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									                             Embroidery Placement Charts
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                                 Embroidery Placement Chart for Shirts
         Item                              Placement                                 Other Considerations
                              Draw line straight down from where
                              shoulder seam meets collar seam.              If you're only putting embroidery on one
                                                                             side, then the name and/or logo should
                             Find center of armholes, from armpit to          go on the left chest position. If you're
                            shoulder, and draw line straight across. If       putting the person's name and logo on
                           you place this line too low, the design may        two sides, the name should go on the
                                go across a woman's breast area.            right, and the logo should go on the left.
 Shirt with no pocket
                                                                            Rationale: When you shake hands, your
Left chest or right chest
                           As an alternative, you can draw a horizontal      eye naturally falls to the other person's
        position
                          line at the level of the second button or snap.      right shoulder/chest area, so if their
                                                                             name is on the right, you're more likely
                          On a V-neck shirt, you can draw a horizontal                    to remember it.
                              line even with the bottom of the V.
                                                                             Monograms should be 1/4 to 1/2 inch
                             Center of design should go where lines                       tall.
                                           intersect.
                                                                           If the pocket is crooked, then line the
                            Center design over pocket for your left to
                                                                          design up with the pocket, and chances
                          right measurement. Bottom of design should
                                                                             are that nobody will even notice.
                                    be 1/4 inch above pocket.
                                                                          Otherwise, it will look as if you put your
                                                                                    design on crooked.
  Shirt with pocket       If your design is a pocket-topper, you should
Left chest or right chest center your design with the pocket, and get it
                                                                          The design or lettering should never be
        position          a close to the pocket as you can, especially if
                                                                          wider than the pocket, which is usually
                              the design is intended to look as if it's
                                                                                       about 4 inches.
                          coming out of the pocket. If needed, pull the
                            pocket back a little and fasten it out of the
                                                                           Monograms should be 1/4 to 1/2 inch
                                          way with tape.
                                                                                             tall.
                               Center the design from left to right.
 T-shirt or Sweatshirt                                                       Try to avoid placing the center of the
                                                                             design on top of the cleavage area for
                             Place top of design 1-2 inches below
     Center Front                                                               ladies shirts. Move it higher if
                            neckline for toddlers. Designs on adult
                                                                             necessary, without touching collar or
                            shirts should be 3-4 inches down from
     Small Design                                                                     crew neck ribbing.
                                           neckline.
 T-shirt or Sweatshirt
                               Center the design from left to right.        Bottom of design shouldn't go below the
                                                                             armpit, but on a very large design, it
     Center Front          Place top of design 2-4 inches down from          should be high enough so it won't be
                                         the neckline.                           hidden if shirt is tucked in.
   Full Front Design
                           Large irregularly placed designs usually
    Ladies Sweater,      follow a diagonal or large gentle S curve or
                                                                         The embroidery should be placed so it
   Jacket, Dress, or 2   C curve. Frequently, the design will start at
                                                                           enhances the shape of the garment,
    piece outfit with    the right shoulder, come across the bodice,
                                                                        flatters the wearer, and doesn't get in the
irregularly placed large ending at the left waist, or curving at center
                                                                                    way of movement.
        design.           of the bodice and ending at the left waist.
                         The design may also curve at the waist, and
                            come back across the top of the pants or
                          skirt. Embroidery sewn on one side, placed
                          off center, and carried down the leg, creates
                                         a vertical line.
                              Center the design from left to right.

