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Custom Appliqué

At GetBold we are experts at sewn on appliqué. We can apply your image or letters using canvas, twill, or even soft felt. We can do multiple layers or single layers of fabric. We can do wide stitches or loose stitches. Applique can be applied to many different garments as well. Sweatshirts are popular for appliqué. I am sure you have seen custom collegiate sweatshirts with the letters of the college stitched on. It’s a classic look.

Also, hockey jerseys are popular garments for stitched on twill crests on the front. Applique is typically done using a twill fabric but can also be done with felt or other types of acrylic.

“Classic twill applique stitched on letters in the college style. Two colours for UBC.”

Mixed Media

At GetBold we do all our manufacturing in-house. We have screen printing machines as well as embroidery machines which makes us the perfect company for mixed media designs. Do you want to make a garment with both a screen print and embroidery? Maybe some twill that is sewn over the top of a lightweight custom screen print? We can do that. Our sales and design team are experts in garment mixed-media garments.

How to Order Appliqué

Applique is a complicated process. First, we have to choose the garments and fabric type, then we need to cut the design using a laser cutter. Then we program the stitches and sew it on. It’s not really something that can be done using a design online tool. It takes some customer service and some attention to detail. We suggest you give us a call. If you are nearby maybe dropping in and seeing some sample will help you to decide.

We can send you photos, and design options too. Either way, we are committed to helping you achieve the best results of your applique design.

“Retro look applique. Soft felt and flannel stitched on with yarn.”

How Do We Price Applique?

Applique prices depend on the size, amount of layers and amount of stitches used to hold it down. Again, it is not something that can be done using our computer system on the website. We can usually give you a pretty close number based on your idea if you just give us a call. Once we have the art done, and we know how many stitches we will be making, we can be exact with your price. Applique is the most expensive option for decorating a garment, but because of it’s superior look and feel, your customers will be willing to pay much more for it.

Give us a call or send us an email to consult with us on your custom appliqué job.

“Watch a video of applique being stitched onto a hoodie.”

FAQs about applique

  • Can you put applique on a hat?

Yes, we can. We can put it on almost anything.

  • Can you put applique on a t-shirt?

Yes, we can, although we suggest you use a very light weight felt and don’t stitch down the sides. Otherwise it becomes too heavy for a t-shirt. A loose walking stitch is usually sufficient.

  • Can I bring in my own fabric to use as the applique? For example a special flannel with my specific pattern.

Usually yes. Some fabrics melt in the laser cutter, but we can always try.

  • I am looking for tackle twill. Is this the same thing?

Yes, it is. Tackle twill is the name given typically to applique sewn on sports jerseys, but they are the same!

  • Can you stitch down my applique with thick threads or yarn?

Yes. Yarn gives a great retro look. That type of thread is called filaine. Ask for it by name and sound smart.

  • Can I bring in my own garment for applique?

Generally no. We prefer to work on garments we know stitch well, shrink little and won’t melt when we heat press them. We’ve had some disasters in the past, so in order to maintain a high standard, we like to provide the garments.

  • Can you do applique numbers and names on the back of jerseys for my team?

Yes we can. We have lots of jerseys you can choose from under our jerseys product category.

Applique in Vancouver

GetBold is your one-stop shop for garment decorating. We offer great results on applique on all types of garments. From stitched on twill letters to cozy patterned flannel, from hoodies to hats, we can make your applique ideas become a reality. Give us a call or send us an email to chat with us about custom applique.