What is custom embroidery?

What is custom embroidery and how is it used in clothing designs? You’re probably already familiar with embroidery—you might even have quite a few articles of embroidered clothing in your closet right now. Embroidery is everywhere. Most often seen on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, stockings, and golf shirts; embroidery is the art of working ornamental designs onto fabric.

Custom embroidered apparel

Today most custom embroidery is used to display custom artwork, logo designs, and names of organizations, businesses, and clubs on all sorts of clothing and fabrics. When it comes to custom apparel, embroidery is considered to have a higher quality finish compared to screen print and digital printed gear.

Did you know embroidery is said to have first appeared in China dating as far back as the third century BCE, and in Sweden sometime between 300 and 700 CE. These examples used basic stitch techniques including the running stitch, back stitch, and whip stitch.

Embroidery is typically thought of as a needle and thread that is stitched on fabric, although it can encompass other materials such as, pearls, beads, quills, sequins, metal, and other objects.

Decked with custom designs.

Today, embroidery is available in a wide variety of thread or yarn color, and can be used on all types of different fabrics. Computerized embroidery machines provide top-notch results, and make it easy to add festive patterns, custom letters, logos and more to your t-shirts, hoodies, polo’s, or even baseball caps.

Designing custom embroidered apparel is easier than ever. Send your custom artwork, design, or logo into a local t-shirt print shop, or find a professional to help design your vision.

Get a custom quote on your next embroidered apparel purchase. Rick’s Tease offers screen printing, embroidery, promotional products, and custom t-shirt design. Check out our other blog topics for more t-Shirt design Ideas.