When a design is described as “all embroidery”, it only uses thread sewn onto the garment to produce the artwork, no patches involved.
Frequently used for detailed artwork, logos, lines of text and more.
Due to the use of threads gradients, blending, and shading will not turn out like it does on a screen. Solid colors are strongly recommended.
Sheets of fabric twill cut according to the design.
Available in single layered or double layered designs.
Available in zig-zag or satin stitching (outline). (More below)
Commonly used for athletic/greek organizations for their letters, nicknames, and semesters.
Also known as “applique” or “tackle twill”
Single Layered Patches
A patch stitched on to the garment with no background
Double Layered Patches
A background layer is sewn on the garment first, then the letter itself creating a double layered effect.
This option is the most popular choice.
Zigzag Stitching (Patches)
Refers to the stitching securing the patch onto the garment, using a column of stitching spaced apart.
Most common and default option.
Satin Stitching (Patches)
Refers to the stitching securing the patch onto the garment, using a very dense parallel column of stitching with no spacing in between.
Creates a eye catching outline around the patch(s).
Letter Color (Patches)
This is the color of the topmost layer when looking at double layered patches.
Also known as “foreground color”
Background Color (Patches)
The border and bottom layer in a two layered patch design.
The process of rendering an image or design into an embroidery file.
Using a layer of foam and satin stitching in the shape of the design; this technique creates a puffy and 3D look.
Commonly used on hats for a bold look.
Refers to embroidery under the letters and lower back embroideries. Typically embroideries more than 7 inches in width.
Refers to embroidery on the hood, sleeves, left or right chest area, anything less than 6 inches in width.