Embroidery: Production

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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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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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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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:
http://reddot10.nielsen.com/CMS/WebClient/PreviewHandler.ashx?Action=RedDot&FormEdit=true&Mode=2&PageGUID=A5BCD35519314C65BF68AB72F30BEA94&EditPageGUID=A5BCD35519314C65BF68AB72F30BEA94&EditLinkGUID=22D2F08B1C834E7E890BC275AFE21DBA&TargetContainerGuid=&Opener=1#CloseRedDot#CloseRedDot#CloseRedDot#CloseRedDot

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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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