To understand and read embroidery production sheet even better, here’s an example of typical embroidery production worksheet along with its each component.

What are the Components of Embroidery Production Worksheet?

Embroidery production sheets provide a convenient way to program colors for your embroidery machine. These sheets contain a breakdown of the number of color stops for the design, which is applicable even if your software is not directly connected to the machine.

While some production sheets use icons to represent each color stop, most rely on color breakdowns. At the top of the page, you’ll typically find the name of the design, the colorway (if applicable), and essential details such as the actual size of the design and the size of the printed image.

Additionally, the sheet may include information about the size of the logo and its image, as well as the name of the design. To help you better understand embroidery production sheets, we’ve broken down some of their key components.


The table at the bottom lists all the basics of design as they will appear on the production worksheet. It provides the following details:

  • Software: Wilcom TrueSizer will be used in this.
  • Design Name: E-22382 8×10.
  • Thread Colorway: Madeira Classic 40.
  • Format of machine: Tajima will be used in this design.
  • Auto fabric: Fabric Name.
  • Required stabilizer: Stabilizer.

Image Measurements

As you can see, this part of production sheet shows the specific measurement of the image such as height, width and total area of an image.

  • Height: Height of the image should be 9.78 inches.
  • Width: Total width of the image should be 6.61 inches.
  • Zoom: 0.20.
  • Area: Total area of an image should be 64.60 in².

Stitch Details

The stitching details display all the technical stitching details and information, includes such details as Stops, total no. of stitches, total usage of bobbin and thread along with the thread trims.

  • Stops: Machine will take stops by 87 times.
  • Stitches: Total 195767 stiches will take place in this design.
  • Max Stitch: 12.0 mm.
  • Min Stitch: 0.1 mm.
  • Trims: Thread will be changed by 179 times.
  • Total Thread: Total 3335.14ft Thread will be used.
  • Total bobbin: Total usage of bobbin thread 1198.05ft.
  • Left: Total embroidery on left side 83.9 mm.
  • Right: Total embroidery on left side 83.9 mm.
  • Up: 124.2 mm.
  • Down: 124.2 mm.
  • EndX: 0.00 in.
  • EndY: 0.00 in.
  • Max jump: 7.0 mm.
  • Colors: Total 15 colors will be used in this design.


A colorway is a grouping of colors. Here is an example of a colorway which is used in this design.  As you can see, this part of production sheet shows the total number of colors along with how many times of does the color changes throughout the embroidery process.

  1. D green Color code: 1140 Madeira Classic 40.
  2. Emerald Black Color code: 1000 Madeira Classic 40.
  3. Mlde grey Color code: 1287 Madeira Classic 40.
  4. Super White Color code: 1936 Madeira Classic 40.
  5. Fune Sand Color code: 2040 Madeira Classic 40.
  6. Light Blue Color code: 1045 Madeira Classic 40.
  7. Golden Color code: 1064 Madeira Classic 40.
  8. Light Pink Color code: 1321 Madeira Classic 40.
  9. Peach Color code: 1020 Madeira Classic 40.
  10. Red Color code: 1146 Madeira Classic 40.
  11. Purple Color code: 1033 Madeira Classic 40.
  12. Brown Color code: 1191 Madeira Classic 40.
  13. Dark brown Color code: 1158 Madeira Classic 40.
  14. Green Color code: 1249 Madeira Classic 40.
  15. Orange Color code: 1172 Madeira Classic 40.

To summarize, a Production sheet provides essential details for programming an embroidery machine, including color breakdowns, the number of trims, and an image of the design. It is possible to create an embroidery design with multiple color stops of the same color, and the thread color chosen may not match what you or your embroidery company has, but this does not prevent them from using a different color.