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Commercial 4 head embroidery machine


Flat & Hat Embroidery, Custom patches, Merrowed patches, Jacket backs, Puff embroidery, & In-house digitizing

Whether you're looking to add a personal touch to your company's uniforms, create unique promotional items, or design stylish custom gear, understanding the various embroidery techniques and options is key. Here's a comprehensive introduction to commercial embroidery and the different methods and styles available.

commercial embroidery on a piece of faux leather

Direct "Flat" Embroidery

Direct embroidery involves stitching your design directly onto the fabric of the garment. This method is durable and has a high-quality finish, making it perfect for logos, monograms, and other intricate designs. Direct embroidery is commonly used on shirts, jackets, bags, and other apparel items. The result is a professional, polished look that stands up to wear and tear.

an example of an embroidered hat

Direct "Hat" Embroidery

Hat embroidery refers specifically to the process of embroidering on curved surfaces like caps and hats. This requires specialized equipment and techniques to ensure the design conforms to the shape of the hat. Flat embroidery, on the other hand, is done on flat surfaces like t-shirts, jackets, and bags. Each type has its own set of challenges and requires expertise to achieve the best results

3d puff embroidery depicting a rose.

​Puff Embroidery:

Puff embroidery, also known as 3D embroidery, adds a raised, three-dimensional effect to your design. This technique uses foam under the stitches to create a textured, standout appearance. Puff embroidery is often used for caps, hats, and other items where you want to create a bold, eye-catching design. It’s especially popular for lettering and simple logos.

image of a butterfly being converted into digitized stitching format


Digitizing is the process of converting your artwork or logo into a digital file that the embroidery machine can read. This involves mapping out each stitch, determining thread colors, and setting the design parameters. Digitizing is a crucial step in the embroidery process because it ensures that your design is accurately replicated in thread. Quality digitizing can make a significant difference in the final appearance of your embroidered items.

embroidered patches

Embroidered Patches

Embroidered patches are a versatile and cost-effective way to add branding or decoration to your items. These patches are created separately from the garment and then sewn or ironed onto the item. They can be made in various shapes and sizes and are perfect for uniforms, bags, and promotional items. Embroidered patches are durable and can be easily applied to different materials.

Merrowed patches

Merrowed Patches

Merrowed patches are a type of embroidered patch characterized by their distinctive, finished edge. The merrowed edge is created using a special stitching technique that wraps around the patch's perimeter, giving it a clean, professional look. This type of patch is especially durable and has a polished appearance, making it ideal for uniforms, jackets, and other items where a high-quality finish is desired.


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