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Hot Costume Care Tip: Plan to reuse, recycle team costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Apr 09, 2019 @ 06:04 AM

Are you tired of this season's costumes?

If so, follow these easy steps to ensure you get the most out of your old costumes:

  • If you plan to order new team costumes this year, formulate a plan for what to do with your old costumes. Don’t just toss them aside at the back of your team’s closet or send them out with the trash. 
  • If you took great care of your costumes throughout the season, DON’T STOP when your season is over! Check over your costumes for any and all needed repairs.
  • If your costumes are dirty, but launderable. take care of it right away! Don’t wait until ‘later’.
  • If your costumes are stinky, air them out at the VERY least. If possible, treat them with FRESH AGAIN®!
  • Tally the numbers of your costumes and accessories, so you always have a record at your fingertips.

Now you are ready to:

  • SAVE your costumes ‘as is’ for a future routine
  • DONATE your costumes to a deserving, less financially sound team
  • SELL your costumes to a budget-conscious team
  • TRADE your costumes with a like-minded team
  • TRANSFORM your costumes into something NEW!
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Hot Costume Care Tip: Re-Selling Your Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Apr 02, 2019 @ 06:04 AM

Building off of our tips from last week, you should already have your costumes ready to either save, donate, sell, trade or transform.

Although Satin Stitches has mostly one-of-a-kind costumes, we sometimes have a group of costumes that we are looking to sell. We also list left-over fabrics for DYI costume projects. Many of these garments and fabrics are suitable for cheer, pom, skating, stage productions and dance, and can be found by clicking here!

Other costume companies may also sell their overstock items on eBay or similar sites. Click the links below to view a few of these websites!

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Hot Costume Care Tip - What to Do When Life Throws You a Wrinkle?

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 @ 06:03 AM

Pressing issues or what do you do when life throws you a wrinkle or two? When dance costumes get tossed and left on the floor, or balled up in a dance bag, wrinkles can easily happen.

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Hot Costume Care Tip: How to Keep Your Costumes Fresh

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 @ 06:03 AM

At Satin Stitches, we HATE to see dirty or ruined performance costumes, when they could be kept in great shape and last many years. Here is a refresher on how to keep your costumes fresh!

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Hot Costume Care Tip: Refurbish or Update Your Costume Closet

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 @ 06:03 AM

Are you looking in your team costume closet and not liking what you see?

Perhaps you have...

  • Costumes that don’t fit your theme this year?
  • Costumes that don’t fit new team members?
  • Costumes that look sad or frumpy?
  • Costumes that just don’t have that "WOW" factor?
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Hot Costume Care Tip: Get the Most Out of This Year's Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Mar 04, 2019 @ 06:03 AM

Are you tired of this season's costumes?

If so, simply follow these easy steps to ensure you get the most out of your old costumes:

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Hot Costume Care Tip: 7 Don'ts for the End of Your Season

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 @ 06:02 AM

April is the perfect time to properly care for your costumes!  You have the power, right now to ensure their survival for next year, regardless of whether you will use them for your varsity or JV team or choose to sell them to another group!

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Hot Costume Care Tip: Freshen up with Fresh Again

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Feb 18, 2019 @ 06:02 AM

  • Most designers market their own “designer fragrance” but not at Satin Stitches. We continue to market a special NON-fragrance spray that eliminates the nasty odors that are created when dancers, cheerleaders, ice skaters and other performers work up a sweat.
  • Specialty fabrics such as Mystique or holographic costume fabrics cannot be dry-cleaned and may not survive hand washing very well.
  • This product has been around for decades and has been tested by Satin Stitches Ltd.
  • It has been found to be safe on all types of performance fabrics and trims.
  • This product is a water-based chemical that has been proven to be non-allergenic, and safe for most users.

The product does not work instantly – it works when the garments and shoes are left to thoroughly air dry – at least overnight.

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Hot Costume Care Tip: How to Stretch Your Costume Budget

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Feb 11, 2019 @ 06:02 AM

ALWAYS take good care of your costumes for obvious reasons, but also when your costume budget is tight.

Is your costume budget strained? Consider this:

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Hot Costume Care Tip: Costume Repair Service

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Feb 04, 2019 @ 06:02 AM

Take advantage of our Costume Repair Service

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