Adding embroidery to a T-shirt, baby onesie or another item with stretchy fabric is easy to do with the right preparation.

T-shirts are clothing everyone has in their wardrobe and there is no fun in JUST a plain T-shirt.

While stabilizer can be used in most embroidery, with clothing it's best to use a removable stabilizer. Depending on the type of stabilizer material you are using, it's often a good idea to trace or transfer your pattern on the T-shirt before you add the stabilizer.

Printing on T-shirts is nothing new nowadays, everyone has a printed t-shirts in their wardrobes. But when embroidery is done, that simple T-shirt turns into a classier, an expensive looking version which is long-lasting as well.

Customization or simply embellishing, whatever your purpose, embroidery gives you many choices. You have 2 methods of doing T-shirt embroidery:

  • Direct embroidery
  • Embroidery Patch

In direct embroidery, you will be sewing the embroidery directly onto the t-shirt fabric. If you are using an embroidered patch the patch is placed on top of the fabric and then it is attached.

Embroidering on t-shirts on a large scale is a different game than embroidering single t-shirts at home. Multiple head industrial embroidery machines which are automated are needed for this purpose.

The process of T-shirt embroidery

First, the flat graphic image has to be converted into a custom image for embroidery. The designs on the computer are converted into a format that the sewing machine understands. In professional language, you would call it digitizing. This is fed into the embroidery program on the computer of the sewing machine. The computer sends the instructions to the machine and the design is embroidered exactly as you envisaged.

Pricing of embroidery is based on the size of the design. The embroidery is usually priced by stitch count (number of stitches it takes to create a design in embroidery)


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