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  • Applique Up Close

    By: Rachel T,

    almost 4 years

    Glue, Laser, Scissors

    Quality applique is difficult...

    small child (one of our competitors)

    Pictured: one of our competitors

    It’s especially difficult when done by hand. The human element means no guarantee that each cut out is exactly the same. As a result, hand cut applique can end up looking like a toddler made a mess no one wants (unless it is a gift from an actual toddler who put much time and love into it). This is one of the reasons why we don’t hand cut applique. Also, it would take a long time to hand cut all that imperfect applique.


    Tags: #applique, #embroidery
  • What is Digitization?

    By: Rachel T,

    almost 4 years

    Digitize Me, Cap’n!

    Embroidery digitization is the process of converting existing artwork, like a company logo or team emblem, into a stitch file that an embroidery machine can sew onto a garment. Before we can embroider any design, we must digitize it first. Digitizing is a complex process that is both art and science. The digitizer must plot out how the continuous threads of different colors will shape the design. After we digitize the art, we send it over to the embroidery machine.


    Tags: #embroidery, #how to order a shirt, #custom design, #custom apparel, #digitization