How to Add Dimension to Embroidered Caps

With over 35 years in the embroidery industry with particular emphasis on writing, education, and digitizing, Helen Hart Momsen is widely published in the trade press. Momsen founded and moderates the Embroidery Line (, the longest continuously running internet forum for apparel decorators. A sought-after speaker for many years for THE NBM SHOW, Momsen has authored two ground-breaking books on professional embroidery, available at

Raised dimension can add pizzazz to embroidered caps. When using embroidery foam, match the color of the foam to the thread and double the density to cover the foam. Do not use underlay, but running stitches along the edge, and apply force from a hair dryer to remove errant pieces of foam. Select simple designs and confine the foam to discreet sections for maximum effect.