The HoodieTee Embroidery Process
Have you ever wondered how the embroidery process at HoodieTee customises your hoodies with embroidered designs and logos featuring your universities, clubs or school trips? We thought it would share our embroidery process and shed some light on how we go from your artwork to hoodie to you.
Picking the Right Hoodie for You
Your journey begins when you select a hoodie from our garment range. One of our best selling hoods is the Classic hoodie with a heavyweight soft feel fabric and weighted at 310gsm. If you’re not familiar with the term gsm it means grams per square meter. The higher gsm means high quality and weight of the fabrics, not to mention the warmer you’ll be! Our other hoodies aren’t without their charm and if you fancy a zip up style or a light to dark contrast street hoodie look we can get you sorted with that too!
Our complete list of hoodies includes:
- Classic Hoodie
- Contrast Hoodie
- Contrast Zippy
- Street Hoodie
- Street Zippy
- ¼ Vintage Zip
- Fur-Lined Chunky Zippy
- Superbright Hoodies
- Varsity Jacket
Get Your Artwork Submitted
So you’ve picked the right hoodies for you and your classmates and submitted your artwork to our
graphics department. Nice work – we’re nearly done! You’ve ended up choosing your university logo on the front and your society label right below it. Perfect! That’s going to look great. Our sophisticated sewing machines run by our sewing operators will have no trouble crafting exactly what you want. We can also add screen printed designs or nicknames on the back of your hoodies if you want too!
Now that we have your artwork and specifications you have provided we begin the artwork digitizing process. First the artwork is submitted to our program for digitizing and converted into a specific format for our machines to process. One common misconception is that you can just use a .jpeg or .bmp image and that will work. This simply isn’t true; in order to process the art correctly it needs to be recreated using stitches via our software. Our software tells the sewing machine to sew a specific design, in a specific colour, with a specific type of stitch. Our machines can create logos up to 12 inches in size and can use 15 colours in each design. They make light work of 25,000 stitches so that our embroidery service remains cost effective and fast.
Artwork is now ready to be processed by our sewing machines. Our embroidery production is hands on and before the sewing can begin the specific thread colours must be loaded by hand into our sewing machines. A spool of coloured thread is checked against the logo colour and the sewing head must be loaded. The machine is programmed by the sewing operator and the design is set for a particular colour sequence and a particular sewing speed. The hoodies must then be “hooped” individually, by hand, and then fixed to the sewing machine. Once the design has completed, the hoodie is taken off the machine, un-hooped, and sent to our quality assurance production step.
After the hoodies have gone through our production process they are sent through the QA department for the final finishing process. Our finishing step is one of the most important steps as we individually check each hoodie against our strict quality standards, trimming excess backing materials and removing any loose threads that may have come out from the production process. We carefully fold and pack each hoodie and give FREE shipping within mainland UK with every order.
Whether it’s to show off your university, gain club recognition, or to customise a hoodie or t-shirt with your bespoke design, HoodieTee with our dedicated in-house embroidery team are your first choice for all your embroidery needs.
- 23 Mar, 2016
- Gail Freedman
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