Running stitch is a simple stitch that consists of a line of evenly spaced stitches and is commonly used to create small text within a design. We advise to have taller than 4 millimeters height to have legibility with the running stitch.
Satin stitch is also referred to as solid stitch. It is a technique in which the stitches are sewn closer together to cover sections of the fabric. Typically used for letters, borders, and areas of the design.
Jump stitch is used when there are no connections between the design's objects. Since there is no way to move from one to the other without leaving a jump stitch, the embroidery machine will naturally leave spaces between the letters as it moves from one to the other. It is visible when there are letters that are less than 1 mm apart and are the same thread color.
Fill stitch is also referred to as "tatami" stitch. It is commonly used in designs with large areas of fill. It will often be the background of lettering or other objects within the design.
3:12 Border Options:
Merrowed | Hot Knife | Satin Stitch
All three of these options are included in the cost.
A merrowed border is a 1/8” stitch border that overlocks the patch’s edge to prevent fraying. Best for simple shapes, and non-pointed edges.
Hot knife cut is also known as laser cut for complex shapes or border details. This border type also seals the outer edges of the patches to prevent fraying.
Satin stitch is a combination of a merrowed and hot knife border. The edge option has a 1/16” stitch on the patch that simulates a merrow border without overlocking the patch's edges. It is also a hot knife cut to prevent fraying.
4:04 Backing Types:
Embroidered patches are available with the following backing options:
Stitch-on ready, also known as sew-on backing, is the most common backing; when using this type of backing, a merrowed border is recommended.
The most common backing is iron-on, also known as heat-seal backing. Often used due to ease of application and to make sewing for long-lasting application a breeze.
Another popular choice is hook-and-loop backing. The loop is sewn onto the desired fabric, and the hook is sewn onto the patch. A traditional backing style used by the military, police, and other civil servants.
Stick-on backings are a one-time-use, removable adhesive backing. When this option is selected, it essentially turns your patch into an embroidered sticker.
Plastic backing is used as a stabilizer to make large patches sturdier when stitching on and prevents a natural curl.
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