It doesn't matter if you already own your very own Carhartt coat, or if you are interested in purchasing one, if you would like to make your Carhartt look like it was custom made for you the best way to go about doing that is to have it embroidered. The only reason many of us don't have our Carhartt coats embroidered is because hiring an embroider can get expensive. The cheapest way to get custom embroidery on your coat is to make your own Carhartt coat designs and than transfer it to your Carhartt coat.
The first step when you want to make your own Carhartt coat designs is to decide on an image. The image is something that needs to be special and unique to you. Some people like to use a family crest, but that doesn't mean you have to. It doesn't matter if your Carhartt coat design is something with a long rich history like a family crest or if it is something simple like a daisy, the important thing is that the image is off something you like and that it is something that when people see it that will instantly think of you.
The next phase when you are determined to make your own Carhartt coat designs is to get the image on paper. Practice drawing the image on a piece of paper. Keep tweaking the image until it looks exactly the way you want it to. Once you are happy with the image, you are going to have to draw it over and over again either in a notebook or on a sketch pad. When you are confident that you can do so without making any mistakes, you are going to trace your image on a piece of tissue or tracing paper. The important thing about the paper you choose is that it is sheer and lightweight.
The next phase in the make your own Carhartt Coat design is to the place on your Carhartt coat for the embroidery. If your design is small it can either go on the back of your coat, or you could put it on the front, or even on one of the shoulders. If you design is large, your options are considerably more limited. Most large designs only work when they are put on the back of the coat. Once you have chosen a location, you need to use a couple of straight pins and fasten your tracing to your coat. Using a simple running stitch, you want to outline your design. The thread you choose for the outlining should be done in a plain colored thread. After you have finished outlining the design you need to pull the paper away and start to fill in the design. When you are filling in the design you can simply embroider over top of the outline thread.
When you make your own Carhartt coat design, you are starting a project that is going to take a great deal of time. Make sure you start this project during a time of year when you don't want to wear your Carhartt coat.