You see denim just about everywhere; it is the perfect fabric for commercial embroidery. However, sewing on denim can be a little tricky.
You see denim everywhere—it is popular for jeans, jackets, shirts hats and more. No matter what color, denim is a great-looking material that accepts commercial embroidery remarkably well.
Unlike actual knits and stretch fabrics, denim is a little trickier to work with. Even though it may not be “stretchy” per se, it does have some give.
Think about this; a pair of jeans gets bigger with time as you wear them. It sometimes seems that denim has a mind of its own.
Most denims are not “stretchy,” but they do have a degree of give-and-pull, and could pull out of shape during the sewing process.
This makes it particularly crucial to stabilize denim during commercial embroidery. Stabilizing will prevent the material from pulling or flagging with automatic needle perforations, as well as the frequent shifting during stitching.
As with all thicker material, denim needs the right needle for proper embroidery.
Sharp needles are recommended, in either 75/11 for light to medium denim or 80/12 for heavy denim or canvas.
If you are a new embroiderer, or stitching on purchased garments where you may not have scraps to practice, here are some tips for stabilizing denim for commercial embroidery:
Commercial embroidery can be a great way to make money, as long as you choose the right backing, needles and supplies! Colman and Company carries everything you need to embroider on denim, with both standard and specialty backings. They are the perfect place to start. Visit ColmanAndCompany.com today or call 800-891-1094.
Do you have tips on how to stabilize denim for commercial embroidery? We would love to hear it! Join the conversation in the comments below.
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