The images below demonstrate typical layout options and show approximate sizing and placement of embroidery on an apron. You can expect that our designers will provide a similar result for your aprons, but keep in mind that lettering size and image size will vary according to the number of letters in the text and the actual dimensions of the embroidery design.

One line of straight text.

One line arched text.

Two lines centered text. Each line can be a different size lettering if requested.

One line of text straight under design.

One line of text arched over design.

First line of text arched over design, second line straight under design.

Frequently asked questions:

1. How big will the lettering be on the apron?
Typically, the lettering is between 1 inch and 1.5 inches high. This is a great size that is very easy to read, even from a distance and fits the apron well proportionately. Keep in mind that the more characters in a line of text, the smaller the lettering will be.

2. How big is the embroidery area on the apron?
For our bib aprons, we have an area of about 6.5 inches by 6.5 inches to work with.

3. Where will the embroidery be placed on the apron?
For bib aprons, unless you specify otherwise, we will place the embroidery centered on the upper part of the bib area, starting about 3 inches down from the top. On waist aprons, the embroidery is placed centered on the top of the apron, above the pockets.

4. Can we place the embroidery on the pockets?
Embroidery on the pockets without actually sewing the pocket closed is very limited, because we can only fit a very small hoop on the pocket. This means that the actual embroidery is limited to about 3.5 inches wide, which eliminates this option for most cases. For that reason, we need to evaluate requests for embroidery on the pockets on a case by case basis.

5. How big will the stock design be embroidered and can it be enlarged?
Each stock design that we have available is created at a specific size. The size dimensions are included in the information provided for each design. The default size of the design can be reduced or enlarged slightly (no more than about 20%) and our designeres typically do resize a little bit to create the optimum design layout to fit with the text that you'd like.

6. If I have a custom logo, how big will that be embroidered?
This is really determined on a case by case basis. Normally, a custom logo would be embroidered at between 4 and 6 inches wide, but this depends on the logo and your preference. For more information about using a custom logo for embroidery, please visit our custom embroidered aprons page.

7. Can I get a proof of my actual embroidery before you complete my order?
By default, we do not send proofs for every order. This enables us to keep costs down and speed up the entire turnaround process. You can get a good idea of how your text and images will appear on the apron as far as size, placement and proportions from the images above. However, if you would still like a proof of what your specific embroidery will look like, we will be happy to provide one for you. You can indicate the request for a proof in the Special Instructions area of the order form. We will then create a computer mock-up of what the embroidery will look like and email that to you prior to sending your order through production. We do not charge any extra for this, but please note that it may add a little time to the overall turnaround time.