Best Embroidery Shops in Ottawa
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5 Best Embroidery Shops in Ottawa

Embroidery started as a hobby done by hand. At present, it’s one of the most sophisticated ways of making a group or business stand out. 

The best embroidery shops in Ottawa deliver vibrant and lasting images or words translated to thousands of stitches. They do so using machines that are a far cry from the hand stitched method of the past. 

The list today gives you a glimpse of why these shops are the best in their field. Before we go into that, let’s first look at how much an embroidery project costs. 

How Much Do Embroidery Projects Cost in Ottawa 

The cost of your embroidery project mainly depends on two factors ⏤ the number of stitches in your design and the number of pieces that you will order.  

The number of stitches will depend on how elaborate your design is. It doesn’t matter if it’s colorful or just in one colour, it’s the number of stitches that’s being counted. 

As with any other bulk orders, the price goes down as the number of pieces increases. 

The apparel (hoodie, caps, toques, etc.) where you would have your design embroidered comes at a separate cost. Most shops carry different brands where you could take your pick.

The table below shows embroidery costs from some of our entries. These are only rough estimates and it’s still best to ask for a quote for the specific embroidery project you have in mind. 

EMBROIDERY SHOPESTIMATED COST
Ottawa Shirt Printing
  • 24 embroidered caps
  • 72 embroidered caps
  • 150 embroidered caps
  • 24 stitched hoodies
  • 72 stitched hoodies
  • 150 stitched hoodies
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    Starts at $12

    Starts at $10

    Starts at $8

    Starts at $28

    Starts at $26

    Starts at $24

    ASAPpm
  • Stitch count up to 4,999
  • 5,000 to 9,999
  • Stitch count bet. 10,000 to 14,999
  • Stitch count bet. 15,000 to 20,000
  • Stitch count bet. 20,001 to 25,000
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    Starts at $7.05

    Starts at $8.50

    Starts at $9.25

    Starts at $9.95

    Starts at $13

    Best Embroidery Shops in Ottawa

    The best embroidery shops in Ottawa will give you a product that you can enjoy for a long time.  Aside from it, they would be your  go-to shop whenever you have an embroidery need in mind. 

    How do you know that you have snagged a good deal from an embroidery shop? Look for the qualities given below. 

    Great workmanship is key in building the reputation of any embroidery shop. The skill of the one doing the embroidery coupled with the innovations used translates to a beautiful work of art.  
    A wide selection of apparel where the embroidery can be applied is another factor in choosing an embroidery shop. The most common apparel where the embroidery is placed is hats, jackets, and hoodies. 
    A wide selection of apparel where the embroidery can be applied is another factor in choosing an embroidery shop. The most common apparel where the embroidery is placed is hats, jackets, and hoodies. 
    Impeccable customer service is always an added perk, and one that customers enjoy, of any business. People love it when they receive attention and are given A+ service.  


    With these guidelines, we can now examine each entry and find out why we’ve chosen them for today’s list.

    1.  More Than Just Caps Clubhouse

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    SERVICESCustom embroidery, blank apparel, country heritage collection
    WEBSITE

    https://www.morethanjustcaps.com/

    ADDRESS896 Greenbank Rd #3, Nepean, ON K2J 1S8, Canada
    CONTACT DETAILS613-843-1505
    OFFICE HOURSTuesday to Saturday 12 NN to 4 PM

    Monday and Sunday Online service available

    Criteria Ratings 
    Workmanship★★★★★ (5/5)
    Wide Selection of Apparel★★★★★ (5/5)
    Process★★★★✩ (4/5)
          Quotation/Consultation★★★★✩ (4/5)
          Approval of DTS/Design★★★★★ (5/5)
          Production★★★★★ (5/5)
    Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
          Turnaround Time★★★★★ (5/5)
          Responsiveness★★★★★ (5/5)

    More Than Just Caps Clubhouse lives up to its name. This embroidery shop can stitch your design to a wide range of apparel ⏤ caps, toques, hoodies, crewnecks, polos, shirts, and tanks. 

    What we love about this shop is that they have no minimum order required. Also, although they carry great lines of apparel, you can bring your own clothing or apparel if you wish to. 

    The staff here are comfortable discussing embroidery projects online without causing confusion. Sources say that the level of attention given to them feels like they are in a physical store. 

    We also love the fact that they are very considerate of the quality that their clients receive. This is evident with their 7-day refund policy. 

