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  • How to Embroider on Performancewear

    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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  • Tips for Easy Jacket Back Embroidery

    Now that it’s evident that jackets can be as profitable — if not more so — than the “normal” stuff most embroiderers sew, let’s look at the challenges of working with jackets. 

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  • Cap Embroidery Made Easy

    Understanding intricacies such as construction, hooping basics, sewing field limitations and backing choices can minimize the challenges of sewing on caps.

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Process / Production

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  • Embroidery Thread Update

    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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  • Pairing Shine and Stitches

    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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  • Jazz Up Appliqué with Variegated Thread

    An easy way to introduce more color and add variety to an appliqué design is by using multicolored thread.  

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Design + Digitizing

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  • Laser Tag

    One of the most untapped technologies in the decorated apparel industry is the embroidery laser.

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  • Special-Effects Thread Options

    As embroiderers, we experiment with all kinds of materials to create special effects. From 3-D embroidery foam to appliqué and Mylar-enhanced creations, we go all out to add glamour and interest to our embroidery. 

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  • Everything You Should Know About Nodes

    A node is a designer’s best friend in many programs. Many embroidery software programs also use nodes to create and define aspects of a shape.
     

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