Chenille is a fabric made with
fringed silken thread used in combination with wool or cotton and sewn
in tight loops to give a 3-D effect.
chenille patches are made with acrylic yarn backed by either one or two
layers of scrim felt. All patches are machine was only.
CHENILLE The chenille part of the letter is the actual yarn in the letter. TRIM The
trim or "chain stitch" is the actual stitch that borders the letter.
95% of letters will have the same color trim as the chenille, but in
some cases, the trim can be a different color in order to show a
contrast. FIRST LAYER OF FELT The
first layer is the piece of scrim felt that is directly sewn to the
actual chenille. When looking at a letter with two layers of felt, it
would be considered the first or innermost border.
In many cases, this can be the same color as the chenille to give it a fuller look. 2ND LAYER OF FELT The second layer of scrim felt is the bottom most piece of felt that would be considered the outermost border.
1 layer of felt
2 layer of felt
* One layer of felt is most common
* Measured in height of chenille(yarn to yarn). Add approx .5" for felt