    You don’t have to stress out how you would pay for your orders. They have flexible payment methods such as Apple Pay, PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, only to name a few. 

    Past clients vouch for the responsiveness of the staff here. However, in our opinion, there is still room for improvement to speed up the communication process, especially for first-time clients. 

    We noticed that their “Contact Us” form only has a big box for the message or query. It would be better if they provide sections too for the type of apparel, expected turnaround time, the number of pieces, and even the design that the client would wish to have embroidered. 

    This way, they can provide a quote faster rather than have a series of emails sent back and forth to get these pertinent details. Also, a price matrix could give potential clients an idea of the costs of their embroidery services. 

    Pros

    • No minimum order required
    • Accepts client’s apparel
    • Has a wide selection of apparel
    • Offers 7-day refund
    • Has flexible payment methods
    • Offers online service

    Cons

    • No price matrix on the website
    • No online quote
    • Needs more details on the website (turnaround time, types of file needed, etc)

    Customer Reviews

    Unbeatable customer service

    “The customer experience at More Than Just Caps is second to none, and quite honestly a rarity in this day and age. Chris was patient and asked all the extra questions necessary to make sure that my customized gear would turn out the exact way I wanted. I’ve shopped with the Clubhouse twice (both for non-custom and custom items) and you can bet I’ll be a repeat customer as long as they’re around making products. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.” — Alex Truong

    Amazing final product

    “I’ve bought hats here before, and I like their local Ottawa proud hats that are part of the 613 series. I like to show local pride. However, what really tipped the scales for me was that I reached out for a custom design for a cause close to my heart, and they more than delivered. They worked with me step by step, offered creative ideas, and came up with a concept that was remarkable. The final product is nothing short of amazing, and I can’t wait to present it to my close friends. You’ve got a customer for life.” — Trinden Bowley

    2. ASAPpm

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    SERVICESEmbroidery, custom apparel, safety wear and workwear, screen printing, promotional products, design, marketing, trade show supplies
    WEBSITE

    https://asappm.com/

    ADDRESS215 Terence Matthews Cres, Unit 4 Kanata Ontario K2M 1X5
    CONTACT DETAILS613-270-8888

    [email protected]

    OFFICE HOURSMonday to Friday 8 AM to 3 PM
    Criteria Ratings 
    Workmanship★★★★★  (5/5)
    Wide Selection of Apparel★★★★★ (5/5)
    Process★★★★★ (5/5)
          Quotation/ Consultation★★★★★ (4/5)
          Approval of DTS/Design★★★★★ (5/5)
          Production★★★★★ (4/5)
    Customer Service★★★★✩ (4/5)
          Turnaround Time★★★★★ (5/5)
          Responsiveness★★★★✩ (4/5)

    ASAPpm does embroidery on shirts, caps, hats, sports team apparel, jackets, bags, among many others. You could have your embroidery done from items bought in their store or with apparel that you already have. 

    What we love about this embroidery shop is its attention to detail. They offer a different digitizing process for different types of apparel because they know that embroidery would come off different with various garments. 

    Before proceeding to the production, they will also provide you with a physical sew-out of your digitized design. This way, you would have an actual tactile experience of your DST file rather than just seeing it on screen. 

    We also like the fact that their prices are laid out on their website. You can also make use of their online quote to get the nearest estimates for your embroidery project. 

    One letdown, though, is that they have a minimum order of 4. Though they accept lesser quantities, you’d have to pay an additional charge.

    Also, if you’re looking to work on your embroidery project during weekends, ASAPpm may not be able to cater to your queries. They have no office hours during Saturdays and Sundays and there is no mention of any online services. 

    Pros

    • Has an online quote
    • Accepts client’s apparel
    • Has a wide selection of apparel
    • Different digitizing processes for different types of apparel
    • Provides physical sew-out
    • Has a comprehensive price matrix

    Cons

    • Has a minimum order of 4, lesser would require additional charges
    • Closed on weekends

    Customer Reviews

    No order too small

    Pixie, true to her job description greeted us right away. John (the owner) put us in touch with Kiel to help us with our embroidery request. He worked with us to come up with a small 2 ball cap order. He jumped right in and threw our ideas together into a great design. He was able to show us a mock-up before we left. The caps were ready the next day. Kiel is a keeper and great addition to your team for sure. I can’t say enough about the vibe and attention that ASAPpm paid to our little order. I will be talking them up for sure. I highly recommend them for big or small jobs. Their ability to cover just about any of your custom requirements is endless. Their showroom was filled with samples of things I didn’t even think of customizing.” —Pilgrim Maslow