                          Center top to bottom with the middle of the     Back designs look best when placed
        Shirt
                          armholes, from shoulder seam to armpit.         between the shoulder blades, but it's
     Center Back
                                                                          okay for design to go below armpits.
                               Design should be placed lower on
                                    sweatshirts with hoods.
                                                                          Monograms should be 1/4 inch to 3/8
                            Bottom of monogram should be 1/4 inch
     Collar point                                                         inch high. The collar may need to be
                               above the top of the buttonhole.
                                                                                 removed and replaced.
                          Halfway between the center neck front and Should be 1/4 to 1 inch tall, depending
                          the left shoulder seam. The bottom of the on size of collar. Follow the direction of
 Turtle Neck Collars
                          design should be 1/2 to 3/4 inch above the the edge, don't try to turn at an angle so
                                             edge.                    it's straight when you're looking at it.
     Shirt Placket        Centered between 2nd and 3rd buttonholes.          Should be 1/4 to 3/8 inch tall.
                          Top of monogram or name should be 1/4" to
                           1/2" from the top edge of the pocket, and
                          centered between the left and right edges of
     Shirt Pocket
                                          the pocket.
                                                                          Monograms should be 1/4 to 3/8 inch
For designs that are on                                                                tall.
                           Alternatively, if the pocket isn't attached,
   the pocket itself
                           you can put a crest or other design on the
                           center of the pocket, then attach it to the
                                               shirt.
                          Place 1/4 to 1/2 inch above hem stitching on
    Shirt Sleeves                                                         Monograms should be 1/4 to 3/8 inch
                             edge of sleeve. Center design directly
    Short Sleeves                                                                      tall.
                                  opposite the underarm seam.
                          Fold cuff in half, starting with button at one
                          side, and buttonhole on the other side. Edge
                             of monogram should be 1 inch from the
     Shirt Cuffs             center of cuff, towards the buttonhole.     Monogram lettering should be 1/4 to 3/8
    Long Sleeves          (Center of monogram should be 1 3/8 inches                  inch tall.
                               from the center). The bottom of the
                            monogram should be 1/4 inch above the
                             stitching at the bottom edge of the cuff.
                          Bottom of design should be 1 1/2 inch above
                            stitching for lower shirt hem. Center of
   Shirt Euro Tail
                          design should be 2/3rds of the way from the Lettering should be 1/4 to 1/2 inch tall.
   (Front Bottom)
                               center front to the outside left edge
                            (approximately 7 inches from center).
                                  Chart prepared by Diamond Threadworks
                                      www.diamondthreadworks.com
                    Embroidery Placement Guide for Coats, Jackets, and Robes
         Item                              Placement                               Other Considerations
                          Approximately waist level, on the right side
                           of the coat lining, 3 inches from where the
                          lining is attached to the outer material, near
                                          the front edge.                   The monogram or design should be at
      Coat Lining                                                           waist level on the right side, no matter
                           Alternatively, it should be centered below           what the length of the coat is.
                          the inside pocket, or in a straight line down
                            from where the shoulder seam meets the
                                             collar.
                              Draw line straight down from where
                              shoulder seam meets collar seam.
                                                                          If you're only putting embroidery on one
                                                                           side, then the name and/or logo should
                             Find center of armholes, from armpit to
                                                                            go on the left chest position. If you're
                             shoulder, and draw line straight across.
                                                                            putting the person's name and logo on
         Jacket
                                                                            two sides, the name should go on the
Left chest or right chest As an alternative, you can draw a horizontal
                                                                          right, and the logo should go on the left.
        position          line at the level of the second button or snap.
                                                                          Rationale: When you shake hands, your
                                                                           eye naturally falls to the other person's
                             Center of design should go where lines
                                                                            right shoulder/chest area, so that's the
                                             intersect.
                                                                               side where their name should be.


                                Center design from left to right.

                           Top of design should be 2-3 inches below         Center of design should be 6-8 inches
                           bottom of collar, or 4-5 inches down from           below bottom of collar, typically
      Jacket Back
                                         base of neck.                     centered between shoulder blades. Okay
                                                                                for design to go below armpits.
                           Design should be placed lower on jackets
                           with hoods, or for wearers with long hair.
                              Draw line straight down from where
                              shoulder seam meets collar seam.

                            Find center of armholes, from armpit to
                            shoulder, and draw line straight across.
         Robes
                          As an alternative, you can draw a horizontal
                         line at the level of the second button or snap.

                            Center of design should go where lines
                                          intersect.
                                  Chart prepared by Diamond Threadworks
                                      www.diamondthreadworks.com
              Embroidery Placement Chart for Miscellaneous Clothes
   Item                         Placement                                Other Considerations
                Mark the center front of the left leg. Mark
                the point that's halfway between your first
                mark and the side seam. That second mark
Shorts Leg       should be the center of your design. The
                 bottom of the design should be 1/4 to 1/2
                inch above the hem stitching on the lower
                            edge of the shorts.
                The design should be on the left leg at the
                crotch level, and centered between the side
                          seam and the inseam.
Pants Leg
                 Alternatively, the right edge of the design
                 can be 2 inches from the side seam, at the
                                crotch level.
                                                                  Usually only done on one leg, but may
                 Encircle cuff or go partway up the outside
Capri Pants                                                      be done on both legs if desired. Use the
                                   seam.
                                                                  same design on a coordinating shirt.
                    Draw line straight down from where
                    shoulder seam meets collar seam.

                  Find center of armholes, from armpit to
                 shoulder, and draw line straight across. If
                you place this line too low, the design may
                     go across a woman's breast area.
 Pajamas
                As an alternative, you can draw a horizontal
               line at the level of the second button or snap.

               On a V-neck shirt, you can draw a horizontal
                   line even with the bottom of the V.

