Stitches and Stats

The medium of embroidery has its limitations. Following these parameters will result in a production- friendly, esthetically- pleasing design.  Listed here are some guidelines for the creation and layout of effective embroidery.

 

Text Spacing                                                                                  

.24″ is generally the smallest text that will sew cleanly (upper case, open block)…there are exceptions to every rule….

You can fit 5-6 1/4″ characters/spaces in an inch of horizontal line space

Arcing text doesn’t necessarily give you more width space

There is only 1-1.20″ height of vertical sewing space on a visor

Cap logo height is about 2.3″ max…..width is usually about 4 – 4.5″

Most left chest size designs are 3″ – 4″ wide

Cap backs have about 3.5″ wide text space and are usually arced for a pleasing appearance around the keyhole; Flexfit hats can be straight and have slightly more text space

 Fills and Stitch Counts  NeedleUp Digitizing Inc

Square fills:                                      Circle fills:

Density
3.5 / 4.0                                          3.5 / 4.0
1400 / 1300 = 1″                               1200 / 1050 = 1″
5200 / 4700 = 2″                               4200 / 3800 = 2″
11300 / 10250 = 3″                            9000 / 8200 = 3″

Obviously, the number of stitches it takes to create a letter varies depending on what character it is and the size and font…

* At .25″, open block lettering, 5 characters of text is usually between 500 & 600 stitches (minimum standard text size)

* A 2.50″ diameter circle of .25″ block text has approx 27 characters (minimum size)

 

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“Americas Guardians” size 11.25″ w x 8.6″ t,  123,720 st