About my embroidery process
All work takes place on my collection of antique
hand controlled embroidery machines, not a computer*
My design and fabrication process
1. Quote: Starting at a $250 minimum for orders, my prices are based on embroidery size, design complexity, and the number of colors. Detailed quotes include lead time (typically 3-6 weeks) with rush orders also available.
2. Design: I can work with customer's artwork in most file formats, hand sketches, or I can design original artwork for your project (for an additional design fee).
3. Stitching: Chainstitch and Chenille is done in my studio on one of my antique hand guided machines. I also offer tackle twill, applique and modern embroidery.
4. Patch attachment: Sewing your patches on is the finishing touch, and I can do it in several different styles.
Chainstitch and chenille projects are made on these antique machines using a free-hand steering handle under the machine to control it, not a computer
Let's get started on your project
Currently I have 8 antique chainstitch machines, a vintage Merrow patch edging machine, a vintage commercial zig-zag machine and a modern computerized embroidery machine.. but I'm always shopping for more.
City of Decatur
Vintage Sewing machine
Meet the team
100 year old Singer 114w103 Chianstitch machine named "Hero"
Antique Cornely A2 chainstitch machine named "Lorraine"
Antique Cornely BCH chainstitch machine named "The Problem Child"
Antique Merrow patch edging machine
100 year old Adler 30-1 long arm patching machine named "Newbie"
Antique Consew 104T Chianstitch machine named "Saundra"
My ladies in waiting
All running back up machines
Antique Singer 457 commercial zig zag sewing machine
Coming Soon: Cornely LG cording machine -CLONE- Name TBD
Bernette 705 that I bought new as
my first sewing machine in 1992
*2023 Melco EMT16x computerized
embroidery machine "Plastic Queen"
for hats, Appliqué and tackle-twill
*2023 Brother 1055x computerized embroidery machine "Plastic Princess"
for text fonts and small details on patches
*OK, I do use the computerized machine for a few tasks, but trust me, I hate it the whole time!