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What is Applique?

You may not know the word applique, but you will have most likely see it before. It’s known from brands like Hollister and Abercrombie as they use this technique on their Highstreet clothing. Essentially this process uses embroidery to stitch a pre cut piece of fabric onto a garment. Rather than creating the whole design from stitch, a large section is made from a felt like material.

We use it mainly for large text designs on things like varsity jackets and hoodies. The letters are cut out of a soft fabric. There is usually two layers that are complimentary colours. You can choose the colour felt you would like before we start stitching. Next the embroidery machines stitch an outline of each letter, so our team know exactly where to place the fabric. All that’s left to do now is attach the letter. The machine embroiders over the top of the fabric with a thick stitch boarder, to keep it in place and create that varsity look. 

What Are The Benefits Of Applique?

This is a great option for getting a unique look that stands out. It does have a very specific style to it, but this can work well for certain purposes. We usually see this used on society kits and hoodies. But we find this can work great for having individual initials on a team kit. Or if you are wanting a large back text, applique is a great print alternative. 

What We Offer

At Banana Moon we have a specialist applique cutter to cut the fabric and a large number of embroidery heads which finish off the applique design. Our in-house design team design all of the applique designs and oversee the cutting of the fabric and the embroidery. Try co-ordinating a different colour fabric to the embroidery stitching to create a really pleasing contrast colour effect between the two.

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