EmbroideryStitches101

 

The elegance and style of quality embroidered apparel will certainly help your organization make a great first impression!

Different logos, as well as different apparel materials, may require or look nicer with different embroidery techniques. In addition, the type of material to be used should be established before deciding on the right stitch for the job, so it is usually best to make an apparel choice before digitizing a job for embroidery.

To give your company the most impressive product possible, we use three basic specialty embroidery stitches to create your custom embroidered apparel. Each stitch will create a different appearance on the fabric, since each offers its own look and texture.

The three stitches below might be combined, or used individually, depending on the project. To give your custom embroidery a rich and detailed presentation our professional digitizing service will make sure your logo will be embroidered with the stitch that works best for your artwork and apparel.

1. < SATIN STITCH

The satin stitch (also called damask stitch in different industries) is a functional, basic, but elegant stitch that serves many purposes. The threads lie flush and neat against the fabric to display a flat, even texture with a nice sheen, resembling satin fabric. The satin stitch is utilized for most lettering, as well as for outlining larger lettering and designs. These shiny stitches also work well for filling in small areas and for highlighting larger designs.

2. FILL STITCH >

The fill stitch is the most versatile stitch since it works nicely on all types of fabric. Used to fill big design areas with color, fill stitches can act as a foundation beneath other types of embroidery. It may be used create a stable surface for detailed embroidery on light fabrics such as silk. It might also be used simply to add texture or color to a design that might otherwise seem lackluster. Fill stitches interweave many rows of thread to create solid areas, or even a variety of patterns, like weaving or chain. Please note that a fill stitch can add costs to a design quickly, since projects are priced by the stitch count.

3. < WALKING (or RUNNING) STITCH

Whether this stitch is referred to as walking or running, it is the same stitch. The stitches are applied in single lines, primarily for detailed work and intricate designs, or sometimes as an outline. When called for, this stitch may even be used to give a hand-sewn appearance to a project. When combined with other types of specialty embroidery, walking stitches can create a product with a lot of detail.