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3D puff embroidery, and how to get it correct.

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3D puff embroidery digitizing has been a significant trend in three-dimensional garment embellishment. This technique of printing is growing faster and faster day by day. This blog post will explain the 3D puff embroidery digitizing technique and how businesses can adapt it correctly.

What is 3D puff embroidery digitizing?

3D Puff embroidery digitizing is a method of embroidery that creates the raised puff effect. An existing 3d foam fabric is placed between the garment and the stitching, using a thread colour that matches the fabric’s background colour for the Foam. Puff embroidery digitizing is used to make decorative designs on a garment that literally stand out

How does it work?

3d puff designing starts with the logo and its characteristics; for a design to work, it needs to have thick outline/strokes. Please see the below images for what will and will not work with 3d puff designs.

3d puff embroidery comparison

Flat embroidery vs 3d puff


The one thing that you have to keep in mind is that the minimum thickness for the Foam to show up is 3mm or more, so please avoid fancy fonts unless they are really big. We will digitize any design as long as it is suitable for a 3-D puff. Please bear in mind that 3-D is only suitable for long satin stitches and not fill stitches. So if you have a question, please ask us first before ordering a 3-D puff design. Once we Digitize the design, we will test it on the machine and send proof of the design works.

How to get started with 3D embroidery digitizing?

To get started with 3-D puff embroidery Digitizing designs, you will first need to make sure that you know the technique of embroidering 3-D puff. We will share with you a video of how this is done. Secondly, you need to make sure that you have the 3-D puff foam in stock
it is best to have the Foam in the closest possible colour match to the outer stitches
If you are not sure about the technique, please feel free to download one of our tEST designs by clicking on this link

Different types of 3D embroidery digitizing services are offered.

In 2020 a few embroidery machine companies upped their game to enable the use of dual 3-D foam what does means that you can have two layers of 3-D form to highlight different parts of your designs. This is only possible with machines that have an automatic variable pressure foot tension.


With all that we’ve covered in this article, you should be ready to take your business and embroidery projects to the next level. The professional quality embroidery digitizing services we offer can help you boost your sales and revenue.

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