                  Center of design should go where lines
                                intersect.
                                                                  Print out designs before embroidering,
                                                                 and place them around skirt to figure out
                                                                 equal distances between designs. Use a
                                                                    similar distance between bottom of
                                                                     design and edge of fabric, to make
                   Place designs along the hemline, with
                                                                     placement appear more logical. If
  Skirts         bottom of the designs 1/2 to 1 inch above
                                                                 distance between designs is greater than
                            the hemmed edge.
                                                                 3-4 inches, then it won't look very good
                                                                   to have the designs that far above the
                                                                 edge of the hem, so forget this idea, and
                                                                      just put them 1/2 to 1 inch above
                                                                                  hemline.
                       Chart prepared by Diamond Threadworks
                           www.diamondthreadworks.com
                           Embroidery Placement for Clothing Accessories
      Item                              Placement                                 Special Considerations
     Aprons        Center of the bib, 4 inches down from the top edge.
                      Centered on the bib. May also place design
      Bibs          centered from left to right, but closer to the lower
                                    edge of the bib.
                                                                           Hoop tearaway hydrostick backing, and
  Hair Ribbons                 Near the ends of the ribbon.
                                                                                stick ribbons down onto it.
                   1 1/2 inches from corner point, sewn at a 45 degree      Monogram should face the point, not
 Handkerchiefs
                                         angle.                              the center of the handkerchief.
      Hats               Place anywhere on back, front, or sides.
                      Hold the gloves so the wrist is on top, and the
                   fingers are on bottom, with the palm facing down.
                   In this position, the top of the monogram should be
     Gloves          next to the top edge, just below the wrist edge,
                   about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. The design should be 1/4 to
                   1/2 inch away from the outside seam which is next
                                    to the pinky finger.
                     Place design centered at one end of muffler or
                   scarf, above the hem on short edge. The distance
Mufflers and long
                  from the edge should be equal to 1/4th of the width
  rectangular
                    of the scarf. For example, if the scarf is 4 inches
    scarves
                     wide, then the bottom of the design should be 1
                                   inch above the edge.
 Square Scarves      Place in corner of square scarf, 1-2 inches above       Do not put on point that has tag or
  and Bandanas                            point.                                          label.
                                                                            Hoop tearaway hydrostick, and place
   Shoe Laces                Near the ends of the shoe laces.
                                                                                     shoe laces onto it.
                    Design should be centered on the top half of cuff,
      Socks          right side up after cuff is folded down, on the         Design should be 1/4 to 1 inch tall.
                                   outside of the leg.
                    Design should be centered between ends of tube
                    styled cover, or on the lower portion of Y shaped
  Stethoscope                             cover.                            Design or monogram may be placed
    Covers                                                                     either horizontal or vertical.
                     Name can be placed on upper arms of Y shaped
                                        cover.
                   Design should be centered 2" to 2 1/2" up from the
                   bottom point, and centered on the front of the tie.
                                                                            Monograms should be 1/4 to 1/2 inch
      Ties
                                                                                         tall.
                   If worn with a vest, the design should be centered 9
                          to 11 inches above the bottom point.
                                 Chart prepared by Diamond Threadworks
                                     www.diamondthreadworks.com
                              Embroidery Placement for Religious Items
         Item                            Placement                               Other Considerations
                          Centered on collar, halfway between the
                         neck edge and the point in the center, or the
                                    lower straight edge.
     Robe Collars                                                          Designs are usually 2-4 inches tall.
                            May also be placed on the left collar,
                           halfway between the center and the left
                                            edge.
                          The center front portion of the robe has a
                         velvet facing which may be decorated, with
     Robe Fronts                                                           Designs are usually 3-5 inches tall.
                         matching designs directly across from each
                                 other, at the mid-chest level.
                           Placed either on left side of scarf only, or
                         with matching designs on both sides of scarf,
                                                                            Scarf designs usually run vertically,
                         directly across from each other. Designs or
    Robe Scarves                                                           including monograms. Designs and
                          lettering are usually at upper to mid chest
                                                                             letters are usually 3-5 inches tall.
                          level, but may also be placed near ends of
                                             scarf.
    Robe Tunics
(Goes over robe and is          Centered over front chest area.             Designs are usually 4-7 inches tall.
    floor length)
                          Place cross or other design centered at one
  Bible Bookmarks                                                         Size of design should be 1/4th to 1/3rd
                         end of the bookmark, facing the point at the
