# How much does embroidery cost per Stitch?

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The simplest way to price your embroidery work is stitch count. If you are a newbie, you can start charging 50 cents per 1000 stitches and increase as high as \$4 depending upon the design’s size.

## How do you calculate embroidery stitches?

One solid square inch of embroidery = approximately 2,000 stitches. For example: 1” x 3” = approximately 6,000 stitches; or, 11/2” x 2” = approximately 6,000 stitches. One solid square 1/2 inch of embroidery = approximately 500 stitches. Each letter at 1/4” in height = approximately 100 stitches.

## How much is 1000 stitches in embroidery?

For 1000 stitches, it will cost between \$1.12 to \$1.68. If you do the math, your selling price per 1000 stitches should be nearly \$1.8 to \$2.7.

## How much do I charge for hand embroidery?

Example: An average individual can stitch approximately 45 stitches per minute, or 2,700 stitches per hour. Each stitch averages approximately 1 cent per stitch. This would mean for every hour of stitching to complete the hand-embroidery project, the cost per hour is \$2.70.

## How many stitches should a logo have?

Each letter at 1/4” in height = approximately 100 stitches. Letters should be no smaller than 1/4” for optimum clarity. If logo has a straight line under it, add 200 stitches per inch. If logo has a drop shadow, add 200 stitches per inch.

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## How long does it take to embroider a logo?

If an embroidery design has 6000 stitches, most all commercial machines will complete the job in under 10 minutes. The average embroidery logo is about 4000-7000 stitches. Most machines run around 600-750 SPM on your average design.

## What is a good stitch count?

So what is a reasonable number of stitches for a used embroidery machine? Well – considering that most embroidery designs are between 1,000 and 10,000 stitches – a machine can hit a million stitches pretty quickly.

## Is embroidery an expensive hobby?

If you take embroidery (or any hobby) seriously, chances are, you’ve noticed that the costs associated with hand embroidery can range from negligible (when you’re just starting out) to pretty darned expensive (when you get to the point when you want to invest in good tools and supplies).

## Can you make money with embroidery machine?

It’s true! PROFITABLE – the home based embroidery business can be VERY profitable! Many customers that start out with a 15 needle embroidery machine in their home end up with a 4 head and lots of customers over time. One of the reasons it is so profitable is the low cost of embroidery supplies.

## How much does it cost to embroider a logo?

The cost of getting a logo vectored & digitized for embroidery can range from \$40.00 to several hundred dollars depending on the size and complexity of the job. Most left chest logos for Polos, button down shirts and jackets are around 4 inches and cost about \$60 as a one-time fee.

## Why is hand embroidery so expensive?

In the case of hand embroidery, more of silk, cotton and wool threads are used. The strands are divided as per the requirement of making the embroidery heavy or delicate. We feel the main reason why hand embroidery is expensive than machine embroidery is the fact that the previous one consumes a lot of valuable time.

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## How much can you make selling embroidery?

If you run your machine for 8 hours, that means you can make over \$2,000 every day (10 x 8 x \$26). Unfortunately not, because first off you need to pay yourself for those 8 hours, and you probably want to pay yourself a decent wage.

## What can I embroider to sell?

15 Vertical Market Ideas For Commercial Embroiderers.

• Medical – scrubs and lab coats.
• Uniforms – direct embroidery and/or patches, janitorial, auto, etc.
• Golf Specialty Items – towels, bags, flags, club sleeves.
• Schools – uniforms, sports uniforms, shorts, spirit wear, letterman jackets, cheer.