Satin Stitches became the full-time venture of founder, Deborah Nelson, in the fall of 1978 – 37 years ago! She earned a BFA degree in Fashion Design and, after 4 years of designing, patternmaking, and manufacturing experience at a high-end women’s clothing manufacturer, Deborah’s fledgling creative business, which she started in the spring of 1978, was full-steam ahead by the fall of 1978.
With our current team of fashion design professionals and our incredible cutting, manufacturing and embellishing staff, we excel at creating affordable, couture-quality, ‘Sensational’ performance apparel for all types of performers with not only sensational designs, but also a flattering fit for all sizes and shapes.
This month, as we continue working at full capacity, we are still taking requests for new orders with delivery happening later this winter. Allow us to fulfil your desires for hand-crafted, truly custom team costumes and uniforms for your dance team, cheer squad, show choir, precision skating team, studio line or other performance group. Submit your group's design request by clicking on this form.
Know when you need delivery. Check our Satin Stitches’ Guaranteed Delivery Schedules for both Teamsand Individualsif you are unsure of our turnaround times.
Know your secondary choice for delivery dates.
Plan enough time for the designing and sketching process. For teams and groups, we promise to send a sketch and pricing information within 5 business days of receiving ALL of your information regarding what you are looking for. Solo performers, you will receive your sketch after we get your initial 50% deposit.
Know how long it takes to procure an Official Purchase Order, Organizational Check or permission to use the company credit card.
Do not assume 'someone' is mailing your check and/or paperwork to us. Always double check to make sure it gets done when you think it is getting done.
Do not count on snail mail. If needed, overnight a deposit check (with tracking) which could save you up to one week! When one week could be critical to your team, this could spare you from a huge headache.
Realize that with Satin Stitches, you do NOT need to know sizes prior to placing your order, we only need the NUMBER of garments you are ordering. We take care of the rest after we begin your order!
We answer our phone calls and emails all during our 'regular' shop hours of 8:00 AM-4:30 PM (Central Time Zone) Monday-Friday.
If you are within driving distance, book a design appointment with our professional performance costume designers. When possible, we even accept evening or Saturday morning appointments to accommodate your busy schedule!
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 37 years ago, and has always specialized in custom performance apparel.