The embroidery is done on the patch in such a way that it completely covers the stiff base on which it is done. A lot of these patches have an edge which is embroidered thus creating a border. Different materials are used to make patches but usually thick materials are preferred. Those patches that are attached to the fabric using a heat sensitive adhesive are permanently bonded to the fabric. Only those patches that are sewn to the fabric are removable.
The designs of the patches vary as per the requirement. The patches used by various institutions have unique designs that are used on the dress materials of their members. It carries the membership information or an emblem. Sometimes embroidered patches are used to mark designations or accomplishments. These patches are then attached to the uniform.
There are many reasons for people to use embroidered patches. One of the reasons is that they are not very expensive. The new technological developments have helped in further reducing the cost. Another reason is that these patches can easily be attached to any dress material that you prefer. You can attach them to caps, shirts, jackets, sweatshirts etc. A third reason would be that the patch will remain on the fabric once attached, irrespective of the washing or the cleaning process that it undergoes. Its contribution to fashion is another reason for the increased preference for embroidered patches. You can make the designs you like on the patch and attach it to your dress material. This will give a new and elegant look to the dress that you wear.