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What do you think of when you think about Custom Embroidery? You, might have visions of grandma sitting by the fire working away at her sewing machine, or maybe you don’t. That’s okay, we get it! Custom Embroidery is so much more and amazing than the days of grandma sewing at home.

Custom Embroidery

Here at Top Stitch Embroidery Tracy and Cody make it a point to sit down with each and every customer. They want to find out what the customer really wants in a Custom Embroidered apparel or screen printing. We aren’t your high-pressure car sales shop, we want to get to know each and every customer. It’s just you, your excellent ideas and our expert designer to help you bring your vision into a reality.


What is Custom Embroidery?

This is a common question for customers new to the process. Custom Embroidery is the process of decorating an item made from woven fabric with machined needlework. This needlework is done on computerized machines that stitch thousands of stitches per minute.

First, we start with a design that you provide or design online with our online design tool. Then we digitize it for the embroidery machine. Then we setup the chosen fabric and let the machine run its cycle and viola! Your Custom Embroidered Apparel is now ready to tell the world about your business!

What kinds of products can be Custom Embroidered?

Embroidery has been around for hundreds of years and can be done on almost anything today. Here are some of the most common items that you will see Custom Embroidery on.

  • Beanies
  • Baseball hats
  • Flatbill hats
  • Sports Jerseys
  • Hoodies
  • Polo shirts
  • Dress Shirts
  • Cardigans
  • Jackets
  • Sports zip-ups
  • Team Uniforms


What is 3D Puff Embroidery?

Most of the Custom Embroidery done today is flat embroidery. It is just like it sounds, FLAT. The stitches and slightly raised on the surface of the material but appears to be flat.

3D Puff embroidery is a technique in the industry that makes the stitching look 3 dimensional on jackets, hats and other kinds of apparel.

These types of designs usually are lettering and require typically 3,000 stitches or more to create the puffy look. These are not your typical embroidery process. Once we have determined what you are looking for, we will give you a quote for the puffed up stitching.


What Type of Design Files Do you Require?

There are two ways to create a design for your custom embroidered apparel. One, you can go to our online design tool and create your own design right there, and it will show up in our system. Two, you can create your own design at work or home and send us the file. Most people creating their own design are using adobe illustrator or photoshop. Please send us .eps, .jpg, PDF files.