Chenille is the French word for caterpillar, which refers to the texture and short pile of fabric that give patches a soft carpet like touch. A letterman jacket would not be the same without its chenille patches, Chenille Patches made by vaulted yarn weave to create fluffy. These fuzzy threads do not show the details very well. Where they shine are bold, colorful pieces with simple letters or styles. Also, chenille patches’ backing available same as embroidered patches’ backing, such as iron-on backing, adhesive backing, and more.