What is embroidery?

Embroidery is the art of embellishing an item with a needle and thread. It dates way back to 30,000BC 🤯 and hand embroidery has a rich history around the world, but today we can digitise designs and use our Brother and Tajima industrial machines to produce your embroidered garments. 

We can provide a start-to-finish service that is ethical and eco friendly, for peace of mind for all of your embroidery needs.

Sweatshirt for Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh 

How does it work?

To prepare your design for embroidery we need to convert your digital image into an embroidery friendly format. This process is called digitising, where we convert your image into a virtual threaded design – one that our embroidery machines can read and physically sew out. There is an initial, one-off cost for each design. We can accept any image file, and the higher quality the better, however we can work with low res images. 

Once we have your design digitised, we will do a sample for you before we proceed with your whole order. This is to ensure you are happy with the way it stitches out and the colours we have chosen for it.

Once you’re happy with your design, we will apply it to the garments in the position you request. We do this by hooping up the garment with stabiliser and setting up the machines, we then thread up and load your design and the machine then stitches the design onto your products! Voila!

What can I embroider onto?

Most garments are suitable for embroidery. We run into issues when people want embroidery in awkward positions (such as pockets) where we might not be able to fit the arm of the machine. If you have any unusual requests we will always aim to work with you, or provide creative solutions to make things work but some things are not possible.

Unfortunately we cannot embroider reversible garments, as the design will not look the same from the back. Infact, embroidery can look pretty messy from the back! Another issue would be if the fabric is too thick- for example, leather or over seams. This would compromise the quality of the embroidery and potentially even break our machines, eek. Other than that, we’re all yours.

We can order in any items from Continental Clothing‘s Earth Positive or Salvage ranges, or any product from Stanley/Stella. Browse their collections and let us know what you’d like to use. 

We embroidered these amazing sweatshirts for our client @theenthusiast.co

You can order these at www.theenthusiast.co

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