Embroidery is one of the most popular ways of applying a company logo onto workwear, and for good reason!

It provides a very professional look and feel for your logo, whilst also being extremely hard wearing – all at a reasonable price.

This guide will give you a quick introduction to the embroidery production process, the potential designs and effects you can choose from, and the pricing options you have when you’re thinking of ordering some embroidered workwear.


What is Embroidery?

Embroidery, at its most basic sense, is the craft of decorating a garment with a needle and thread.  By repeatedly stitching the thread into the garment and by using multiple threads of different colours you can create an image stitched into the garment.

Here at Essential Workwear, we use the very latest Barudan embroidery machines that can embroider at speeds of up to 1,100 stitches per minute with up to 10 different coloured threads.


Benefits of Embroidered Workwear

Looks Professional

The finished product of having a logo stitched into a garment has a very professional look and will certainly present your company well.

Practical & Durable

Workwear needs to be hard wearing, durable and last a long time. As embroidery physically stitches a logo onto a garment it won’t fade over time as a print might.


Our embroidery machines can embroider up to 14 colours in one logo and we have over 1,000 threads to choose from, these range from Classic Threads, to Metallic, Frosted Matte, and even fire resistant Firefighter threads.

Tactile Look & Feel

As embroidery physically stitches your logo onto a garment as opposed to just printing it, it gives a very tactile look and feel to your logo and brand that is sure to be noticed!


We have a variety of different frames that allow us to embroidery on a variety of different garments in different positions and sizes, we can even embroider on some shoes and even gold bags!

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What can be Embroidered?

Below are some of the garments that embroidery works best on:

  • Polo Shirts
  • Shirts
  • T-Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Sweatshirts
  • Fleeces
  • Softshells
  • Workwear
  • Bags
  • Caps
  • Hats

The Embroidery Process

Embroidery Process - step 1

Step 1

First the machine operator sets the vilene behind the garment to protect it during stitching, and then places the frame in the correct position, taking care to make sure it is lined up correctly.

Embroidery Process - step 2

Step 2

The machine operator then sets the frames in the machine and starts the embroidery run. Whilst the machine is running, the operator will frame the next set of garments.

Embroidery Process - step 3

Step 3

Once the run is finished, the embroidered garments are put to one side ready to be cleaned, steamed and packed.