Here at My Garment Factory Cardiff, we get to embroider many different designs onto many different garments each week. With over 30 years’ experience in both embroidery and print, we’d like to think we’re the experts at personalising clothing!
So, you keep hearing us mention the word embroidery, but what is it? What does that involve? To help shed a bit of light on the subject, here are 10 quick facts we came up with about embroidery that you (probably) didn’t know already:
1. Many people confuse embroidered products to woven products. Embroidery is stitching directly onto the garment to create the design. Weaving is where different threads are intertwined to form the desired pattern and fabric – many garment labels are created this way, check yours.
2. About 2,000 stitches are used in a square inch of an embroidery design.
3. On average, there are 7,500 stitches in one embroidery design.
4. Our embroidery machines can run at up to 1000 stitches per minute.
5. The most common place to find an embroidered design on garments is on the left breast. This space is perfect for your company logos, school crests, names, initials and more.
6. There are over 1500 different colour threads available to choose from!
7. Many threads are also pantone matched, meaning we can accurately find the perfect colour you need.
8. Some industrial embroidery machines have over 50 heads. Our embroidery machines have 16 heads, meaning we can run over a dozen of the same embroidery designs at the same time.
9. On average, we do two sample sew-outs of your design before it is embroidered onto your chosen garments.
10. If you want to keep your garments but change the existing design, you can get it covered over with an appliqued badge (a separate embroidery stitched over, almost like a 'patch').
Take a look at some of our latest custom embroidered garments:
Embroidery is a popular and longlasting way to personalise clothing with your words, logos and more. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have designs or ideas you’d like to see embroidered.