works well on a patch. Conversely, a strong, recognizable emblem or logo, atop a contrasting field of color, creates a very striking, visual image for either a flag or an embroidered patch.Flags of the 194 nations of the world are popular patches, as are the flags of the 50 states of the U.S. There are many variations of the U.S. flag patch, including “rippled” waving flag patches, a “reverse” patch with the field of stars on the right (as a flag waving in a wind would fly if the patch wearer was moving forward). And even historical flags from the early days of the United States, showing star patterns employed when there were less than 50 states.
Other distinctive flags are frequently copied in patch designs. The pirate Jolly Roger skull and crossbones, nautical anchors, red/white diver in the water, and many other flag designs are the basis of popular embroidered patches.
With more than 120 years of experience, the Chicago Embroidery Company has designed and manufactured a wide variety of flag patches for customers.We have made many tens of millions of U.S. flag patches and at one point made over a million flags per year for the National Boy Scouts alone. Learn more about ordering custom embroidered patches at www.c-emblem.com or by calling 312-664-4232.