Direct To Garment Printing, Embroidery

Embroidery & Printing in Bonney Lake, WA | Northwest Custom Apparel

Bonney Lake, WA. Samples of embroidery, beanie and safety hoodie

Experience Versatility in Custom Embroidery with Northwest Custom Apparel in Bonney Lake, WA

Isn’t it ironic how finding versatile and customizable embroidery services can be a struggle? We’ve all been searching for that perfect company to fulfill our unique needs, only to encounter limited options and lackluster results. Well, we’re here to change the game with Northwest Custom Apparel.

As a family-owned and operated business, we understand the importance of providing diverse solutions and high-quality products to our customers. Our expertise spans custom embroidery, screenprinting, and direct-to-garment printing – ensuring you’ll never have to settle for anything less than exceptional. So why wait? Let’s redefine versatility together in Bonney Lake, WA!

Embroidered Cap, spools of thread
Caps provide marketing exposure that is cost-effective per impression.

Why Choose Us?

At Northwest Custom Apparel, we’ve been providing top-notch custom embroidery services since 1977. As a family-owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on our personalized approach, versatility in design options, and commitment to quality. Our factory direct pricing ensures you get the best value for your money without compromising excellence. Plus, we’re always here to help – give us a call, and you’ll see what sets us apart from other custom apparel shops. So why wait? Choose us for your custom embroidery needs and experience the difference of working with the largest Direct to Garment Print Shop in the Northwest!

Why is Custom Embroidery the Perfect Solution for Your Needs?

At Northwest Custom Apparel, we understand that factory-direct embroidery services can make a difference. Not only does it mean faster turnaround times, but it also means lower pricing for our customers. Our team of 15 full-time members works tirelessly to ensure you get top-quality custom-embroidered products at the best possible prices.

Imagine this: You’re organizing an upcoming event for your company, and you need to order custom-embroidered hats and shirts for all attendees. Instead of dealing with multiple vendors or middlemen who may delay production or inflate prices, you turn to us – Northwest Custom Apparel. We handle every step of the process in-house, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. In no time, you will receive your beautifully crafted items without breaking the bank – all thanks to our factory direct embroidery services!


Q: What type of items can we embroider?

A: We can embroider various items, including hats, jackets, patches, bags, and more! If you’re unsure if we can embroider your item, call us at 253-922-5793, and we’ll let you know.

emblems embroidered
Trust the patch supplier of Bonney Lake since 1977

Q: How long does it take for us to complete a custom embroidery order?

A: Our turnaround time varies depending on the size and complexity of your order, but we typically complete orders within 7-10 business days. If you need your order sooner, let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your deadline.

Q: Can we provide digital proof of your design before we start embroidering?

A: Absolutely! We’ll send you a digital proof of your design to review and approve before we begin embroidering. Before we start stitching, we want to ensure you’re 100% satisfied with the design.

Q: Do we have a minimum order quantity for custom embroidery?

A: We don’t have a strict minimum order quantity, but pricing is based on the number of items in your order. The more items you order, the lower the cost per item. Feel free to contact us for a custom quote based on your needs.

Q: How do we determine the cost of your custom embroidery project?

A: The cost of your custom embroidery project depends on several factors, including the type of item being embroidered, the complexity of the design, and the number of items in your order. Contact us with the details of your project, and we’ll be happy to provide a quote.


About Jim Mickelson

Jim Mickelson, a Navy veteran and Cal State Los Angeles graduate, carries a legacy steeped in the rich tradition of embroidery. With a distinguished career spanning over four decades, Jim is a paragon of perseverance and dedication in the embroidery industry. Born in March 1943, Jim discovered his passion for embroidery while selling embroidered caps in 1977 during his tenure at Atlantic Richfield in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Combining his accounting knowledge with a flair for creativity, he started his own embroidery shop, Northwest Custom Apparel, in Tacoma, Washington, the same year. A self-taught master of the craft, he began with just one embroidery machine. Today, he proudly owns 10 multi-head embroidery machines, 2 Kornit Printers, and leads a dedicated team of 15 employees. Known for his friendly, laid-back attitude, Jim has always prioritized customer satisfaction above all. His belief in the importance of customer service has played an integral role in establishing the reputation of Northwest Custom Apparel. It's this unyielding commitment to his craft and clientele that saw him named 'Embroiderer of the Year' consecutively in 1985, 1986, and 1987. Throughout his illustrious career, Jim has been part of some remarkable projects. He crafted the patches for the University of Washington's football team when they marched to the Rose Bowl in 1991. In the early days of Nike, then known as Blue Ribbon Sportswear, it was Jim who embroidered the iconic swoosh. His reputation and skill set also caught the attention of Komo 4 News when he was creating caps for Seal Team Six. Always willing to share his knowledge, Jim has consulted with numerous startup embroidery shops and DTG printers. He has also been invited to share his experiences and insights at several embroidery trade shows. A believer in continual learning, he plans to continue sharing his wisdom through educational blogs on embroidery. Jim's journey doesn't end here. As he steps into his 80s, he plans to pass the torch to his son, Erik Mickelson, trusting him to take Northwest Custom Apparel to even greater heights. But this doesn't mean Jim will be stepping away entirely. He still enjoys blogging, relaxing at work, and spending Friday afternoons with his buddies. Away from the world of embroidery, Jim is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys a daily ride on his exercise bike. A devoted football fan, he passionately supports the Seattle Seahawks and Washington State Cougar Football. A man of simple pleasures, Jim Mickelson's life and career serve as a testament to the power of passion, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.