Embroidery Invoice Template

An embroidery invoice records the total cost owed by a customer for the embroidering of an item. It is for part-time and professional embroiderers and can be used for charging a single embroidery fee, an amount per 1,000 stitches, and/or the cost of materials required for the job.

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What is Embroidery?

Embroidery is the practice of sewing designs into fabric through the use of a sewing machine or hand-stitching methods. Embroidery can be done to add customizations to essentially any cloth type material and is commonly used for adding names to belongings, business logos to clothing, creating decorative and purposeful patches (ex: the blue NASA patch), and creating elegant art pieces for decoration. Embroiderists can learn to incorporate many types of stitching styles depending on the look they’re going for and the material that is being sewed. The following are the most common styles used today:

  • Backstitch
  • Running stitch
  • Stem stitch
  • Straight stitch
  • Split stitch
  • Satin stitch
  • Feather stitch

Required Tools for Embroidery

To begin embroidering items, one does not need an extensive list of supplies. For beginners, one only needs to have access to embroidery needles, thread (such as stranded cotton), scissors (dressmaker and/or embroidery scissors work), and frames for keeping the fabric steady.

How to Remove Embroidery

Whether an individual is looking to add a new design to an older piece of clothing or wishes to remove a patch to give a clothing item a new purpose, unwanted embroidery doesn’t have to be a permanent addition to whatever it is stitched onto. The following steps can be used to remove hand-embroidery from fabric materials:

Step 1 – Obtain a Seam Ripper

To remove embroidery from cloth, a tool called the “seam ripper” is required. The tool is a thin, metal pick that has a prong-like end, with one prong consisting of a knife, and the other a small red ball used to ensure the fabric remains rip-free.

Step 2 – Cut the Stitching

Flip the fabric over so the underside of the embroidery is visible. Insert the seam ripper below the stitching and pull upwards to cut the stitching. Repeat this until all visible thread is cut.

Step 3 – Pull the Stitching

Flip the fabric over to the front and start pulling the thread out of the item. Sliding a needle under the stitching can give the necessary leverage to pull out the string. If some thread isn’t pulling out, flip the item back over and continue using the seam ripper until all lines are cut. Repeat this process until all thread has been pulled out, and the embroidery is removed. This process should be taken as slow as possible, as the sharp end of the seam ripper can tear through the item itself or injure the individual using the tool.