5 Tips for Socks Embroidery

Stanislav Yesep

Our Guide to Embroidery for Socks

Embroidery involves the use of vivid colored threads to show beautiful designs on a piece of fabric. The designs may include your brand logo or any other image about your company. Here are some of the tips to follow when doing socks embroidery:

Show Off Your Brand

You can use embroidery to showcase your brand identity on socks. Several brands use socks embroidery to market their brand and make it known to people. Examples of established brands using embroidery on socks include Gucci, Umbro, Under Armour, and many others.

The good thing with embroidery is that it lasts longer and can last as long as the product lasts. When you have your brand embroidered on socks, people will always see it and it will become known.

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Thicker Lines

Once you have your design, make sure to use thick lines. Ideally, thin lines do not show well on embroidery. Ensuring that you use thicker lines will outline your artwork clearly, making it more visible and appealing.

As much as you are using a thick line, ensure that the thread you are using is not too thick for the fabric. It may make the threads in the material move and shift to accommodate the thick thread. Such movement and shifting can result in puckering.

The Sizing

The sizing of your embroidery is a vital part you must consider. It is important to take note of all the possible sizes available for our embroidery. The best thing to do is to remember that the embroidery is for socks and not bigger garments.

The normal size for socks embroidery usually measures between half an inch to 2.5 inches. Anything bigger than that may not do well with socks. Therefore, when designing the artwork, keep in mind the possible sizes available.

An Embroidery Designer

When making your embroidery design, an embroidery designer comes in handy. The embroidery designer can help you develop the best designs for your socks (based on color, size, and artwork). Usually, they will also help you convert your artwork to the best format.

They may convert the artwork to .dst file format or any other file format compatible with the machine you will use. Some machines use .exp, .jef. or .kwk file formats.

Prepare for Additional Costs

When planning for embroidery, it is important to avoid having a fixed budget. It may frustrate you. Generally, embroidery may add about €0.50 to €1.50 per pair, depending on the size of the design and quantity you need.

For you to enjoy economies of scale, you may need to embroider a higher number of pairs. Having more socks may make you spend a relatively less amount.


Embroidery can give your company a lasting impression. The good thing is that it involves the stitching of a design onto the fabric of the socks. As long as the socks will remain in use, the embroidered design will also be visible.

If you want to consider other ways to put logo on socks, we have a piece written about just that.

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