Embroidery

Pointers for Appliqué

October 3, 2016 |

Appliqué may be a fancy-sounding word complete with an accent mark, but the process is nothing more than simply sewing a piece of fabric on top of another and adding a neat border of stitches. 

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Pointers for Appliqué

September 7, 2016 |

Appliqué may be a fancy-sounding word complete with an accent mark, but the process is nothing more than simply sewing a piece of fabric on top of another and adding a neat border of stitches. 

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Back to Basics

May 17, 2016 |

When it comes to getting the biggest bang for your embroidery buck, the right backing or topping makes the difference between a ho-hum product and results that truly pop.

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Font Secrets

April 18, 2016 |

As most embroiderers inevitably discover, some customers expect you to
take a symbol they have chosen, add lettering and create a logo. This
leads to a certain amount of freedom to choose the ideal font.

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Hat Tricks

March 15, 2016 |

Experienced embroiderers know when a design will result in a quality sewout, and their customers will be happy with the results. But embroidering on headwear presents a special set of challenges, which leads many embroiderers to avoid these projects.

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Do Sweat the Small Stuff

February 11, 2016 |

If you are baking a cake and forget to add the eggs, you won’t get the desired results. The same goes for your embroidered orders. Forgetting just one thing could result in the loss of a good customer. 

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Embroidery Thread Update

March 20, 2015 |

We all know that 40 weight is the embroiderer’s every day, go-to, general-purpose embroidery thread. But if you are looking to turn out designs that are unique, customized and considered beyond the norm, it’s important to know the other thread types that are at your disposal.

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Special-Effects Thread Options

March 17, 2015 |

As embroiderers, we experiment with all kinds of materials to create special effects. From 3-D embroidery foam to appliqué and Mylar-enhanced creations, we go all out to add glamour and interest to our embroidery. 

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How to Embroider on Performancewear

March 13, 2015 |

Is the thought of embroidering on today’s popular performancewear sending you running in the opposite direction? There are reasons — billions of them — to master embroidering on this sometimes slippery, shiny, stretchy, skinny stuff. 

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Pairing Shine and Stitches

March 11, 2015 |

As an apparel decorator, you probably see bling in tasteful touches, as
well as in excess. You may even be feeling the pressure to add a little
shine to your offerings for customers.

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Training for the Large Shop

November 24, 2014 |

The larger your embroidery operation, the more you need a defined training program. Having your new-hires learn by “on-the-job osmosis” usually results in uneven job skills, an unpredictable time frame to develop trainees and no way to measure progress and retention. 

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In the Details

February 26, 2014 |

This year marked the 35th annual Impressions Awards, and it represents our showcase of the industry’s  best designs from decorators of all sizes and experience levels. 

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Essentials for Your Embroidery Shop

October 3, 2013 |

This
list of 10 necessities can help provide you with the right tools to
make for an enjoyable embroidery business. – See more at:
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10 necessities can help provide you with the right tools to make for an enjoyable embroidery business. 

This
list of 10 necessities can help provide you with the right tools to
make for an enjoyable embroidery business. – See more at:
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Made in the USA: A Case Study, Part 2 of 2

October 3, 2013 |

In the final installment of this two-part series, contributing writer Deborah Jones shares her findings as she revisits an embroidery company that has retooled aspects of its embroidery operation to make it more functional and efficient.
 

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How to Applique on Fleece

August 28, 2012 |

Appliqué on fleece, like any appliqué, is a fairly straightforward process. The two variances when compared to “normal” embroidery are the placement line in the design and getting the fabric cutout to fit inside that placement line.

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