February is a FABULOUS month! It includes Valentines Day – a favorite Satin Stitches holiday, AND our fabulous ‘Early Bird’ Discounts begin!
Attention all thrifty, plan-ahead coaches: take a look at our annual end-of-our-season special discounting for full custom team costumes and uniforms. NOW is the time to design and order next season's team costumes from Satin Stitches (and take advantage of our fantastic discounts).
While you finish up your 2018-2019 season, you can start looking to the future by working with our design team to create new costuming for your 2020 season. (Can you see it clearly?) SAVE some serious cash! As the old saying goes…get more bang for your buck.
The last month or so, we have been designing many new styles that we will be adding to our customizable College, Pro and Audition Apparel catalog very soon. Check out all of our options for fabulous customizable team uniforms and solo costumes in our Web Store. We offer VERY SHORT delivery time on all of these styles.
It’s also worth a mention of our Promotional $5 towards any dance costume order, when you purchase a pair of Pastry Dance Sneakers through our Web Store.
What do you do when the armpits of your hard-to-clean costume get a little less than desirable or you're unexpectedly bumped during dinner and spill some chili on your uniform? It's moments like these that require acting fast with spot cleaning! Or, maybe your costume is made of un-launderable fabrics?
When you have a costume or uniform that is potentially difficult to launder by usual methods such as dry cleaning or machine and/or hand washing, rather than just wearing it dirty, you can target specific areas by spot cleaning.
For flawless spot cleaning technique, simply follow these guidelines:
NEVER try anything on the 'front and center' area of your costume first, just in case something horrible happens! If you can test your spot cleaning on an unobtrusive area of your costume first, that is preferred.
First, grab a neutral colored wash cloth and a small dab of some sort of soap - liquid laundry detergent, bath soap, hand soap and even dish soap will work! Neither the type nor the brand is important. The key is to use only a 'small dab'. Moisten your wash cloth and add just a touch of the soap. Gently rub the area that has been soiled, so that the spot becomes slightly wet. Be careful not to create suds, simply use your washcloth and 'small dab' of soapy water to dislodge the stain or dirt.
Do not get the soiled area too wet or rub too much. This will help protect against problems with the fabric.
Once you have successfully spot cleaned your costume,you will need to dry the area. The best option is to use a neutral colored dry towel to blot or 'feather' the area. This 'feathering' technique avoids creating a ring where the wet area was, by diffusing the wetness. To dry, gently rub the dry towel onto the edge of the wet area, pulling the moisture awayfrom the wet areaand into the dry area.
Finally, allow the costume to dry naturally. If you are in a hurry, place the wet area in front of a fan or (worst case scenario) use a hair dryer's cold setting or a public bathroom hand-dryer. If you see a ring forming, as it is drying, redo your ‘feathering’ between the dry and wet areas.
If your soapy water doesn't do the trick, you might need to try some other options. Refer to several articles posted on our website that can be helpful for stubborn stains.
Satin Stitches Ltd. is the only national custom costume manufacturer that specializes in high quality dance, show choir and procheer costumes and uniforms that was founded by a professional fashion designer. Satin Stitches Ltd. was created over 40 years ago, and has always specialized in custom performance apparel.