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  • Success with Stock Designs

    Creating stock designs gives you the freedom to express yourself and the process can be rewarding. However, there are restrictions to that freedom.

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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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Process / Production

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  • Take Advantage of Monogram Madness

    When I opened my Internet browser two weeks before Christmas, I was stunned to see the term “monogram” was the No. 1 trending topic.

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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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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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