For large pulpit Bibles.                                                       the width of the bookmark.
                                             end.
                          Place cross or other design centered at each
  Communion Table        end of table scarf, on the part that hangs over Size of design should be 1/4th to 1/3rd
     Scarves               the end of the table. Center from side to             the width of the scarf.
                                   side, facing the short end.
                          Place cross or other design centered above
                                                                          Size of design should be 1/4th to 1/3rd
    Pulpit Covers          the point, on the part that hangs over the
                                                                              the width of the pulpit cover.
                                   front side of the pulpit.
                                 Chart prepared by Diamond Threadworks
                                     www.diamondthreadworks.com
                   Embroidery Placement Chart for Miscellaneous Items
     Item                          Placement                                Other Considerations
                    Bottom of monogram should be 5 inches
  Bath Sheets
                    above hem or 2-3 inches above border.             Monogram should be 5 inches tall.
 Beach Towels
                     Place on opposite end from the label.
                    Bottom of monogram should be 4 inches
  Bath Towels       above hem or 1-2 inches above border.             Monogram should be 4 inches tall.
                     Place on opposite end from the label.
                    Bottom of monogram should be 2 inches
                     above hem or 1 to 1 1/2 inches above
 Hand Towels                                                          Monogram should be 3 inches tall.
                    border. Place on opposite end from the
                                    label.
                   Bottom of monogram should be 1 1/2 inch
                   to 2 inches above hem, or 1 to 1 1/2 inches
Fingertip Towels                                                      Monogram should be 2 inches tall.
                   above border. Place on opposite end from
                                   the label.
                   Centered near top edge of towel, below the          Bottom of towel should be free of
  Golf Towel
                                   grommet.                            embroidery, for wiping hands on.
                   Bottom of monogram should be 1 1/2 inches
                   above hem or 1 inch above border. Place on
                          opposite end from the label.
  Wash Cloths                                                       Monogram should be 1 1/2 inches tall.
                     If there is no border, monogram may be
                       placed in corner at a 45 degree angle.
                    6 inches above hem, or 3-4 inches above
 Sports Towels                                                       Monogram should be 3-6 inches tall.
                                    border.
                     Equal distances, of 1-2 inches from top
  Bath wraps                                                       Design may also go down the front edge.
                    edge, and 1-2 inches from front opening.
                    With wide hem at the bottom (so sheet is
                                                                 When you make the bed, the top sheet
                     upside down), the design should be right
                                                               should be placed wrong side up, then the
                      side up. The bottom of the monogram
                                                                 top (wide) edge should be folded back
                   should be 2 inches above the wide hem, and
                                                              over the top edge of the blanket, revealing
    Sheets          centered from left to right. Embroider on
                                                                the monogram, which is now right-side
                            the right side of the fabric.
                                                                                  up.
                   Alternatively, you can embroider the initials
                                                                     Do not embroider fitted bottom sheet.
                          centered inside the wide hem.
                     The monogram should be stitched on the
                        wide hem of the open edge of the
                   pillowcase, facing the open edge. It should
  Pillowcases
                      be centered from left to right, and also
                    centered halfway between the edge of the
                        pillowcase and the hem stitching.
                      Center the design on the middle of the
  Pillow Sham        pillow sham, facing the long edge of the
                                      sham.
   Blankets         9 to 11 inches down from the point of the      The design should be facing the point, not
                               corner, at a 45 degree angle.              facing the main part of the blanket.
      Napkins                  3 inches from point of corner.                Place opposite of label or tag.
                        Top right corner, 3 inches diagonally from
     Placemats
                                     point of corner.
                                                                          Coordinating designs may go in the
                         Place matching design at each end, facing          center, but should either be non-
   Table Scarves
                                     the short ends.                     directional, or placed in pairs, facing
                                                                         either left and right, or up and down.
    Table Cloths              5 inches from the corner points.
                         Large designs should be centered between
                         bottom edge of valance and bottom of rod
                                         pocket.
 Window Valances
                        Small designs should be placed 1/2 to 1 inch
                              above bottom edge of valance.
                                                                        Letters should be 4-6 inches tall, but a
  Director's Chairs             Centered on back of chair.              minimum of 2 inches tall, so people can
                                                                                 read it across a room.
Christmas Stockings        Centered on the cuff of the stocking.
Christmas Tree Skirts        Centered on the front of the skirt.
  Bags, Totes, and      Usual placement is 4 inches below top edge,
                                                                          Placement anywhere is acceptable.
      Purses                     centered between straps.
                                Side Center (multiple lines)

                                            Hip
   Horse Blankets                                                      Straight, or at angle if on bottom corners.
                                         Shoulder

                                 Lower Corner below hip.
                                 Chart prepared by Diamond Threadworks
                                     www.diamondthreadworks.com

								
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