Tackle twill, or applique, involves the sewing down of material, usually a nylon twill, to clothing. Originally, the twill was laid down and sewn with a sewing machine one letter at a time and was necessarily simple to do. Letters and basic shapes were generally involved. It was time consuming, not always uniform and limited in scope to lettering and perhaps a symbol of some sort. Giving you the authentic look that the players
on the field wear.
Lots of clothing was done this way. Baseball uniforms and school names could be done easily and even split front uniforms were a simple task. Today, using embroidery machines, complex combination's of embroidery and twill can be used to create intricate, 3-dimensional designs that are large, inexpensive and absolutely gorgeous. It takes time to digitize them.
At Team Sports Zone, we use our embroidery machines to do this sewing for several reasons. First, we can provide a uniformity of quality not always found in the hand-sewn variety of tackle twill. Second, we have the flexibility of using many different types of stitching on the twill or other material to give many different looks to the same designs. Third, we can do the work faster on multi-head machines, thus keeping delivery times shorter.
Quality, standard appearance and complexity of designs add to our versatility and our expert operators versatility and our expert operators consider that appearance is far more important. Everything sewn should be in register and clear. It shouldn't unravel and we do our very best to insure that the design will outlast the clothing.