The Different Types of Embroidery

The craft of embroidery is a lot more necessary and functional than people give it credit for. Thanks to embroidery, we have wearable clothes, enjoyable fashion, high-quality upholstery on our furniture and home accessories, and so much more. Done right, it can even help promote businesses. 

There are six basic types of embroidery stitches, each with its own purpose and appeal:

  • Backstitch
  • Chain stitch
  • Lazy daisy
  • French knot
  • Satin stitch

However, counting all the other variations that have been developed over the years, you can easily count more than 300 embroidery stitches from all over the world! That’s what makes the world of embroidery so much more exciting and interesting!

This variety makes it all the more ideal for application on different materials. Not only is embroidery great for crafty hobbyists, but it’s also perfect for a wide range of merchandise types. 

With the right technique, embroidery can help create a huge impact on your brand’s promotion. That’s why it’s important to have the right design and, of course, the right team to pull off the job. 

Whatever type of merchandise you have, you can find an embroidery technique that will work best. There are teeshirt printing options and hat printing options that work great as giveaways for promotions and gifts. 

Here are some types of embroidery you can apply for your promotional needs. 


Apparel embroidery is applied on clothing items such as t-shirts, jackets, socks, sweatshirts, towels, and more. It’s perfect for corporate teams, or even kids’ sports teams and gear. Embroidered hats are one of the easiest ways to incorporate team logos and brand names.


Corporate embroidery is a great way to make a brand’s image reach further and become more accessible. These wearable items are perfect for the job because they can be easily worn in public. Just think about how many people can see your brand if each and every one of your team members goes out and about wearing your corporate merchandise. 


Embroidery can be used for corporate wear and applied to other cloth or canvas materials, such as bags, purses, souvenir kits, or even umbrellas. Again, the high usability of these products makes them great promotional items. Not only are they great at raising brand awareness, but they are also functional for everyday needs. 

Work With the Right Team

Getting embroidered merchandise can be considered an investment as far as your team’s promotional efforts are concerned. That is why it’s important that you find the right team that will deliver top-quality results. 

3 in 1 Design is a full-service printing shop located in the heart of San Diego, CA, America’s Finest City. Get in touch to get started on your own merchandise line for your team, family, or friends!