What is Embroidery?

Woven Badge with Merrow Border

Embroidery has been around for years.

Embroidery is the process of using a needle and thread to decorate fabric is called embroidery. Although there are many different embroidery techniques and styles. The embroidery that we use is free style or “surface embroidery”.

With its numerous stitches and independence from the fabric’s weave, this decorative stitching technique enables you to embroider any design, whether realistic or abstract, onto any fabric of your choice.

Our surface embroidery gives us the most creative freedom to produce lovely designs.

What is the Purpose of Embroidery?

Fabric decoration is embroidery’s main function. It can convey a message (such as monograms or logos) or merely give interest and texture to a piece of clothing or fabric, like home goods. It’s possible for the colours to be monochromatic or vivid and contrasting.

What is the History of Embroidery?

A long and honourable history of embroidery can be traced back to the prehistoric Chinese civilizations. The word embroidery, which means embellishment, is derived from the French word broderie.
Embroidery can be found in many different countries and cultures.

It has graced the clothing of aristocrats and peasants since fossilised clothing from 30,000 BC. A vast range of products related to fabric and even decorative boxes have been decorated with embroidery.

What are Embroidered Badges used on?

Suitable for clubs and sports teams, Scouting or Guiding groups, general work wear or school wear. As well as being popular with artists, embroidered badges badges are highly customisable in shape, size, colour and design.

Your imagination can lead you because there are so many possibilities.

Shirt with Embroidery

Iron on embroidery can take various forms. The most popular is as iron on embroidered badges or patches. These are also known as Iron on embroidery transfers because by simply using an iron or heat press they can be applied to clothing.

They are so useful because anyone can then personalise their clothing using these iron embroidery badges and patches.

There are not many limitations because they can be attached to a wide variety of items of clothing including sportswear, football kits, team kits, trousers, t-shirts and hoodies.

Embroidered badges that are iron on are exactly the same quality as embroidered badges created for sewing onto clothing. The only difference is that they come with an iron on backing applied to them.

Individual iron on embroidery transfers

Applying iron on iron on embroidery transfers is simple.

Here are our application instructions for iron on embroidered badges:

Using an Iron:
To apply the iron on badges you use a hot iron but only for a short time. We would recommend no more than about 30 seconds, then take a look and see if you need to apply the iron for a further 5-10 seconds.
Depending on the garment you can also turn the item inside-out for another short iron.

It’s also a good idea to iron the section of the garment first to ensure there aren’t creases in the area where the badge will be applied.

We recommend using parchment paper to be placed on the badge face to avoid any damage to the badge.

It is also best to ensure the garment is washed at 30-40 degree temperature.

Using an Industrial Heat Press:
For an industrial heat press, the ideal temperature and press time:
0.1-0.4Mpa, 110-140℃, 10-15s > 1.5kgf/cm adhesion

Recommended Fabrics:
Cotton and polyester are best.

What is the Advantage of Iron On Embroidered Badges?

The 2 main advantages of iron on embroidered badges are that they are practical and economical. Compared to sew-on patches, iron-on patches are far more practical.

These are perfect for people who don’t have the time or sewing ability to sew their patches on because they can be affixed to the cloth in just a few minutes with an iron. Iron-on patches may be rapidly and easily altered or replaced because they are very simple to remove.

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