Should You Choose a Woven or Embroidered Jiu Jitsu Gi Patch?

When it comes to ordering custom BJJ patches you will need to make some decisions before finalizing the order. Some things you will need to think about are thread and background colors, quantities, design details, patch size, and the wording you want on your patch. You will also need to decide whether you want a woven Jiu Jitsu Gi patch or an embroidered one. You may think that there isn’t much difference between the two, but the truth is, there is actually is a difference. In order to learn more about how a woven Jiu Jitsu Gi patch is different from an embroidered one, read on:

Woven Patches

If you are looking for custom BJJ patches with very fine details and or very small lettering then it is good to know that woven patches have a tighter weave than embroidery. Because of the finer thread counts the quality of the graphics will be clearer on woven patches, particularly at the smaller sizes. Woven patches are flatter and thinner than embroidery and are generally easier to sew and iron onto the Gi. However, woven patches tend to have a longer turnaround time than embroidered patches, so if you are in a rush then embroidery will be a better choice. With woven patches you are limited to eight inches in size. For this reason most schools will use embroidered patches for the back of their Jiu Jitsu gi’s since ten to twelve inches is the preferred back patch size.

Embroidered Patches

Unlike the woven patches listed above, embroidered patches tend to have a certain lift when placed on the fabric of the Gi. This is due to the thickness and layers of the threads that the patch is made of. Most people like the fact that embroidered patches will look more three dimensional than woven patches. If you have any type of very fine detail that you need to capture, embroidered patches probably aren’t the best choice, although most of the time the design can be modified to work. Keep in mind that embroidered patches take less time to manufacture so embroidery is ideal for rush orders.

So, as you can see, there are certainly advantages and disadvantages of choosing each type of patch. How can you know which one to choose? You can certainly take a look at your needs. For instance, if you have budget constraints, embroidered patches tend to be on the cheaper side, but price will typically come down to the patch size and quantity ordered. The best way to find out what design is right for you is to contact us for a free quote. We will be happy to recommend which type of patch would be better for your specific needs and patch design. You will not only find out how much the patches will cost, you will also find out how long it will take to manufacture them.