Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Embroidering a Personalized Hat
Hi, today we will show you how we embroider a personalized hat.
First we secure the hat into a hat clamp, with a piece of paper-like material on the underside. This helps the stitching to go in securely, and keeps it from coming out later. Next a metal band is wrapped around the hat and secured to the hat clamp. This keeps the hat in place during the sewing process.
Now the hat is placed onto an embroidery machine. This computer-driven embroidery machine has 15 needles that are each threaded with a different color thread.
As the embroidery machine finishes sewing one color, it puts that needle down and picks up another needle with the next thread color, just like a human seamstress. It continues sewing, clipping threads, and changing needles until the design is complete.
Once the sewing is done, the hat is taken off of the embroidery machine, released from the hat clamp, and any extra backing material is trimmed from inside.
Now you have a personalized hat to wear and love for years to come.