Want To Personalise Your Cloths, Go For A Custom Embroidered Patches
Embroidery, the craft used since the ancient times to decorate fabrics and to add that “extra flare” into the clothing article you have.
What is embroidery?
Embroidery is the art (craft) of etching something (words or pictures) onto fabric using needles to apply different colored fabric material (Ryan, Nylon, Wool, etc.). Traditionally, embroidery work was hand stitched, so no two embroidered articles were same but nowadays mass production techniques are used and some of these techniques don’t even require the design to be stitched on the base fabric any more, you can sew the design separately and then “stick” it on.
Popular modern techniques are –
- “Automatic Sewing Machines” are used.
- Peel and stick method – In this method the sewn design is applied to the fabric by means of glue.
- Velcro back method – In this method, the sewn article is applied on via intersecting Velcro backing on both base and article, the advantage being that the article can be removed from and applied on fabric as must you want.
- Iron on the back – The article is stuck with glue a then heat treated via a press to strengthen the bond
Some of these techniques don’t even require the design to be stitched on the base fabric any more, you can sew the design separately and then “stick” it on.
Nevertheless, embroidery is still considered better than printing “ink” on fabric, so, let’s discuss why?
Advantages of embroidery over ink printing –
- Ink prints may wear off on subsequent washing, embroidery doesn’t
- Embroidery provides a texture to the design which is pleasing to touch and see, giving the design a cool 3-D look.
- While printing may weaken the base fabric, embroidery only reinforces the strength
The only disadvantages being that it is a time consuming process( disadvantage for the manufacturer, not for the user) and because of aforementioned techniques, the time taken is only marginally more between embroidery and ink printing.
If you want more personalized articles you can always submit your own design on a custom embroidered patches website. Go ahead, personalize your clothing.