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Wholesale Custom Embroidery

Wholesale Embroidery In Los Angeles

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Professional Custom Embroidery

Custom embroidery is the process of stitching your design or logo onto apparel using high-quality thread and state-of-the-art embroidery machines. This technique not only enhances the look of the garment but also provides a durable and professional finish. Embroidery is perfect for everything from corporate apparel and team uniforms to custom embroidered hats, bags, polos, and more.

Custom Embroidery

The Different Types of Custom Embroidery

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Flat Embroidery

Flat embroidery is the most traditional and widely used stitch style. It involves stitching designs directly onto the fabric in a flat manner, without any raised elements. Flat embroidery is ideal for detailed logos and texts, offering a clean and polished finish that enhances the garment's appearance while maintaining a smooth profile.

Raised 3D

Puff Embroidery

3D puff embroidery, also known as raised or foam embroidery, adds a dimensional effect to the embroidered design, making it stand out literally. This technique involves laying a foam piece under the embroidery stitching area, and as the needle penetrates the foam and fabric, it creates a raised surface. Once the embroidery is complete, the excess foam is removed, leaving a puffy, three-dimensional appearance. This style is particularly popular for hats and caps, where the added depth can make logos and text pop, offering a dynamic and tactile visual impact.

Embroidered Patches

Patch Embroidery

Embroidered patches are a great way of adding designs to garments. These are created by embroidering a design onto a piece of fabric and then cutting it into shape. The patch can then be attached to any garment or item using sewing, iron-on adhesive, or Velcro. Patches are ideal for uniforms, workwear, or any situation where the embroidery needs to have an elevated look. They allow for easy customization and can be produced in bulk, making them a cost-effective solution for businesses and brands.

Expert Advice

Comparing Embroidery to Patches: Which is Better?

When deciding between embroidery and patches for custom hats, embroidery often stands out as the superior choice due to its lower minimum order requirements and quicker turnaround times. This makes it ideal for projects needing rapid completion or those with limited quantities. In contrast, patches, particularly woven ones, typically require more time to produce and generally do not qualify for expedited 'blitz' turnaround options. However, for designs demanding intricate details that exceed the capabilities of traditional embroidery, customers might prefer woven patches to achieve the necessary precision. Need assistance in determining whether embroidery or patches work better for your project? Don't hesitate to reach out to our account managers so we can balance the pros & cons for both!

A Simple Guide

Is Custom Embroidery the Right Choice for You? A Quick Overview

We have developed a comprehensive guide to assist you in deciding whether embroidery is the best option for your needs. Our goal as embroidery decorators is to ensure you are as knowledgable as possible about the process in order for you to make the best educated decisions possible! In this guide, we explore the advantages and limitations of custom embroidery, enabling you to make an informed choice before finalizing your design. Should you have any remaining questions, our committed team of account representatives is available to help you understand the nuances of the custom embroidery process.

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The Advantages & Limitations of Embroidery

Embroidery is a favored technique among every customer. To assist you in this decision, we have prepared a guide to address common questions that might arise when determining if custom embroidery is the right choice for your project

Benefits of Embroidery

  • Embroidering is suitable for all sized orders
  • You can specify thread colors, or our experienced art department will provide a color match that closely aligns with your artwork.
  • Our embroidery thread is polyester which is the best quality thread for rich vibrant colors and washability benefits.
  • Embroidery can stitch over seams to produce an on-trend look.
  • Embroidery can be produced from artwork that is of a lower quality or resolution than what is required for printing.
  • We find that an embroidered logo outlasts the garment. 
  • Embroidery has an impact. Nothing looks as clean and professional as an embroidered image when done correctly. 
  • Embroidery works well on durable materials such as fleece, heavy cotton, or hats. 

Limitations of Embroidery

  • It can compromise waterproof materials.
  • Pantone color cannot be matched exactly, although we can help advise you on the closest equivalent.
  • The maximum amount of colors that can be used per design is 12 although this is rarely an issue.
  • The cost is based on size so the best wholesale embroidery pricing is favored toward smaller logos. 
  • Some garment fabric can hold embroidered designs better than others. 
  • It is generally more expensive than other design methods. You pay for the impact of embroidery. 
  • Small text is difficult to reproduce and may not always be readable. 5mm text is the limit, but 8mm text is preferable. Sometimes it might be necessary to make minor adjustments to achieve the best result. Needle and thread can only go so far!
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Puff Embroidery: How is it done?

Puff embroidery, also known as 3D embroidery, adds a raised dimension to traditional flat embroidery, creating a dynamic, tactile effect that is particularly popular on hats, jackets, and other apparel. The process involves the use of a foam underlay beneath the stitches, which lifts the design off the fabric, giving it a three-dimensional look. Here's how puff embroidery is done, along with the role of the foam in making the design 'rise':

Puff Screen Printing

Questions about 3D Puff Embroidery

If you have any other thoughts or questions or haven’t found what you are looking for, feel free to connect with a rep.

