Searching for the right Embroidery Design Placement Chart can be very confusing and frustrating. There are many charts available for many different types of garments and linens, but most of them are not specific and it is up to you to create that perfect placement chart that will work for 99 percent of your items.

Your customer is depending on you to know the proper placement and when he or she receives it and the design looks off, they are extremely disappointed.

The right placement is important in the final quality of your product and the presentation of that product to your customer.

The placement of a monogram or an embroidery design on a garment is subject to many variables. There was a time when tradition was very important, but in today’s world that is not always a big factor.  There are basics that really need to be followed, but for the most part, placements are all over the place.

Your customer’s preference needs to be taken into consideration, but for the most part, the customer is trusting in you to make that right decision because you are the professional with the experience.

Many times, we have to figure it out by the type of garments, the lines on the garment, the size of the garment and the basic construction of it, but it is much easier when you have a basic guide that you can follow.

Here are some of the variables that you need to watch out for.

  • Working with Stripes – If there is a stripe you must make sure that you hoop according to the stripe even if it appears to be slightly crooked.
  • Are there any diagonal, horizontal or vertical seams in the area that the logo would normally be placed?
  • Are there any inside zippers?
  • Are there any inside pockets?
  • Is there an access zipper inside?
  • Is there a removable lining?
  • Is the lining larger and wants to bunch up?
  • Is there an existing embroidery that must be considered?

Attention to all of the details is extremely important when you are placing your logo, lettering or monogram on either the left or right chest of any garment. Having a good basic embroidery design placement chart is very important if you want to be consistent in all of your design placements!

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