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Choosing the Right Embroidery Backing For the Right Apparel

March 11, 2022

Embroidery backing is important for a strong foundation when embroidering on different materials and styles. Backing is a sheet of material that is hooped and embroidered along with the fabric you are embroidering. The material acts as a stabilizer, supporting the fabric and stitches while you embroider. I have worked on many decoration cases in … Continued

No More Broken Needles

September 10, 2021

While working on the Decorator and Digital Solutions Team, I have seen my share of broken needles on embroidery machines. It could be while embroidering on structured caps, heavy duck cloth material, bags or any number of items. But this doesn’t have to be the case! There are some simple steps to stop the break … Continued

Embroidery and Heat Transfer on WonderWink Scrubs

June 22, 2021

When you’re looking for scrubs, you don’t have to go far to find the WonderWink® brand and to learn why it is so popular. It provides the functionality, silhouettes and modern fabrics that medical professionals need. In the promotional industry, the kicker is that we are tasked with decorating these stretchable, lightweight and functional garments. … Continued

How to Embroider Caps – Part 2

June 9, 2021

In order to make sure your embroidered cap design comes out the best it can be (for you and your customer), there are a lot of details you need to get right. Two of the most important details are properly hooping your cap and making sure your design is perfectly digitized. Hooping Caps Whether you … Continued

Decorating Cooler Bags

May 25, 2021

Cooler bags are a popular promotional product for the home, school and office. With many types of cooler bags to consider, how do we decorate them? What do we use? What kind of problems can we expect to see? Let’s start laying this out! Potential Challenges Cooler bags have a unique set of challenges that … Continued

How To Embroider Caps – Part 1

May 12, 2021

Caps and hats are a big market in the promotional product world. Ball caps are all about variety. When you look at a cap catalog or website and there are hundreds if not thousands of choices…structured and unstructured, high profile and low profile caps. When embroidering on these different types of caps there are a … Continued

Carhartt Bags: Embroidering On Heavy Fabric & Small Pockets

March 17, 2021

Bags with heavy fabric and small pockets can be tricky and may require special set-ups to achieve success. There are many variables to consider! The decorator’s equipment, accessories and supplies all play a crucial role in both embroidery and heat transfer. The two basic techniques that you’re going to rely on for Carhartt bags are … Continued

Clamping Systems, The Embroiderer’s Best Friend

March 12, 2020

All embroiderers have struggles from time to time with an item that just cannot be hooped in a traditional tubular frame. It is a challenge that many deal with on a regular basis and it may end up with a company having to turn business and potential profits away. A clamping system is an investment … Continued