    Great workmanship

    “I had a swim parka embroidered with team logo and swimmer name… Kiel did a great job with a quick turn-around time. Great work!  I am recommending! This guy is amazing he knows his stuff!” — Nancy Bourbonnais

    3. Clever Print

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    SERVICESEmbroidery, screen printing, print products
    WEBSITE

    https://www.cleverprint.ca/

    ADDRESS1505 Laperriere Ave unit 303, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7T1, Canada
    CONTACT DETAILS(613) 909-3959

    [email protected]

    OFFICE HOURSMonday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Criteria Ratings 
    Workmanship★★★★★ (5/5)
    Wide Selection of Apparel★★★★★ (5/5)
    Process★★★★✩ (4/5)
          Quotation/ Consultation★★★★✩ (4/5)
          Approval of DTS/Design★★★★✩ (4/5)
          Production★★★★★ (5/5)
    Customer Service★★★★✩ (4/5)
          Turnaround Time★★★★✩ (4/5)
          Responsiveness★★★★✩ (4/5)

    Clever Print can embroider your design in a wide selection of apparel like T-shirts, hats, caps, polos, jackets, bags, among many others. They also carry various line brands such as Gildan, Bella and Canvas, Champion, and more. 

    However, you only get to choose apparel from their shop. You can’t bring your own apparel for your embroidery project. 

    What we like about this embroidery shop is its systematic quote process. When you shoot them an email providing your order details (sizing, colours, design), you would be sure to hear back from them within 24 hours.

    From there, you can review your quote and make necessary adjustments to your order details. Before checkout, you would be asked to review the final proof meticulously to eliminate mistakes in production. 

    There’s no mention, though, of how they go about the process of providing mockups or of guiding their clients in conceptualizing the designs. 

    It’s good news that Clever Print accepts rush orders for an extra charge. You’ll have your embroidery project with you in 2-3 business days upon placing your order. 

    However, under normal circumstances, you might want to take note that Clever Print needs 7-10 business days to fulfill an order. 

    Another letdown is that you have to go for 24 pieces or above before an embroidery project can push through. Thus, if you have an intimate event, Clever Print may not be the perfect fit for you. 

    Also, they only accept payments via MasterCard, Visa, or Paypal. This could be limiting for some who prefer using other payment methods. 

    Pros

    • Has a wide selection of apparel
    • Provides quote within 24 hours of receiving order details
    • Accepts rush orders (2-3 business days with an extra charge)

    Cons

    • Does not accept client’s apparel
    • Limited payment method
    • Minimum order of 24 pieces
    • Takes 7 to 10 business days for regular orders

    Customer Reviews

    Great quality

    “Amazing experience ordering with CleverPrint. Very satisfied with my order and the quality of the product. Great service!” —Julien Lauzon

    Excellent in its range of services

    “Definitely make this Clever op Your go-to for all printing needs!!!  Their customizing input and abilities, promptness, attention to detail, quality products, including fabric prints, embroidery, and pricing are all worth checking out. Thanks CleverPrint! ” -Gordy Dunlop

    4. AMPLIFYit

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    SERVICESEmbroidery, digitizing, silkscreen, engraving and etching, trophies and plaques, laser wood burning, nametags, banners and signs, car graphics
    WEBSITE

    https://www.amplifyit.ca/

    ADDRESS3809 St-Joseph Blvd Unit #6 Orleans, Ontario K1C 1T1 Canada
    CONTACT DETAILS613-830-5696
    OFFICE HOURSMonday to Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM

    Friday 8 AM to 4 PM

    Criteria Ratings 
    Workmanship★★★★★ (5/5)
    Wide Selection of Apparel★★★★★ (5/5)
    Process★★★★★ (5/5)
          Quotation/ Consultation★★★★✩ (5/5)
          Approval of DTS/Design★★★★★ (5/5)
          Production★★★★★ (5/5)
    Customer Service★★★★✩ (4/5)
          Turnaround Time★★★★★ (5/5)
          Responsiveness★★★★✩ (4/5)

    AMPLIFYit has been in the embroidery business for almost a decade and has gained satisfied clients in all those years. The man behind its success is Bryan Charbonneau, who has a wealth of embroidery knowledge to share. 

