How to Customize Your CrossFit Workout with Embroidered Patches

You just finished an intense CrossFit workout and feel great; your endorphins are pumping, and you are covered in sweat. As you head to the locker room, you notice some fellow gym-goers sporting colourful patches on their workout clothes. These aren’t just any patches, though – they’re CrossFit Kelham embroidered patches!

CrossFit Kelham is a local CrossFit gym in Sheffield City Centre, on Kelham Island, that is known for its innovative workouts and friendly community. Produced by Patchion LTD, the CrossFit Kelham patches are a popular way for members to show their gym pride.

CrossFitters are a passionate and tight-knit group, so it’s no surprise they would want to display their love for their sport and community with something as unique as an embroidered patch. What better way to show off your newfound CrossFit addiction than with a fashionable accessory?

If you’re looking to add a little personality to your workout clothes or simply want to support your local gym, consider purchasing one of these patches. They make great gifts for any occasion and are sure to please any CrossFitter in your life. Get your custom sport embroidered patches here at Patchion LTD.

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How To Choose The Right Patch

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing embroidered patches for your workout clothes. First, consider the size of the patch. You don’t want something too big or too small – it should be proportional to the size of the garment. Second, think about the design. The patch should represent something that is important to you or that reflects your personality. And finally, consider the type of fabric the patch will be attached to. Different fabrics require different types of adhesive, so choose a patch that will stay put during even the most intense workouts!

Once you have chosen the perfect patch, it’s time to attach it to your workout clothes. The best way to do this is by sewing it on. This will ensure that the patch stays in place no matter how much you move around. If you don’t know how to sew, don’t worry – plenty of YouTube tutorials can walk you through the process step-by-step.

Where To Attach The Patches

On Clothing

One of the most popular ways to use our patches is by ironing or sewing them onto clothing. This is a great way to show off your team spirit or subtly promote your brand. If you’re ironing the patch onto clothing, use a pressing cloth, so you don’t damage the garment. For best results, sew the patch onto the garment for a permanent hold.

On Bags

Another great way to use our patches is by attaching them to bags. This is especially popular with sports teams and companies who want to promote their brand at events. If you’re attaching the patch to a bag, be sure to use a strong adhesive so that it doesn’t come off when the bag is in use. For best results, sew the patch onto the bag for a permanent hold.

On Hats

Our patches can also be attached to hats! This is a great way to show off your team spirit or company logo uniquely. If you’re attaching the patch to a hat, be sure to use a strong adhesive so that it doesn’t come off when the hat is being worn. For best results, sew the patch onto the hat for a permanent hold.


Embroidered patches are a great way to personalize your CrossFit workout clothes and show your support for your gym. When choosing a patch, consider the size, design, and type of fabric before making your purchase. And when attaching the patch to your garment, sewing is always the best option!

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    Merrow Border

    Merrow border – overlock

    Nice look professional badge edging.


    • Larger durability
    • Better aesthetics
    • Better looks from the side and front of a patch
    • Best possible protection against shredding
    • Hemming the edge with a decorative lace


    • Relatively thicker and wide bordering (width 3mm)
    • Higher price of a patch
    • Available only for simple shapes (rectangle, triangle, circle and simple shields shapes)

    Hot Cut Border

    Simple hot cut or hot knife edge 

    The edge is made using the same embroidery technique, which is used to embroider the design. Then the emblem is cut as close as possible to this edge. It is also finished off thermally (hot cut). It is necessary to straighten out and protect the edge.


    • Colour of the frame always ideally matches the whole design, it is made of the same thread.
    • Better look for smaller patches
    • Best solution for complicated shapes.
    • Thin bordering available (even 1mm).
    • Lover cost than merrow border.


    • Could occur impression of not finished patch from the side

    In most cases we suggest to use merrow border. You could always ask our staff for advice. We would be happy to reply all your questions.

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Embroidered Patch Backings

    If you’re thinking about purchasing an embroidered patch that is custom made to suit your needs, you must first know what the most ideal backing material for your design. You also need to know the quality of the garment and the length of time the patch backings will last.

    Depending on the process, here are the three types of patch backing.

    1. Iron-On Backing with Heat Sealing.
    2. Velcro Backing with Hooks and Loops.
    3. Adhesive Backing with Stick-On or special adhesive.

    Before you make a decision, I will write down the advantages and disadvantages associated with each of them.

    Iron-On Backing

    When you use iron-on backing on your patch, you will only receive a temporary security, because it won't last long. This backing is ideal for ceremonial and casual clothing, but never uses it for any kind of exercises or training. They are mostly used to securely place the patch during the sewing process, so iron-on backing is not the best choice if you want to use it for your active lifestyle purposes.

    Advantages and Disadvantages:

    • Ideal for ceremonial purposes.
    • Avoid heavily worn.
    • Avoid frequent cleaning.

    VIDEO: How to Iron on an Patch

    Velcro Backing

    Velcro backing has two styles of the backing material. Hook-sided for males and Two-sided for both males and females. Hook-sided is the best choice when you need to change new patches frequently or other small adjustments like in the case of military and police uniforms. But if a loop fastener isn't attached on the clothing, we can use two-sided Velcro backing in the process.

    As in Iron-on, Velcro backing also has advantages and disadvantages:

    • More durable. You can remove the patches before cleaning so they last longer.
    • Greater Flexibility. The patches can be easily removed and reattached anytime.
    • The only disadvantage is because Velcro patches are attached loosely.

    Adhesive Backing

    The most popular and familiar kind of backing used for embroidered patches is adhesive backing. It's very convenient and the backing process is very easy. Today, this is the most ideal choice for short-term events. Adhesive backing is the best choice for one-time event, but it has its own disadvantage if you want to use for a long time.

    The advantages and disadvantages of adhesive backing are below:

    • Easy to use on any garment.
    • Ideal patch backing for a short time span.
    • Stay away when the patchwork is required to remain permanent.

    patch-attachBeacon Patch Attach is a special kind of glue that can offer an extra way to add patches onto clothing and garments. The glue joins any kind of fabric you may think of and there will be no need to sew. It is washable, non-toxic and can be removed easily when subjected to heat. Most important is this glue will keep your patches permanent.

    But among all of the methods above, the most ideal of attaching patches is by sewing them onto a garment. When sewn, the patch remains attached on the cloth for a long period of time. Experts claim that it can even last for decades.

    Having made a decision on the kind of backing you need, it is now the time to look for an expert to do all the necessary steps in designing the patches. Our business is specializing in designing the custom patches for any occasions that our customers will love. Reach out to us and we shall be ready to assist you.