Are you ready to start a business with your handcrafted items?

You enjoy making things with your own hands, such as baking the cutest cupcakes, or knitting dolls, sewing patchwork, hats embroidery etc.…and your friends and family simply love your creations? At this point, you are seriously starting to consider making a living by doing what you love and seem to be really talented at doing. But the question is – are you quite ready to start an actual business and sell your handmade stuff?

Creative Branding with Embroidered Caps: Facts, Tips And More!

musicians branding embroidery on hats

Hiphop wouldn’t be what it is today, had it not been for the ever present cap. Baseball would also look weird and coaches would have to be even more inventive with code language, if they didn’t have the good old caps. And people who are balding would have to wear cowboy hats instead, which would actually be interesting enough but hey.
But how did the cap become so popular and what did its road through history look like? How you can create your own branding with caps? And where is its role in society today? Let’s find out.

Cap Facts

  • Back in the day when baseball was a new thing, players wore straw hats or nothing at all on their heads. It was in 1860 that the cap was introduced to the sport, by the team if Excelsior from Brooklyn.
  • Babe Ruth wore the cap so sun wouldn’t bother him while playing. Fans started wearing embroidered caps with team logos because of him. Nowadays, a cap is an official part of a baseball player’s uniform.
  • The personalized embroidered cap is very popular. According to the company New Era Canada, the official baseball cap supplier, Expos’ cap reached peak popularity a few years ago even though the team doesn’t even exist anymore.
  • In 1954, New Era designed the 59fifty cap, also known as the Brooklyn Style Cap. becoming the icon of the company’s success story. In 1993, New Era signed an exclusive contract that named it the official Major League Baseball cap supplier.
  • The trucker cap with a curved visor originally represented a means of advertising. Company logos were printed on them and they were given out to farmers and truckers thus promoting their products.
  • The myth about caps making people bald is actually not true. To become bald by wearing a cap, you would need to wear it so tight as to obstruct blood circulation to hair follicle. And I think no one would wear a cap in such manner.

Embroidered Caps

It’s almost impossible to find a cap without some kind of embroidery design, even if it’s just the company’s logo, almost all of them have one. There are a lot of different kinds of personalized embroidered caps out there. Choosing an appropriate one for your branding may not be as easy as one would think.

Before you decide which one you’ll buy, you should consider the material that it’s made of. Caps made of cotton and wool are the most comfortable ones while leather and suede caps are more expensive and need specific care, but they last long and are very stylish. Nylon and acrylic caps are the most famous especially in orders of larger quantities due to their resilience, manufacturing costs and the fact that they’re the easiest ones to make.

If sewing is your thing, you can always get a hat embroidery machine and do your own custom designs. Then you’ll make your own unique cap, made from a material you specifically chose, and made specifically for you. Who knows, maybe people will like your hat so much that you end up opening your own hat embroidery business.

Embroidered caps can promote certain stances or raise awareness of certain problems, promote products, ideas, persons or organizations, or simply depict your own style and personality. They really are a multifunctional tool in today’s society.

Guitarists 101: Start with the right foot!

Learning a few chords is great, but after those first steps there are a lot more you can do. Scales, music theory, practice. Although difficult, it is not impossible. Just learn what it takes to get from novice to a good guitar player

First things first: music theory

Don’t skip the basics. You don’t need to learn everything from A to Z, just some basic music theory to play correctly. At the very leas you will need those three things:

  • Major and minor scales
  • How chords relate to scales
  • How to compose using chords

Second: Practice

Talent is nothing without practice. Talent will never make it without hard work. It is 1% talent and 99% practice. Remember that! When you are just getting started play slower than normal and focus on the chords without using force. You can speed up when you feel totally relaxed

Have practice schedule and stick with it. Practicing only when it strikes your fancy won’t get you anywhere!

Train your ears

Listen to different styles of music. Listen to the dynamics, try to notice when the music gets more intense, when it gets louder or lower

Yet again, practice. A lot. In the comfort of your own home.

Make sure you are comfortable. If you are constantly fiddling around because your chair is squeaking of your feet hurt, you won’t be able to focus on the actual music and your mind would split its focus on the other stuff. It is really important to get comfortable house shoes for both tiles and hardwood because you will be spending a lot of time practicing and get a comfy chair to sit on. Remove all distractions and stick to your schedule.

Use good resources or find a good teacher

Even though many claim they learned by themselves, getting a good teacher will make you better faster. Even watching youtube guitar lessons is better than doing nothing. However, getting a real teacher who can show you your mistakes is even better