If you are considering what direction to take for your promotional apparel, whether it is putting a logo on a hat, your brand name on a shirt pocket, or original art design on the back of hoodie, embroidery might be the perfect option for you! Embroidery is a classic and timeless art form that adds a little bit of edge to your advertisement, and nothing looks better than high quality embroidery on the right material! So, how do you guarantee you will get the most out of your embroidery, in quality, appearance, and style, so you can confidently sport your logo or design for the world to see? There are several factors including the material of the product, the design, and finally, the actual thread used for the embroidery itself. Here are the best and most commonly used threads for your next embroidery order or project!

Cotton Thread

When it comes to choosing the best for your embroidery project, cotton thread offers you high quality with a really beautiful sheen. Additionally, there are a lot of options within the cotton thread category that allows you to choose the right thread for your specific project. The weight of your cotton thread is going to play a big role in the durability, so working with your embroidery tech to make the most informed, best option for you and your apparel is the best way to get the product you hoped for!

Rayon Thread

Rayon is possibly the most popular option for embroidery projects because of its amazing sheen and lower cost. With Rayon, you have a lot of options in terms of colors, both solid thread and variegated, which opens the doors for a wide range of design options.

Polyester Thread

Polyester thread is one of the most economical choices when it comes to embroidery, which is why it is incredibly popular. Polyester threads are shiny, vibrant, strong, easy to work with, and they hold their sheen much longer than their Rayon competitor. Polyester thread will endure, making it a favorite. You won’t have to worry as much about fading or bleeding in the wash, so you can enjoy your apparel for longer!

Silk Thread

Silk thread offers you an element of sophistication to your embroidered apparel that you just cannot get without it. Silk thread is strong with a unique and long lasting shine that creates a luxurious feel to your logo or brand. Silk thread puts your best foot forward with a high end appearance, while still giving you the benefits of the strength and stability of its predecessors. For this reason, silk tends to lean slightly more expensive than polyester, cotton, and rayon, but the aesthetic you gain for your brand is priceless!

If you are having a hard time deciding on what thread is best for you and your project, consult our team at River City Screen Printing and Embroidery. At River City, we pride ourselves on creating high quality apparel that best suits you and your needs, and we are ready to work with you!