Embroidered Clothing – What To Know Before Purchasing

Advice About Embroidered Clothing


When deciding upon custom clothing for your team, business or club, you will need to make the decision on how you’d like your custom elements/design to be applied to the clothing.

Traditionally, most will opt for a traditional screen printed design, although digital printing is also increasing in popularity. Another option is embroidery; embroidered designs produce a high quality, professional result.

Due to the timeframes and costs of embroidered clothing, it is better suited to smaller runs. Embroidered designs are typically smaller (for example, a 10cm square chest logo, rather than a full chest design). Clothing can be both embroidered and printed (for example, and embroidered logo on the front of the garment, and a screen printed design on the rear).

What Type of Clothing?

Custom embroidery is better suited to heavier garments, like polo shirts, jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts and high quality heavy t-shirts.

What is the Process?

Once you have sent us your logo/design, we digitise it into a language that our embroidery machines can understand. The garment is then “hooped up” and set up on the embroidery machine. Any loose threads need not be inspected and tidied up and then packed and delivered.

What are the Benefits of Custom Embroidery?

As well as creating a professional and high quality result, which makes garments further stand out from the printed alternatives, Shirtworks embroidered clothing does not incur any additional set-up costs for repeat orders. We also charge by the size of the design, rather than the number of colours used in your design.

Why Choose Shirtworks?

Our T-Shirt embroidery process is totally in-house, meaning we have control of the whole process, from the moment we have your requested design, to the moment the clothing lands on your doorstep. We take pride in our level of customer service, helping you to receive your ideal customised garments.

We offer advice on artwork, clothing choice, and the printing or embroidery methods that will deliver the best results. We are one of the longest established clothing-printers in the UK, and this is reflected in the unparalleled quality of the products we deliver.

Any Questions?

If you need help choosing the perfect method or style of garment printing/embroidery, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We’d be happy to help. Please call 0800 072 5334, or contact us online today.

Comment (1)

  • Custom Clothing Grantham says:

    Thank you for this very simple and understandable explanation. I really love having my shirts embroidered.

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