Custom Embroidery

Custom Embroidery

Custom embroidery has been our specialty for over 25 years!  Our embroidery artists can help you with your project whether you're looking for an elegant design to be applied to a single item or for your logo to be used in corporate branding on various items.

Need inspiration? See our Embroidery Portfolio. Or, check out the fonts, graphics and designs you can use to get your project started.


Please note that due to COVID safety precautions we are requiring that customers book appointments for in-person custom orders by emailing the department:

What We Have in Store

At Make, we have an assorted selection of items that are perfect for embroidery. For that special gift or for your company, club or team. Here are some of the items we carry in store that can be embroidered. 



What Can I Bring In?

Many items are suitable for embroidery.  Here is a sample list of things that you can bring in for embroidery at Make.

  • Athletic wear
  • Backpacks (some backpacks with too many zippers or padding may not be able to be embroidered)
  • Blankets
  • Baby blankets
  • Caps
  • Chair covers
  • Christmas stockings
  • Jackets 
  • Jerseys
  • Toques
  • Towels
  • Polos
  • Robes
  • Shirts
  • Storage bins (fabric)
  • Vests
NOTE - there are a number of things that can restrict us from being able to embroider on your item - pockets, zippers, linings, seams, fabric that is too thick or too delicate.  We cannot say for sure that your item can be embroidered until we have seen it.

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One or two items: 

  • Bought at Make:   same day to next day depending on time of order.
  • Brought in:   Single items brought in by customers must be quarantined for 48 hours prior to beginning production. Production takes 24-72 hours depending on item and embroidery.

Multiple Items (eligible for volume pricing at 6+ with same embroidery):

Multiple items brought in by customers must be quarantined for between 72-120 hours prior to beginning production. This is quoted based on the number of items, the embroidery needed and our current workload.  Can be from 72 hours to 10 days depending on the project.

  • On items bought at Make - Embroidery starts at $15 including basic stock or custom design and letters up to 5,000 stitches.
  • On items brought in by you - Embroidery starts at $19 including basic stock or custom design and letters up to 5,000 stitches.
  • The stock or custom design is more than 3,000 stitches?  They are priced based on the number of stitches so pricing is quoted on a per design basis.
  • Bulky, extremely thick, tough or unwieldy items:  There are some items that are extremely hard to hoop and then keep on the machine - we charge a handling fee of $10-$25 on these items.
  • Custom Design set up: To use your own logo or design it must be digitized to be used by the embroidery machine. There is a one-time set-up fee for digitizing your logo and the cost varies based on the complexity and size of the design but starts at $40. We need to evaluate your design before we can quote you on digitizing or embroidery.  To learn more about digitizing and get a quote on your project click here.


Yes, we can convert your logos, designs and artwork into a special format so they can be embroidered by our machines.  It needs to be DIGITIZED for embroidery using an embroidery specific program operated by a trained digitizer. 

To learn more about digitizing and get a quote on your project click here.


Sure can!  See our information on patches here.


We do custom order sales on singular items as well as large volume orders! For Volume order inquires please request a quote.


We embroider items purchased elsewhere all the time if they are suitable for embroidery.

Not all items, even if they are constructed of fabric, can be embroidered.  (If they are too small to hoop, have lots of zippers and pockets, or are thick padded fabrics, have layers of fabrics, are fragile or constructed in any way that prevents us from being able to hoop your item and secure it in our machine)

Also, there are some things that we do not recommend be embroidered even if it is possible (examples of this are irreplaceable items, very thin or delicate fabrics, neck ties, very expensive items, anything leather, anything the hoop may leave a mark on)  Please bring your item into Make to see if it works with embroidery.

We will not embroider unwashed items, no exceptions.


Yes! We have over 20 fonts and 100 colours to choose from. Scroll back to the top to see our embroidery fonts. NOTE - Text needs to be at least 0.2" high to work.

As for images, we have hundreds in many different categories.  We do not have pictures of them all uploaded to our site but do have some examples shown here.


Maybe - but likely not as you need to be the owner or creator of the image or have specific permission to use it.  We do not reproduce copyright protected images or artwork without the permission of the creator or owner.


Landscape or portrait photography does not translate well to embroidery. If you're looking to put this kind of photography onto clothing consider our Classic Printing or our Edge-to-Edge Printing.