Embroidery is beautiful way to apply your logo or text onto hats, polos, sweatshirts, and jackets. Your design is first "digitized" or converted into a format for the embroidery machine to understand where to stitch which color thread. Then the garment is "hooped" by securing plastic fasteners to hold the item in place while the needles do the stitching. Finally, the machine proceeds to insert the needles/threads thousands of times to create the desired design. Generally speaking, you can expect to pay about $1 per 1,000 stitches for embroidery, and a small design that would fit on a left-chest of a polo or a hat will have about 5,000 stitches. There is a set-up charge for digitizing the artwork into an acceptable embroidery format.
Watch the video to see how the process works.
EMBROIDERY ON A ZIP-FRONT HOODED SWEATSHIRT
EMBROIDERY ON A "DAD" HAT BASEBALL CAP