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November E-News

Reaching for a perfect performance!

With your hectic team’s schedule, remember that at Satin Stitches, we ALWAYS guarantee our delivery of your order. If we tell you it will be there, IT WILL BE THERE for you and your team! You will not get a call at the last minute to say ‘oops, so sorry, but we are overbooked and can’t send you your costumes as promised’.

Reaching for a perfect performance!  

You can count on Satin Stitches’ delivery, quality and long-lasting durability of your team costumes and uniforms. And you don’t need your sizes immediately, as we offer generic Sizing Samples to help you pick your perfect sizes with 3 length size options in all of our sizes.

If you have been procrastinating, we may still be able to design and create your team costumes, with or without a Rush Fee. Please contact us immediately if you are thinking of new custom or customized costumes.

Please send your sketches or pictures of inspiration along with your completed ‘free team costume design sketch & estimate’ forms to give us a better understanding of what you are looking for in a costume! Once we have all necessary information from you, we aim to complete your sketches within five business days. 

Be sure and check out our Web Store to see our customizable styles available in an abundance of color/fabric options. One of our November ‘Web Only’ Specials is a special discount on embellishing your Web Store customizable styles.

We continue with our Pastry Shoes SPECIAL OFFER: EVERY pair of Pastry Shoes that you order, you will receive a $5 gift certificate towards our dance/cheer/pom uniforms in our Web Store.

HOT Costume Care 'TIP OF THE MONTH'!

We occasionally get asked: How do we replace missing rhinestones – what is the best glue?

Years ago, we recommended any ‘super-glue’, but currently, we have decided that the easiest glue to work with, is 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. And it dries within a few seconds, not minutes or hours.

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. (We use a T-pin, but a toothpick or a tweezers could also be used.) Then hold it in place for 15-20 seconds (by pressing down with a rubber guard on your finger) 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 the glue already on the back, which 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 15-20 seconds depending on the size and location of the rhinestone. How about your rhinestone attaching methods? If they take longer and don’t permanently attach immediately, consider changing your methods.

If you would like information on designing with rhinestones – check out my “Rhinestoning 101” blog first!
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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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763.323.9507 | Fax 763.427.5039 | M-F 8:00-4:30 CT

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