Utah Flag Stick-On Patch
✍️ The Design: The new Utah flag (or Beehive Flag as it is sometimes called) fits well within the ranks of the best US State Flags. All Utahns should be proud of the beehive flag and what it represents.
The red base represents the iconic red earth of southern Utah and its canyons.
The white mountains represent the best snow on earth and the five peaks of the mountains represent the five indigenous tribes of Utah.
Above that is a blue sky which the final legislation says represents faith.
The hexagon in the center represents the people of Utah and their strength. Inside of it is the iconic beehive that you see around the state. It represents Industry, community and the year 1847. Below it is a five-pointed star which represents the year 1896 which is when Utah finally became a US State.
Learn about the full history of all of Utah's State Flags on the Flagged For Content Podcast with the Utah Flag Institue's Erik Nystul
This patch is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles by our friends at Outpatch.
- Peel and stick embroidered patch (NO iron or sewing necessary)
- Great for water bottles, clothing, laptops, coolers, or anywhere you want to rock it.
- Machine washable (washing machine or dishwasher)
If applying your patch to a new clothing item be sure to pre-wash the item beforehand (without fabric softener).
Peel off the paper backing behind the patch and lightly apply it onto your preferred item. You can still move the patch around at this point to get the right positioning.
Once the placement is juuuust right apply firm pressure, preferably using a hard object, to all areas of the patch (especially the edges). Pressure is the key factor for a strong bond!
To seal the bond, blow a hair dryer to the backside of the patch through the fabric for 10-15 minutes, or directly onto the patch if on a non-fabric item. For fabric items you can also throw them in the dryer for 15 minutes on low heat to seal the bond.
Wait 72 hours before machine washing and wash separately from other clothing when washing for the first time. Turn patched garment inside out before washing/drying and do not dry on hot setting.
While the adhesive backing on the patch is designed to stick specifically to wearables (including leather) and other fabric materials, you can also place your patches on non-fabric items such as a laptop, phone case, journal, and so on. However, Outpatch only recommends applying patches to those items if you are ok with a permanent application. For these kinds of items remember to apply heat with a hair dryer for at least 10-15 minutes to seal the bond. Of course be sure that the item you're applying the patch to can withstand the heat as well!
Outpatch donates a set portion of each patch sale to a community-based nonprofit supporting the place or cause that patch represents.
When selecting nonprofit partners, their aim is to ensure funds end up with the people best positioned to decide how to positively impact their communities. This means they look for nonprofits that are led by members of the community they serve because surprisingly little is invested in them.