Is it Spring, in your neighborhood, after our long, cold winter? If it is Spring, then we know that our ‘Early Bird’ Discounts are heading south and will be soon gone! So act soon, and don’t miss out on getting a lot more ‘bang for your buck’.
If you are an NFL cheerleading team that attended the fabulous conference in San Diego a few weeks ago, then you need to take advantage of our SPECIAL NFL Cheerleader Director’s promotion. This money-saving Satin Stitches promotion ends by the end of April. Contact us if you need a reminder of the special discounts available to you. Here is a link to photos of all 15 styles that we presented.
And please remember to forward a photo and/or video of your team’s performances this season. We ALWAYS want to see how your team looked, while performing in your Satin Stitches’ costumes! You will be rewarded.
We occasionally get asked: How do we replace missing rhinestones – what is the best glue?
Years ago, we recommended any ‘super-glue’, but several years ago, we experimented with and decided that the easiest glue to work with, was a glue named‘Loctite Super-glue – Control gel’.This is what we use, when we need to glue anything that isn’t ‘HOT FIX’.
Why do we love it? Well, instead of being a runny, messy thin liquid, as most super-glues, it is thicker and easier to control.
If you are still in the ‘stone ages’ (pun intended) in regards to your gluing habits and are still using a ‘tacky’ glue – modernize and pick up a Loctite bottle at your local hardware store. It is so much faster and less messy!
All you need is a little ‘dollop’ of the gel on the back of a rhinestone. Then hold it in place for several seconds until the glue has dried. You will have a permanent, non-messy bond with your Swarovski rhinestone and your costume, dance shoes, handbag or Smart-phone case!
We ALWAYS use Swarovski rhinestones–‘HOT FIX’ with glue on the back that attaches by heating up the glue (or use an ultra-sonic device) to attach the rhinestones. We can permanently fuse a rhinestone in a split second or up to several seconds depending on the size and location of the rhinestone. How about your rhinestone attaching methods?
If you would like information on designing with rhinestones – check out my “Rhinestoning 101” blog, first posted back in January of 2008! Lots of great information for the DIY-er.
Satin Stitches 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 true, professional fashion designer. Satin Stitches Ltd. was created over 35 years ago, and has always specialized in CUSTOM performance apparel.