What Embroidery Foam Thickness Do You Offer?

Available in various thicknesses, typically between 2mm and 6mm, which corresponds to the height of the raised area. Our standard foam is 3MM in thickness.

What File Format Should I Provide For Puff Embroidery?

Design Preparation:

  • The design must be digitized specifically for puff embroidery so all you will want to do is send us your logo and specify what area or color you would like puff. From there, we will handle the rest!
What Design Works Best for 3D Puff Embroidery?

It's essential to use simpler, bolder designs as this generally works best when using 3D Puff. Think about a typical baseball cap that says "LA" or "NY" for Los Angeles and New York. When these letters are bold, prominent, and center facing, you will find that the puff embroidery comes out beautiful and is what the process is intended for.  Of course you can always push these boundaries and you will want to review any puff embroidery designs with your account manager to discuss the best embroidery outcome!

What Complications Exist With 3D Puff?

1. Design Limitations

  • Complexity: Not all designs are suitable for puff embroidery. Designs with very fine details or small text can be problematic because the foam can distort such details.
  • Size Restrictions: Larger areas might not puff as evenly as smaller ones, and too small of surface areas don't puff well.
Does Fabric Matter for 3D Puff Embroidery?

Fabric Selection: Not all fabrics are suitable for puff embroidery. Very stretchy or delicate fabrics can get distorted by the density and pull of the embroidery. On the flip side, puff 3d embroidery for hats, sweatshirts, and heavier items always work best!

Are Samples of 3D Puff Embroidery Available Prior to Production?

Yes, we offer sample embroidery sew outs before proceeding we proceed with a full production run. This is to ensure that you are satisfied with the quality before we customize your order!

Our Opinion

Why Garment Decor Is Recognized as Los Angeles' Best Wholesale Embroidery Company

Several of our projects can be intricate, demanding, and time-intensive. Often, we embrace challenges that others might shy away from. This approach not only showcases our expertise but also reflects our enthusiasm! We thrive on tackling large, bulk production orders that are fast-paced, detailed oriented, and challenging. We are known for producing embroidery orders faster then our competition!

Tips for Placing an Order for Embroidery

Over the past year, there has been a noticeable increase in the demand for custom embroidered merchandise. We advise to consult with your dedicated account representative to review your designs thoroughly so we can help make your project a success!

When considering a custom embroidery order, the first steps would be to email the artwork, specify the size of the logo, and explain which product you plan on decorating. Embroidery is most popular on hats, t-shirts, polos, hoodies, tote bags and other items!

Advance planning is crucial in the production of custom embroidered merchandise. If you need your items quickly, make sure to contact an account manager to discuss rush embroidery services where we will work to guarantee the delivery of your project on any date that you need it by. 

Key considerations for wholesale embroidery orders:

  • Our minimum order quantity is 50 total items per design.
  • Let us know what product you would like decorated and the color of the garment
  • Take into consideration minimum design requirements and factor in the size you want to embroider your logo
  • Plan production in advance to ensure a seamless experience

This proactive approach will not only streamline the process but also result in high-quality custom embroidered merchandise that meets your specific needs.

We'll Convert Your Art Into Stitches

Custom Digitizing Services for Embroidery

The art of digitizing is a critical step that transforms an initial design into a stitch-ready file. However, not all digitizing methods are created equal. Hand digitizing, often regarded as an artisan skill, consistently produces higher quality results compared to its machine-operated counterpart where embroidery companies try and cut corners. 

Experienced digitizers control the stitch type, length, and density with precision. This method is labor-intensive but offers a level of detail that automated processes can't match. The Benefits include:

Embroidery Digitizing

The Embroidery Digitizing Process: How It Works


Step 1

Send us your design

We accept any file type that is high quality including jpgs, pngs, psd, ai, eps, pdf, and more.



Step 2

We'll convert your design into stitches.

This process of converting your file into stitches is called digitizing. We then send it for your review at the artwork approval stage.


Step 3

We're ready to start
your embroidery

After this point, all you have to do is approve your sample before we start your production.

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Embroidery in Tonal Style: Exploring Our Top Embroidery Techniques

Tonal embroidery is where you match the embroidery thread to the garment color which helps provide a subtle yet impactful way to enhance your merchandise. We do this by carefully assigning a thread color that is similar the garment color to achieve something on trend. This method is a great way to embroidery your design for your brand. Certain clients have opted for a slightly darker or lighter shade than the fabric to emphasize more contrast.

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Top Embroidery Company in Los Angeles

Whether you’re looking to design your own hats, uniforms, or bags, look no further. We can do that and more with our in-house embroidery services.

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