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January E-News

Fresh Again offer from Satin Stitches Ltd.

We always offer GUARANTEED delivery dates, when our rival costume companies may not. We communicate to you if we can beat our posted GUARANTEED Delivery Policy and we keep you ‘in the loop’ as to when you can expect your ‘ON TIME’ order. You will never get a phone call or email from Satin Stitches, a day prior to your scheduled performance saying…’oops, sorry, we won’t be able to deliver after all. 

We have all been struggling with non-delivery of shipments because of “adverse weather conditions”. Unfortunately these ‘adverse weather conditions’ have been affecting most of the country, this winter.

Contact us, immediately, if you have any last-minute requests for your winter competitions, as we may be able to fit you into our production schedule. We are currently promising 11-week turn-around time, but we can consider more immediate requests!

And for those of you who are budget-minded…hint…hint…be SURE and check out our HUGE, ‘Early Bird’ Discounts that start NEXT MONTH! 

And yes, we manufacture our costumes entirely in the USA. You would be surprised by how many dance/show choir costume and cheer uniform companies NO LONGER manufacture their goods in the USA. If this is something that is important to you (it should be, these days), we suggest that you ask your favorite companies if they are MADE IN THE USA.

And NEVER ASSUME that just because we offer incredible quality, we can’t create fabulous costumes within your budget! Give us a chance to give you a quote. For additional cost savings options,don’t miss out on our “Web-Only” Specials Page, facebook and twitter.

Hot Costume Care Tip of the Month

Spot Cleaning - your first line of defense in taking care of your costumes. OK, but exactly what IS 'spot cleaning'? When you have a costume or uniform that is possibly difficult or 'iffy' to launder by the usual methods of machine washing, hand washing or dry cleaning, rather than just wearing it dirty, you can target certain areas to clean. Perhaps the armpits are nasty or your 'monthly visit' has caused some 'issues'?

  • Grab a neutral colored wash cloth and a small dab of some sort of soap - either liquid laundry detergent, bath or hand soap or even your dish soap! The type or brand is not important. The key is 'small dab'. Moisten your wash cloth and add just a touch of the soap. Gently rub the area that is soiled, so that the spot becomes slightly wet. Don't create suds, but use that 'small dab' of soapy water on your wash cloth to dislodge the stain or dirt.
  • Do not get the soiled area too wet and do not rub too much, so that you cause problems with the fabric. If you can test your spot cleaning on an unobtrusive area of your costume, that would be the preferred first step. NEVER try anything on a 'front and center' area of your costume first, just in case something horrible happens!
  • If your soapy water doesn't do the trick, you might need to try some other options. Refer to several articles posted at satinstitches.com that can be helpful for stubborn stains.
  • When you have successfully spot cleaned your costume, you need to blot the area dry. The best option is to use a neutral colored dry towel to 'feather' the area. In order to not create a ring where the wet area was, you need to diffuse the wetness. Gently rub the dry towel onto the edge of the wet area to pull the moisture away from the wet and into the dry area.
  • Allow to dry naturally, or if you need to ‘hurry’ the process, place the wet garment area in front of a fan, or worst case scenario, use a hair dryer set on cool rather than hot or a public bathroom hands-dryer. If you see a ring forming, as it is drying, redo your ‘feathering’ between the dry and wet areas.
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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.

For more information:
customerservice@satinstitches.com
763.323.9507 | 1.800.48SATIN | M-F 8:00-4:30

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