Custom embroidery has become popular in several sporting and business settings. Embroidered goods have become a means of branding, general identification of company property and employee unity. Businesses utilizing embroidery in this way range from construction to banking firms. Read More…
CustomFab USAGarden Grove, CA | 714-891-9119
CustomFab USA has been a trusted American sewing contractor since our inception in 1990. Our 77,000 square foot high-tech manufacturing facility allows us to produce and ship a myriad of products. We have experience serving industries such as medical, sporting goods, military, aerospace, pets, and travel. With unparalleled customer service, a skilled manufacturing workforce, and tried-and-true processes that protect your intellectual property, you can count on our team to meet your needs.$$$
Landes USAHouston, TX | 800-320-0399
Since our founding in 1972, our goal at Landes has been to set ourselves apart from our competitors by providing specialized sewing contract solutions for our customers. Whether you need a fully customized, made to order solution or a standard design– we’ve got you covered! Visit our website for more details.$$$
LJ Design and ManufacturingBrookfield, WI | 262-777-2280
LJ Design & Manufacturing is an elite sewing contractor specializing in custom sewn industrial and medical products. Since 1844, we have partnered with B2B innovators in healthcare/medicine, transportation, wearable technology, veterinary medicine, military, government, sporting goods, luggage, manufacturing and more. Highly technical products and materials are our specialties. Contact us today to get started!$$$
Sea Converting, Inc.Wood Dale, IL | 630-694-4178
Serving the industrial & consumer marketplace with sewn protective covers for laptops to locomotives. We are a family owned business that has been providing heavy & light gauge industrial & specialty sewing since 1987. An innovative, high quality organization delivering superior custom products on time.$$$
Fabri-Tech, Inc.McCordsville, IN | 800-332-4797
Our dedicated team of professionals is here to bring reliable and dependable products to you! At Fabri-Tech, we use our 85 years of experience to exceed your expectations. Our comprehensive process for tarps, soft luggage, pouches, and many other products are unrivaled in quality. We place emphasis on our efficient process and the highly customizable options with design. Check out our website today for more details!$$$
Petra & HolumChicago, IL | 773-622-1475
At Petra & Holum, we offer custom product development, manufacture rigid boxes, sales kits, cases, and sewn bags and related products. Because we emphasize our “Made in USA” manufacturing capabilities we can offer our customers unparalleled flexibility with numerous production options and fast turnarounds.$$$
Custom creations of this sort have also reached wider audiences becoming popular as novelty gifts. Although some contractors do custom sewing as well, the majority use pre-fabricated articles to which embellishments can be added. This allows for faster productivity and the option of personalized name brand apparel.
Contractors often sell blank items to be embroidered or consumers may provide their own. Today, custom embroidery is found on a number of items including soft luggage, shirts, hats, protective covers, jackets, team apparel as well as decorative household linens.
Traditional embroidery was stitched into wool, linen and silk. Modern technologies still employ these materials, but they have also expanded to the use of many more fabrics such as cotton, rayon and leather. Thread and novelty yarn as well as beads, metal strips, pearls and sequins are often used in combination or alone to create the elaborate designs now possible. As technologies improve so do customization options offered by both large and small embroidery companies.
Computer programs allow the digitization of graphic designs and even photographs, which can then be converted into embroidery patterns. Images are uploaded to software that can recognize colors and patterns, turning them into a guide for creating that same image with the products available. Although many embroidery machines can give the appearance of traditional stitches, most often this is only an appearance and the actual construction of the stitch differs, sometimes using multiple threads at once.
Hand stitched custom embroidery makes use of many stitch techniques. The chain, buttonhole, running, cross and stem stitches are among the most popular styles for embroidery. At times multiple stitches are used with one as an outline and another as the fill to complete the interior of a design.