How We Work

The Embroidery Process

Our goal is to turn your ideas into high quality products which represent you and your company.

Embroidery is the process by which a design is sewn onto a garment using a computerised embroidery machine. The process gives a highly professional long lasting appearance and is suitable for text or logos. We use modern industrial embroidery machines which give a professional finish.

All designs or logos require a specific programme to be created to run the embroidery machines.  This is called a 'stitch file' and the process is called 'set up', 'digitisation' or 'origination'.  Plain text in simple fonts is easier and therefore cheaper to convert than embroidered logos.

Absolute Stitches accept any form of artwork from rough sketches to professional digital images.  

The Costs

The cost of embroidered clothing is made up of the following elements in addition to the clothing itself.

  • 'Set up' or 'digitisation' of the logo or text.  Designs using standard  text fonts will incur only a small set up charge.  For logos the cost of digitisation varies with the complexity of the design and will normally be in the region of £20 to £50.  The digitised design will be filed for your use at any time in the future.
  • The embroidery is normally included in the cost of the garment.  Large or unusual designs may incur an additional charge.
  • A carriage charge will apply.  Goods are normally despatched using a national carrier on a 2-3 day service to a manned delivery address.  A next day service is available at a small additional charge.  Special rates may apply for remote areas and offshore islands.  Small items may be sent by Royal Mail.
  • VAT is charged at the current rate.


When you have found an item that looks suitable for your needs, complete the quote form or give us a call on 01799 732257. We will get back to you with price and other details.