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Sacred Alien – British Heavy Metal Patches

Embroidered patches can work as a great finishing touch on an outfit or uniform. The hours of skilled craftsmanship fully capture the image of a design or logo of your choosing, while the threads and stitches contribute a warm, homely vibe. It is a fine addition to any club or organization that bestows a sense of belonging in its members.

With the lead singer first meeting his future bandmates during a chance train ride, Sacred Alien is a heavy metal/rock band that shook Manchester stages back in the 80s. Sean Canning (Sacred Alien’s lead singer) witnessed Chris Lea’s gift for drumming with an impromptu jam session using empty milk cartons in their bumpy train compartment.

They’d go on to release their single named “Spiritual Planet”, along with a few compilations. They sadly split up in 1983, but they’ve since returned to bless the rock scene with their 2021 album “The Universe Doesn’t Care About You.” The band has a natural comic and psychedelic vibe, with their logo being stylized with a futuristic sci-fi inspired font. Some even say that their music was ahead of its time, entirely fitting for the band’s futuristic motif.

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Our Sacred Alien patches aim to please the band’s fans, as it was designed with their celestial and extraterrestrial theme in mind. Pristine, white stars dot the patch’s surface—nebulous clouds of varying shades of a deep blue and indigo shade the background. The band’s name and logo are stitched in a brilliant gold that complements the other colours. The words VIGILANTE AETHERES are stitched at the bottom.

Are you thinking of forming a Sacred Alien fan club, especially now that they’re back and better than ever? We hope these patches will do this powerful rock band justice and will be welcome on a passionate fan’s chest or displayed as a proud addition to their other rock accessories.

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    Merrow Border

    Merrow border – overlock

    Nice look professional badge edging.

    Advantages:

    • 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

    Disadvantages:

    • 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.

    Advantages:

    • 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.

    Disadvantages:

    • 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.