August 25, 2023
Debbie SewBlest , EMB 101
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Do you embroider your
youngster’s name on shirts and backpacks for school? Maybe you should rethink
Sometimes, the best place
for embroidering a name is out of sight. At least that is the sentiment for
many when it comes to school-aged children’s apparel.
As embroiderers, we want
to stitch on everything. Although we may want to add names to t-shirts,
sweatshirts, and backpacks for our back-to-schoolers, it isn’t necessarily a
Many safety officials recommend
against stitching a child’s name on personal items that will be in plain sight.
A stranger calling a child by their first name could easily be mistaken for a
Most kids love starting
back to school with personal items that are geared just to them. Instead of
embroidering a name, let them pick out one of AnntheGran’s thousands of designs.
Let them pick out the
shirt, applique fabric, or thread colors. It is highly unlikely that anybody
else in the class will have the same thing.
If you do want to embroider
items for identification purposes, consider making a patch that you can stitch
or glue to the inside of a jacket, tote, or backpack. Eileen Roche has a great blog
on what you need to do that here.
You can also use just
about any applique
shape will work. Just add text.