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Greek Clothing Debunked: The Difference Between Twill Letters and Embroidered Letters

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At Something Greek, we believe than an educated customer is usually the most satisfied customer. For that reason, we have decided to give you the opportunity to learn a little bit about what we do here. Today, we are focusing on the difference between sewn on twill letters and embroidered letters. Both sewn on letters and embroidered letters are put onto a garment with thread, but the processes are very different.

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Because they are the most popular, we will start with sewn on twill letters. Our most common Greek Lettered T-Shirt is the perfect example. In order to make this shirt, pieces of twill fabric are cut into your letters. If you get a border, a slightly larger letter is cut to surround the first letter. Those letters are then pressed onto the garment with a heat press. Then the letters are sewn onto the garment around both the letter and the border. At Something Greek, we use a zig-zag stitch. The letters are sewn on with a traditional sewing machine.
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Embroidered letters, like the letters on the Embroidered Ladies' Sorority Polo Shirt, are generally smaller, and a completely different machine is used to produce them. There is no fabric that is being sewn on; the design (in this case Greek letters) is made from stitches. For this reason, it is much harder to take out embroidery, and if we try, there is more of a chance that you will see small holes in the garment.
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We also offer 2 inch twill letters as a href="">customization option: usually for a name on the back of a garment. These letters are just like the Greek letters for the front of a t-shirt, just smaller. We price these letters by the letter, so if you order this, be sure to adjust the quantity to the amount of characters in the name!
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We can also do embroidered customization. With embroidered customization, there are two different sizes to choose from. The larger size is $10 per line, and the smaller option is $4 per line. The important difference to remember between additional twill letter customization and additional embroidered customization is that twill is a charge per letter and embroidery is a charge per line.

We hope this informational post helps you in placing your next fraternity clothing or sorority clothing order. If you have any additional questions that have not been answered here, please give us a call at 1-800-247-3352 or email us at

- Michelle Giuseffi

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