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Flat embroidery

What is flat embroidery?

Flat embroidery refers to a basic embroidery technique that uses a variety of decorative stitches, including the satin stitch. It involves stitching with embroidered threads onto various fabrics, preferably using a satin stitch for a smooth and polished finish. Flat embroidery is popular for custom caps, t-shirts, and other garments, allowing custom embroidered designs and logos to stand out. This technique requires embroidery digitizing to convert the design into a format readable by an embroidery machine. Flat embroidery works well on thicker fabrics and can create simple and sophisticated designs, adding a touch of elegance to any apparel or accessory.

What is the difference between flat embroidery and 3D puff embroidery?

The main difference between flat embroidery and 3D puff embroidery lies in the technique and appearance. Flat embroidery is a basic embroidery style using decorative stitches and embroidered threads on fabric, often done with a satin stitch. It creates a smooth and polished design without much height or dimension. On the other hand, 3D puff embroidery adds depth and texture to the design by using raised embroidery threads, resulting in a raised or “puffed” effect. This technique is commonly used to create a three-dimensional appearance, adding extra dimension and visual interest to the embroidered design.

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