Widows Sons Scotland – North

Patches are among the most versatile forms of expression. You can use them to customise your clothing and accessories in a variety of ways, from affixing them to backpacks to proclaim personal interests to wearing them as badges to show group affiliation. Embroidered patches perform these functions best, showcasing superior quality, workmanship, and durability compared to other types. Presented Widows Sons Scotland custom motorcycle patch puts all those attributes on full display.

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The Widows Sons International Masonic Riders Association began small. Founded by Freemasons in the U.S. in 1998, the club’s mission was to help the widows and orphans of other Masons. Fast forward to the present, and the club now has chapters worldwide. Beyond helping the unfortunate family members of their own order, they seek to raise awareness of Freemasonry through volunteering and other good works among the public. In 2005, Widows Sons Scotland (WSS) was founded to further the Association’s laudable aims. They designed a custom motorcycle patch that melds the branding of the Widows Sons with their own Scottish heritage.

If you are a member of the WSS, then the symbolism of this patch will speak to you on a spiritual level. The shape of the pyramid itself symbolises the 3 degrees of progression within the Masons, and the points represent the 3 burning tapers set around a Masonic altar. At each point within the pyramid, one of the three mason’s tools is depicted: the square at the top, the level at the bottom right, and the plumb at the bottom left.

The golden wings symbolise free will, while the radiant sunburst suggests both the Lodge Master and the enduring nature of Freemasonry. Along with the patch’s stitched golden border, these tones brighten the image while suggesting the worth of these shining details. The all-seeing eye is meant to remind you that your thoughts and actions are always being observed and judged, so you should think and act accordingly. The blue of the pupil and white of the radiant lines underscore the spiritual nature of the symbol while also tying the in with the background of the patch.

The words “Widows Sons Scotland North” are stitched around the patch’s perimeter in a large, easily legible font, denoting the chapter and region. All of these details are set against the flag of Scotland, a white St. Andrew’s Cross on a brilliant blue field, which assures the patch will stand out and proclaim your Scottish pride.

With such deep meaning attributed to the imagery, it is important that each element is rendered with meticulous care. Produced by Patchion LTD, embroidered Widows Sons Scotland patch is accurate down to the minute details. Each feather on the outspread wings, every ray of sunlight, and the shape of each tool is carefully stitched. The colours are accurate, with richness and depth that can’t be replicated in a printed patch. Whether you are a member of the WSS, or a collector looking for a new souvenir, this patch will not disappoint.

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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.