    First of all, we love the fact that they help from the design phase of your embroidery project. This is good news for people who have creative ideas but can’t translate them into an actual concept. 

    They offer a wide selection of apparel where embroidery can be applied. They have shirts, workwear, jackets, sportswear, caps, and toques. 

    If you want to see their previous works, they have an online gallery where they showcase the finest of their craftsmanship. 

    It would also pose no problem if you only want a single item or a few apparels embroidered. This is because they don’t have any minimum orders. 

    However, in our opinion, an online quote and a price matrix on their website can help potential clients decide faster if they want to pursue an embroidery project with this shop. 

    It’s unfortunate also that they cannot cater to your embroidery needs during the weekend, as they only accept and work on orders during weekdays.

    Pros

    • Has an online gallery
    • Has a wide selection of apparel
    • Assists with the design phase
    • Accepts single orders

    Cons

    • No online quote
    • No price matrix on their website
    • Closed on weekends

    Customer Review

    Products that last

    “I have used AMPLIFYit since 2014 and they have provided me with fantastic products of great quality with a level of customer service that exceeds my expectation every time.  The quality of the printing and the embroidery is amazing and it lasts!  Everyone loves my shirts and wants to wear my branded clothing.  Thank you to Bryan, Mathias, and the team who works hard to fill in our orders and makes us look professional when we present ourselves at work!” —Vic Victor

    Worth the repeat business

    “Always a great experience. Have ordered multiple times and have never been disappointed.” —Ops Canada Maintenance

    5. Ottawa Shirt Printing

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    SERVICESEmbroidery, screen printing, direct-to-garment printing, vinyl transfer, tag labeling, uniforms and team jerseys
    WEBSITE

    http://www.ottawashirtprinting.com/

    ADDRESSOnline-only print shop located in Nepean, Ontario
    CONTACT DETAILS613-299-9998

    [email protected]

    OFFICE HOURSMonday to Friday 9 AM to 6 PM
    Criteria Ratings 
    Workmanship★★★★★ (5/5)
    Wide Selection of Apparel★★★★★ (5/5)
    Process★★★★★ (5/5)
          Quotation/ Consultation★★★★★ (5/5)
          Approval of DTS/Design★★★★★ (5/5)
          Production★★★★★ (5/5)
    Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
          Turnaround Time★★★★★ (5/5)
          Responsiveness★★★★★ (5/5)

    Ottawa Shirt Printing has deviated from the traditional embroidery shops because they fully function online and have no physical store where people can visit. 

    For tech-savvy people, this can work just fine. However, since their business involves garments and customization, some people would still prefer a face-to-face consultation and a tactile experience. 

    Even in the absence of a brick-and-mortar store, past clients vouch for how seamless the process of having an embroidery project done with Ottawa Shirt Printing is. 

    We like how detailed their online quote is. You don’t have to write so much but can provide many details through their drop-down options. 

    Once you get an online quote that works well with you, we love the fact that they pair you with a design expert for a 1-on-1 consultation call. They even provide one mock-up in PDF format that is free of charge. 

    You can choose where you want to have your embroidery applied. They carry different brands of shirts, polos, hoodies, caps, toques, tote bags, among many others. 

    If you want to check their previous works, they have an online portfolio with a detailed project description. 

    Shipping would not pose any challenge because they offer three delivery options. This would depend on the number of days you want to wait before your parcel arrives. 

    We also appreciate that they have flexible payment methods. You can complete your payment through American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa, or E-transfer. 

    It’s unfortunate, though, that they only accept orders that start with 24 pieces. Also, your embroidery projects come to a halt on weekends as they do not operate these days. 

    Pros

    • Has a wide selection of apparel
    • 1-on-1 consultation call with a design expert
    • Showcases an online portfolio
    • Has 2-3 shipping options
    • Flexible payment methods

    Cons

    • Have a minimum order of 16/24
    • No physical store
    • Closed on weekends

    Customer Reviews

    High-quality embroidery 

    “Awesome embroidered hats. The black is very saturated & dark which looks great.  Our logo looks perfect!  A bit of a delay on the original delivery timeline but they rushed it out to make sure we had it in time.” —Alexandria Quirouette

    The product exceeded my expectations

    “Ordered crewnecks and hoodies for our graduating class, and they exceeded our expectations and delivered them on time. Was really impressed by the quality of the embroidery. Would use them again!” — Derin Ireyomi

    FAQs about Embroidery in Ottawa 


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