Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials.
The number one choice of Appliqué Fabric for Athletic Uniforms worldwide is Tackle Twill. Tackle Twill is a 100% polyester fabric woven into a very strong, very durable twill pattern. The polyester twill has a high gloss coating applied to the surface which adds satin sheen to it.
ALL major sports team uniforms are made using tackle twill. The popularity of tackle twill is so huge that it is also the number one fabric used for applique embroidery designs in the market today!
The Vintage Old Worn and Tatered Look used byAmerican Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Aéropostale & Hollister
You’ve seen it, but did not know how it was done.Distressed Chino Appliqué is created using Lasers to specially cutfabrics, so that the edges purposefully fray. Distressed Appliqué offer alook more vintage, imperfect, worn, faded and washed out.
We offer two types of fabrics to produce Distressed Appliqué.100% Cotton Twill and Acrylic Felt in a variety of colors.Outlines can be Zig-Zag or Bean (Running) Stitches
Long before there was polyester twill fabric, felt was the choice forAppliqué designs. Acrylic felt is soft and fuzzy and provides that VintageOld-Fashioned look and feel for Appliqué!
Using felt in an Appliqué provides a traditional soft raised texture to the design, similar to old style letterman sweaters. Yes, you can combinefelt with other fabrics in a layered effect to achieve interesting contrastsand classic visual appearances.
PLAID, FLANNEL & FLEECE
We offer so many kinds of fabrics for applique its almost overwhelming,but its all about choices!! You can incorporate almost any kind of softfabric including plaids, flannel, fleece or any kind of fabric. Basically, ifwe can cut it with our laser and sew it, then we can use it for Appliqué work.
The only fabrics which should be avoided for Appliqué work arematerials containing resins, chemicals or plastics which give off harmfulor toxic gases when being cut or burned by our laser equipment.
3-D or PUFF EMBROIDERY:
Yes, we offer 3-D or Puff Embroidery. Its a simple technique of incorporating aunique embroidery foam into your design which makes the design dramaticallystand-up or PUFF. Can any design be made into puff? No! Puff needs width, but nottoo much width. Typically, the preferred width is 1/4 to 1/2″ wide, designs which aretoo large or too wide cannot be converted into puff, same applies to objects orlettering which are too small or thin. The only way for us to give you a completeanswer is if you email you design to us and explain what you want to do
Patches are still embroidered images, but they are different. Patches areembroidered onto a substrate of material often a number at a time-notindividually like direct embroidery. Patches then lay on top of the fabric and are either ironed on or sewn on.The most common application for a patch is on the sleeve of public safety personal like police officers, paramedics and fire fighters.
Direct embroidery is a process of applying an embroidered logo directly to a poloshirt,cap,bag or other item. With direct embroidery, the item to be embroidered is placed in a hoop and put into an embroidery machine.
Then the logo is embroidered directly onto a shirt. Or it may be more accurate tosay the logo is embroidered to become a part of the shirt. This happens because the embroidery is woven directly into the fabric.