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Embroidered Patches Vs Direct Embroidery for Custom Uniforms

Companies looking to have uniforms embroidered with their custom logo are presented with a decision when placing their order. The question being should they go with embroidered patches which they sew onto the uniforms, or have their logo directly embroidered into the garment itself?

Embroidered Patches

Patches have been used throughout the years in a variety of applications - school uniforms, military uniforms, varsity jackets - the list goes on… and on. It’s a popular technique, no doubt about it, but what makes it so popular exactly?

Patches are basically embroidered pieces of fabric that are then applied using different methods to the garment of your choice. The reason why a lot of people are so fond of using it is because it is generally inexpensive and manufactured in bulk.

They are also low maintenance in a DIY sense since you won’t need to worry about having to match it to a particular garment because it comes with either a sticker-like backing or one that is suitable for heat-transfer. They can also be sewn on as required or attached using a Velcro strip applied to both the garment and the patch.

On the embroidery side, patches are also easier to manufacture since the embroiderer does not have to worry about digitizing it to match a particular fabric. Most patches are sewn onto twill backing which is firm and smooth; perfect for embroidery. There is little issue about fabrics that can’t accommodate a high stitch count or fabric tearing in the middle of being sewn.


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The Professional Embroidery Process

Embroidery is a process where thread is stitched onto your garment. Some of the more popular items that embroidery is used for are: polo shirts, jackets, hats and corporate wear. With embroidery you can create a professional look which will last longer than the inks used in screen printing.

Some logos may have to be altered a little if embroidery is the preferred method though, because it is very difficult to recreate shading using threads. It is also difficult sometimes to get very small text to sew out well using embroidery due to the limitations of needle and threads.

Embroidery machines have been developed with multiple heads that will allow you to embroider 2, 4, 6 or even 10 pieces at a time saving on costs to set up each logo which is passed along to the customer!

Embroidery pricing is usually determined by the number of stitches in the customer’s logo and the number of pieces being embroidered.

Embroidery Logo Guide

In order to create GREAT embroidery, you first need to look at your logo. LESS is MORE. Create a logo with great color and simplicity! Some of the best logos are simple, clean and basic. These types are the ones that people remember and they are easy to maintain the integrity of no matter how you use it i.e. letterheads, business cards, garments or magnets etc. The best logos work anywhere without modification.

Remember the more detail, the more time to set up for embroidery and the longer it takes to run on the machines.

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Make The Most Of Embroidery Services

If you’re looking for custom clothing, there is no better way to get a polished look than to use embroidery services. You might like the idea of screen printing, and it’s true that these shirts could be perfect for casual wear. If you need something that will give you a polished look and a professional edge, then you really want to consider embroidery services before any other. Keep in mind that you can use embroidery on just about any material, so you won’t be limited by uniform types or articles of clothing. You’ll be able to put your logos and slogans on anything you like, starting with t-shirts and polo shirts.

This is most appealing to small business owners who want to present a unified front for their customers. When you can put together employee uniforms using embroidery services, then you will know you can give a polished appearance. The logos and slogans are entirely up to you. You can even work with a designer to ensure that your logos will look exactly as you want them once applied to the clothing. If you don’t already have a logo, you can seek the help of a designer to put one together expressly for the embroidery services. The important thing is that you’ll get a great uniform for your employees, and you’ll never have to worry that someone else has something similar.

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This huge #embroidery #sample board. Some names I knew and some I didn’t…. #Logos #Patches #Whatever


This huge #embroidery #sample board. Some names I knew and some I didn’t…. #Logos #Patches #Whatever