Caps are one of the most profitable items that can be embroidered for resale.

The average hat sells for $20 - $30 and can only have $2 - $5 in cost.

You can easily complete 5 hats per hour, with the right machine, such as the Baby Lock Valiant or Brother PR1050x.

Use these tips to save you time and frustration, plus give you professional results every time.

These tried and true methods have been developed from hours of trial and error to gain the best results.


6 Tips

  1. For best results always start your design, on the hat, from the bottom up and from the center out. Finish one section of the design before going onto the next, if possible.
  2. Your embroidery design, for a standard cap, should not be more than 2.10 inches high and, if you are working on a low-profile cap, it usually cannot be more than 2” high, in the center of the cap. Try to keep all your designs, within the 2-inch-high range, for all of your caps.
  3. Make sure that the bottom of the design, is at least one-half inch up, from the seam where the cap front and the brim are sewn together. If you are working on a stiff cap, the base of your letters may distort if you are sewing too close to the bottom of the cap. When you are hooping your cap, you must make sure that your cap facing is tight into the lip of the cap framing device.
  4. Make sure that your lettering is set up to stitch center out. If your lettering is not stitching center out, you will need to re-sequence the lettering.
  5. Always use cap backing when you are hooping your caps, regardless of how heavy or stiff your cap is. This also will help to produce a higher quality embroidery design on your cap. A 3 oz. tearaway cap backing is the best choice.
  6. If you are working with a stiff cap such as a Flex Fit cap; steam pressing the cap first softens up the backing and flattens out the top part of the cap. This makes the cap sit closer and flatter against the needle plate and helps to embroider designs on caps a lot easier.

You will learn these and many more, money making tips and tricks at our upcoming seminar: Turn Your Embroidery Passion Into Profit.

Click here to learn more about the "Turn Your Passion Into Profit" event.

May 29, 2018 by Victoria Okuniewski