Services / Embroidery Services

Custom Embroidery in Austin, Texas

Embroidery Services

Caps, jackets, polos, towels, backpacks - we embroider all of these things and more. Our minimums are low and we have a wide variety of items available to be embroidered.

Minimum Quantities
Turn Around Times
Thread Colors
The Process


Minimum Quantities

Our minimum order quantity for custom embroidery is 24 pieces - based on each individual job setup. Orders requesting fewer than standard minimums will require special consideration.


Turn Around Times

Our standard turn around time for embroidery is 10-12 business days. Please note that production time begins after receipt of order AND artwork approval.

Orders CAN NOT go into production without prior artwork approval. Please keep this in mind if there are defined due dates for you order, as rush charges may be incurred. Any job requiring production in less than our standard turn around is considered a RUSH ORDER and is subject to production schedule availability.


Thread Colors

Outhouse's artists and digitizers select the thread that most closely matches the assigned Pantone color. If no PMS color is called out in the art file, we will match the screen image as closely as possible.

We also have thread books available. If you are able to stop in, you can reference a thread chart and select the thread you would like to use.


The Process

There are a number of steps that go into creating a beautiful embroidery piece. The process is as follows:

REVIEW ART SUBMISSION

When reviewing the art, we look for fine detail, gradients and small lettering that may not translate well. We'll be sure to make a recommendation or give you some options if your logo will not embroider well on a particular garment.

DIGITIZING

Digitizing is the process by which we translate digital art files into stitches. The first part of the process is a virtual drawing that maps the stitches we will use to embroider the final logo. This is done using specialized software.

SEW OUT

We create an actual sample sew out for client approval. Any final tweaks or adjustments are made at this time.

HOOPING

An embroidery hoop is a plastic ring that snaps around the area of the garment to be sewn. This hoop is affixed to a head on the embroidery machine to stabilize the garment as the needle sews the fabric.

TRIMMING

Once the garments are sewn, we remove the excess backing from the embroidered design. Sometimes a tear-away backing is used, and it can be pulled off. Other times the backing must be cut, or trimmed, from the back of the garment. This step in the process is referred to as trimming no matter which method is used.