BSA-Licensed Embroidery

Councils depend on SG Trading Post for their custom embroidery needs. As one of the nation's leading embroidery companies, councils trust us to deliver quality products from polo shirts, jackets and sportswear. Let us accommodate any size order, big or small.

Embroidery is a great way to express yourself or your council! Whether you are looking for a professional look for your staff or a tone-on-tone logo for that subtle recognition, we have an option that will work for you. The most popular placement is left chest application, but we can also run jumbo size designs (14” x 14”). Almost anything can be embroidered – even heavy weight garments like Carhartt jackets.

Package Embroidery - SG Supplied Material

SG Trading Post represents approximately 50 manufacturers of quality apparel. Everything that we offer has been designed to be decorated -- that is, access points have been added to the garments enabling embroidery, excess labels have been removed from traditional decoration areas, and inventory is supported on a year round basis. This permits your firm to purchase quality apparel, with consistent sizing, colors, and decoration.

Contract Embroidery - Customer Supplied Material

Customers may bring items into SG Trading Post for embroidery decoration. Please note that not all garments are designed to be decorated. Most embroidered designs and logos require a digitized program, we can create this program for your order at an additional cost. Customer-owned garments are given the same professional handling as all our products.


Can I bring my own garments in for embroidery?
Yes. However, with our connections to many manufacturers, we can save you money by purchasing the product for you with a volume discount.

How do you charge for embroidery services?
Embroidery pricing is tied to the number of stitches. A garment of 3,000 stitches is going to take much less time on the embroidery machine then a design of 50,000 stitches. Pricing is also dependent on the number of garments embroidered. Colors are not a pricing factor. Contact customer service for more details.

How big can my embroidered design be?
We recommend embroidered designs to be 3 to 5 inches wide for chest application, with some restrictions for hat decorations. However, we can also run jumbo size designs (14” x 14”). We are more than happy to work with you and accommodate your requests.

What kind of items can be embroidered?
Almost anything can be embroidered as long as we can hoop it and a needle will go through the substrate. However, button down shirts, jackets, hats and bags will produce the best, crisp results for embroidery.

Do you provide applique services?
Yes, we do. Applique is the laying down of tackle twill letters and stitching around those letters. We are an expert in this type of embroidery. This style is often seen on college spirit wear sweatshirts.

Is there a minimum amount of garments for embroidery?
No. While we recommend a minimum of 24-36 garments for embroidery services, no order is too big or too small. Need one shirt embroidered? We can do it for you.

I need direction and assistance with a shirt design. Can you help?
Absolutely! We have a full time, highly skilled art department on staff that specializes in helping you realize your custom design. Let us help you put together a dynamic presence on your new garments!

If your art department creates my design/logo, who owns that design?
You do. SG Trading Post does not retain any copyright to your design or logo. Simply put: it is yours.