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Perfect for

Being Unique – The only method to blend embroidery stitching and fabric creating a retail finish

Retail Feel – The finish is similar to many Jack Wills, Superdry and Abercrombie designs with the frayed edges

Presents – Can be used for one-offs to create premium quality gifts

What is it?

Applique is a longstanding craft technique which applies a pre-cut of piece of fabric onto a garment by embroidery stitches. The design is then complimented by other bit of embroidery fill or text which embellishes the fabric. It is most often used to create text on a garments where you can touch the fabric and the edges fray in a distressed finish

  • An applique design is created on design software by including a base of fabric and digitising some embroidered text stitch by stitch over the top of the fabric and garment.
  • The fabric part of the design is cut out on a specialist applique cutting machine. The fabrics are stocked in certain rolls of colours.
  • A garment is then framed for embroidery to create the flat area where the design will go.
  • The framed garment is then put onto the embroidery machine and marked out where the fabric will sit.
  • Embroidery stitches are then applied to the fabric to apply this to the garment
  • Once secured, the rest of the embroidery is added to the design to complete.

The garment is then taken off the machine and de-framed. Any loose threads are trimmed off.

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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