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Contemporary embroidery is stitched with a computrized embroidery machine using patterns digitized with Embroidery Software. In machine embroidery, different types of "fills" add texture and design to the finished work. Embroidery is used to add logod and monograms to business shirts or jackets, gifts, and team apparel as well as to decorate household linens, draperies, and decorator fabrics that mimic the elaborate hand embroidery of the past.

How does embroidery work?

Embroidery. What do you think if you hear the word? Nowadays, embroidery on textile is being made with digital programs and advanced embroidery machinesBut the speed and the detailed embroidery are improved enormously because of the recent expert techniques. In this article, I want to explain you how embroidery works on headwear and textile. To conclude, you can read a few important points that you have to know about embroidery.


First, the digital file is being prepared on the computer. The design has to be translated into the number of stitches. This is called the DIGITIZING. The embroidery DIGITIZING is being made on the computer automatically.

The embroidery FILE is a program, it’s the digital blueprint that says where the stitches have to be.

This is being made automatically, but manual adjustments are necessary. An embroidery expert has to finetune the embroidery File. You can see how a digital embroidery card is being made in the video below. When the embroidery File is being made, the embroidery can start.

Let’s say that we want to embroider 10 Polo shirts. Every Polo shirt has to be prepared for the embroidery machine. Sewing experts determine the zone where the design has to be embroidered.

Next, every Garment is attached to the sewing machine. The sewing machines are doing the embroidery itself. We always make a sample piece before we embroider all pieces. This is important to check if the settings of the machine are right. Not everybody does a sample as a quality check-up, so make sure that your embroidery partner does a sample embroidery. If the sample is good, all pieces can be embroidered.

Thereafter, each Garment has to be cleaned. There is a thin paper on the embroidery that has to be removed manually with HAND. Also little details like threads are being removed. This is precise and detailed work. There can be damage from the moment that you remove the wrong thread.


Yes, you can embroider on anything: caps, beanies, sweaters, T-shirts, sweatpants… However, with embroidery there is a continuous action through the textile. This means that the fibers are a bit broken, and the flexibility of the textile is interrupted. That’s why we don’t advise to do embroidery on a T-shirt. As a T-shirt is not as thick as a sweater, the embroidery can have a negative impact on the textile. So it’s mostly difficult if the textile is thin. But eventually, a little embroidery is okay.

Keep in mind the Trurnaround depands on the complexity of the Design /Artwork, it usually takes 2-3 days to design and test when the expert and Customer agree on the final design the process of the Embroidery Starts. 

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