Embroidery is how it all began at West Coast Monograms. Since 1981 we have been crafting some of Canada's most respected quality embroidery.  

What is embroidery?

Embroidery is the craft of stitching patterns using needle and thread. The first known examples date back thousands of years, and traditionally embroidery had been used to decorate linens, quilts, dresses, and bedding. Embroidery was done by hand using sewing machines, and the machine operator would move the item they were embroidering along with the pattern. The designs were generally quite simple, such as floral patterns or monograms (names/initials). The development of Computer Embroidery Machines in the 1970s allowed for much greater detail and accuracy in embroidered stitching. This gave rise to the use of embroidery for small logo replication on hats, golf shirts, jackets, and more. Embroidery is the most permanent of our decoration options, often outlasting the life of the garment, and most logos can be replicated beautifully. 

How does the process work?

If you feel our famous embroidery is right for your project, the first step is to send us your logo. It does not need to be a specific format, acceptable flies include .jpg, .gif, .tif, ai, .eps, .pdf, .cdr. Once the size of the design is confirmed, we program or "digitize" the design to run on our commercial embroidery machines. We often use the Pantone color matching system to ensure we adhere to corporate brand standards