Embroidery Design: DIY Patch Flattened Oval
4 sizes

$8.95

These expertly digitized files allow you to insert your designs or lettering into the patch outlines and easily create custom patches with any materials of your choice!

Quality Digitizing Guaranteed: Having created millions of embroidered patches for large companies across North America since 1958 and with 30 digitizing awards under our belt, we guarantee these designs were digitized correctly to run smoothly on your embroidery machine from start to finish. These patch designs were specially digitized to replicate professional embroidery patches’ merrowed edges using old-school “fan and lock” attributes.

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Description

For decades embroidery patches have been an artistic way to share a piece of yourself with the world. Imagine showcasing your achievements, beliefs, or hobbies & impressing others with custom embroidery patches.

This Design Comes in 4 Sizes and comes formatted for all popular machine brands including art, dst, exp, hus, jef, pes, shv, vip, vp3 and xxx:

  1. 1.67″ x 2.5″ Flattened Oval Patch – 2.5 inch: 2643 stitches
  2. 2.01″ x 3.00″ Flattened Oval Patch – 3 inch: 3179 stitches
  3. 2.34″ x 3.5″ Flattened Oval Patch – 3.5 inch: 3741 stitches
  4. 2.67″ x 4.00″ Flattened Oval Patch – 4 inch: 4230 stitches

Machine design files, SVG files, and video/PDF tutorial instructions are included with this embroidery design.

A Note From John Deer On These Patch Files:

John Deer; Owner of Embroidery LegacyOur Legacy is firmly rooted in the mass production of patches/emblems. Our original company name was “Dress Crest Embroidery” (Crest is another word for patches), and since 1958, we have created millions of patches for hundreds of companies across North America. So I think it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about the Patch making process.

Traditionally the unique finished edge on Patches has been produced for well over the last 100 years using a Merrow machine, which is why they are traditionally known as a merrow border.

I remember as a child hearing a dozen Merrow machines roaring out patches. These machines were lightning quick; a well trained Merrow operator can whip out a 3-inch circular patch in a matter of seconds!

Knowing most embroiderers would never consider purchasing a machine so specific to a single purpose, we’ve replicated the “Fan and Lock” attributes merrow machines are famous for using only your embroidery machine.

Embroidery Patch Merrow Edge ExampleI did many decades ago learn to operate a merrow machine (my grandfather wanted me to learn every job in our factory), and although I never came close to the speed and precision of our merrow operators’, I did learn the process of how it created its border and how to ease into curves and precisely navigate angles. Never dreaming that decades later, I would be recreating production-friendly embroidery files that so closely resemble a traditional “Merrow Border,” a trained eye would need to look twice to determine which is which!

I was so excited about my results in completing the four traditional Patch shapes (circles, ovals, squares, and rectangles) in four popular sizes. Please keep in mind that all these files are only available in “machine file” formats (such as art, dst, emb, exp, hus, jef, pes, shv, vip, vp3 & xxx) and not object-based EMB files.

The reason why is that I had a huge amount of “old-school” tweaking that needed to be done for each shape and each size so they would be perfect. These designs are NOT meant to be resized or edited in any way as this is guaranteed to have a negative effect.

Keeping in mind that our objective was to create a truly professional result, I have included the stitch files to “manually precut” your twill for perfect results, as well as including an SVG file that will “automatically cut” your twill using your own Cameo, Scan-N-Cut, or Silhouette cutters.