How To Embroidery On Fabrics
Fashionable Embroidery Fabrics
Author: Angela Oliver
There are many types of embroidery fabrics so logos can be embroidered to any type of apparel or
accessories. Materials used for embroidery can be chosen to suit any fashion style from athletic to
corporate casual. The types of fabric used may require embroidery to be done a little differently.
Below is a listing of the many types of fabrics used in embroidery and the differences in types of
Basic cotton is the one most popular choice in embroidery because T-shirts are a
great way to display a logo and are inexpensive. Basic cotton is a lightweight material so it
requires fewer stitches than heavier fabrics
Cotton/Polyester blended fabrics are another light-weight material, also very
popular for embroidery. Again, it uses fewer stitches because the fabric simply cannot hold that
Woven fabrics like twill, chino, and tweed use a diagonal weave to create a
stronger fabric with diagonal lines for a more dramatic effect. Woven fabrics are thicker than
basic cotton and therefore can take more threads for a given embroidery pattern or logo.
Knit fabrics use a complex interlocking pattern that makes it more flexible than
woven fabrics. It can stretch is all directions, so most knit fabrics are made with acrylic
material for shape retention. Logos must be specially prepared to be embroidered onto knit fabric
due to the many threads and loops in the knit fabric.
Fleece is a thick and springy fabric made from synthetic materials. Since fleece
has a raise fuzzy surface, proper underlay stitching must be used in order to keep the stitches
from being lost in the fabric. If not embroidered properly, little bits of fleece may come through
the embroidered logo.
Nylon is another synthetic fiber used in a number of apparel items. Jackets and
vests are very popular items for embroidery.
Leather or Suede.
Leather and Suede are very thick materials, rich representation of group or
business. Leather jackets used for embroidery are engineered for easy access for embroidery
machines in the left pocket area. Letterman jackets of leather and suede are a classic look to
include in corporate apparel.
Canvas, Denim, Twill and Poplin are all woven fabrics that are very thick and
look great with embroidery. Denims and Twills and others come in a variety of shades and colors,
and seamless denims are perfect candidates for embroidery.
Micro-fiber is a material made from very thin fibers of synthetic material that
resists water and wind, so it's perfect for staying dry and looking professional.
Micro-fiber is perfect for professional or athletic outerwear.
Sweaters made of various materials including cotton and polyester, and are ready
Backpacks, Duffle bags, Totes.
Tote bags and other bags are made of cotton twill, 100% cotton, polyester,
nylon, and a variety of other materials that are used for embroidery.
Carrying cases are useful for a number of reasons and are a fashionable way to
Pricing of embroidery fabrics depends on the type of material, while some are
relatively inexpensive, others materials of higher quality are worth a higher price. There are also
a great number of apparel items available in many different kinds of fabrics.
About the author:
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