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Satin-Stitches-Costume-Design.jpg‘Winter is coming’ (to quote a popular cable television show...)

Many of you have already started your Fall 2017-18 seasons, with many more teams getting in gear, this month or next. Check out our informative fall conferences blog! 

Are you on the lookout for savings options?

At Satin Stitches, we always have several savings options available for you!

  • Every month, we offer our ‘Web Only’ Specials 
  • Year-round, we offer our Quantity Discounts that you may qualify for
  • We always have our Prepayment Discounts 
  • AND we have our budget-friendly customizable designs in our Web Store  – where you automatically receive a huge 20% Discount when you order 5 or more of any team costume or uniform.

Because it’s our busiest time of our year right now, we don’t offer our off–season discounts, but we will offer our ‘Early Bird’ Discounts once again, near the end of winter – so, always note that if you can plan ahead, you will be able to save as much as 15% for full-custom team costumes and uniforms. 

It will be a long wait until February, but keep in mind that if you really need to streeeetch your budget, lots of savings await you.

  • Request a team sketch and price quote by filling out this form and providing as much information as you can.
  • Our Guaranteed Delivery Schedule for Dance/Pom/Cheer 
  • Our Guaranteed Delivery Schedule for Show Choir/Concert/Solo 
  • The link to our Ordering Info page that shows size charts, measuring charts, sketch sheets and many other informative documents!
HOT Costume Care 'TIP OF THE MONTH'!

Spot Cleaning

What do you do when the armpits of your hard-to-clean costume get a little less than desirable, or you unexpectedly spilled your taco salad on your uniform? It's moments like these that require acting fast with spot cleaning!  

When you have a costume or uniform that is potentially difficult to launder by the usual methods, such as dry cleaning, or machine and/or hand washing. Target specific areas by spot cleaning, rather than just wearing it dirty.

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 anything horrible happens! If you can test your spot cleaning on an unobtrusive area of your costume first, that is preferred. 
  • 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! 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. (If you do not have access to a wash cloth, then improvise with using part of a clean T-shirt or similar fabric. Paper towels work in a pinch, but disintegrate, leaving paper residue all over your garment.)
  • 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, pulling the moisture away from the wet area. This 'feathering' technique avoids creating a ring where the wet area was by diffusing the wetness. 
  • 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 and blogs posted on our website that can be helpful for stubborn stains.

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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 nearly 40 years ago, and has always specialized in custom performance apparel.

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