Let’s Talk About What We Can’t Do

Hello again In Stitches family! I feel like now we’re friends. Don’t you feel that way? We’ve introduced ourselves, we’ve shown you what we can do here, here, and here, and we’ve shared some of our in house stock! But today, today we’re going to talk about something we can’t do. Well, we can do it but we don’t like to. It’s messy and it doesn’t look right. Just hang on and you’ll see what I mean.

Here’s a question we get asked all the time!

I have this really great shirt, but it has my old job’s logo. Can you take that off and put my new logo on?


Can you remove this name and put a new one on?

The answer is yes, we can but we don’t really want to because you won’t get the outstanding quality that we pride ourselves on. Let me show you what I mean.

Here is an example that we sewed up to show you. Notice that I said sew. To sew something, a needle needs to go through the fabric. Plus in the embroidery process, there are sometimes small stitches under the stitches you can see. That’s a lot of holes! Now back to the example.

Now to take this off, we need to cut each line and take out that thread.

This one is a moisture wicking shirt but you can obviously see the holes left over from the removal of N and A.


This is a look at the backing we use when we embroider. You can see all the holes in the letters.


And another look at just how many holes there would be in the shirt.


This is a pique knit shirt. The holes aren’t as noticeable but believe me, they’re still there!


I can just hear you now! Can you do nothing to help me if I want to get the embroidery taken off my shirt? And the answer is, yes we can, but with a catch. We can cover the embroidery with a patch but it doesn’t always work. Let’s take a look at some examples that Best Gen were gracious enough to let us share.

As you can see, we put a patch over a bit of embroidery on this moisture wicking shirt. I think you’ll agree with me that it works, but it doesn’t look great. Definitely not up to our normal standard for sure! So, still not our favorite solution but definitely a solution.

And finally, we have found that the patch solution works much better on heavier fabric like a jacket or coat like this one.


So when asked if we can remove embroidery from an item, the answer is yes, but we would recommend not doing it because no matter what we do, it just isn’t up to our normal standards! That being said, we will give it a try and charge by the hour which may actually wind up costing more than just getting a new shirt with embroidery.

Thank you, friends, for understanding about removing embroidery. We’d love to talk to you about any embroidery you’d like removed, but now we know that it might not work out as well as we all hope!

But on a happier note! If you need any embroidery done, please give us a call, text or email! We’d love to talk to you about it! And if you missed it, learn a little more about how we embroider here!

Have a great week,
Mike and Wendy
In Stitches Embroidery

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