Custom embroidery from Drysdales Western Wear is one way you can add a unique stamp to your western clothing.
From simple monogrammed initials to intricate illustrations, Drysdales’ embroidering machines can stitch just about any word or image on many types of apparel. A total of 15 thread colors are offered, including vibrant colors such as crimson, gold, and burnt orange.
Many pre-made designs can be seen at DakotaCollectibles.com. But with the help of computers and scanners, Drysdales also can convert your own illustration or lettering into an embroidered design.
The number of stitches in each design can range up to 45,000. Prices generally run from $8 to $35.
Jim Stewart has run the embroidery machines at Drysdales for more than 20 years. The one he runs at Drysdales’ Memorial Drive store is a Japanese-made Tajima model.
Here, Stewart shows how he prepares apparel for embroidery and how the complex machine works:
Embroidering is mostly safe nowadays, but accidents occasionally happen. Stewart still has a piece of needle embedded in his left middle finger from a mishap years ago.
Most embroidery orders at Drysdales require two weeks to fill; sometimes longer during busy seasons. Some apparel cannot be embroidered, such as leather and down fabric. There also are restrictions on stitching areas such as inside pockets and yokes.
If you’re interested in adding monograms or embroidery to your apparel, call our customer service representative Minnie at 1-800-444-6481, Ext. 230, to work out the details. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.