1.30.2011

Beach Bag Appliqué

My friend Lindsey had me applique a "P" on her beach bag for the summer. What a fun way to personalize something she will use all the time! I love how it turned out, and I think this would be such a fun gift.  Using someone's lake house or beach house this spring or summer?  What a unique way to say "Thank You!"  (For those who are curious, Lindsey got her bag at Old Navy - but it was last summer...sad news for the rest of us, right??  I'm sure they'll have some more cute ones this year!)

Single Appliquéd Initial - $10

A gift for Grandparents

My friend Renee recently ordered these for the grandparents of her soon-to-be-born baby. What a great idea!

"I Love" onesies - $18 (shown in Impress Font)


Framed Initial Shirts - $18 short sleeve, $19 long sleeve

There's something I love about the simplicity of a basic initial on a shirt. It's classic, yet fun, and can go with just about anything!  It also works well if you are wanting to coordinate shirts for boys and girls.  Need a good hostess or baby gift?  Any of these would also look really cute on a burp cloth ($12), bib ($12), or flour sack dishtowel ($12).

Square Frame with Grins and Giggles Font

Circle Frame Onesie with Anna Font

Square Frame with Typewriter Font

Loopty-Loop Frame with Grins and Giggles Font

Circle Frame with Anna Font

How It all Started...

As I was sitting here thinking about how this whole thing started, I had a hard time pinpointing the moment I decided to start Stitchy Britches.  Back in the fall, I was monogramming a lot of things for my own kids.  A couple of friends asked if I would be willing to do some stuff for them, which I gladly did.  When I was visiting a friend from college (who lives in another city), she told me about a party she went to where they all brought their own items (shirts, bags, etc) and the girl there took orders for monograms or appliqués.  I knew I wanted to do it!  So I came home, made an evite, and sent it out.  The week after Thanksgiving, about 20 friends came to my house.  I thought people might bring one shirt a piece, but I was way wrong.  I ended up with over 80 orders that night!  After the party (and the initial shock that I would be spending every waking second between then and Christmas in the sewing room), I decided to go for it!  Thus, the birth a fun new adventure for me.  I hope you will find some cute stuff here for your kids or your home.  Happy Stitches!

1.28.2011

Testimonials

"Jennie is super talented & creative!  She also has an eye for perfection. I am very happy with the bag & t-shirt she appliquéd for me!" 
                                                                                                    -Lindsey, Brentwood, TN 


"So Well Priced!!! Precious... and PERFECT! In every way!"
                                                                            -Allison, Nashville, TN


"just got my stuff in the mail. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! it's even cuter in person! thanks so much!"
                                                                            - Caroline, Dallas, TX


"Jennie - I LOVE the shirts!!! They are SOOOOO adorable!!!  The font is exactly what I would have picked out...  Thank you so much!  Ellie Kate really liked her shirt too. 
                                                                              - Rachel, Tuscaloosa, AL


"My towels looked great and were done so quickly! I will definitely be a repeat customer!"
                                                                                - Melissa, Franklin, TN


"Thank you for the shirt!  We love it and received the order in time to share our news with family and friends over Memorial Day weekend festivities.  Everyone commented of how cute it was so thank you!"
                                                                                  Jenny, Pittsburgh, PA

Pricing


Kids Clothing: (all clothing is Monag brand with the exception on onesies)
Plain Applique T-shirt - $25 on Monag Shirt, $18 on client provided shirt
Girls Frilly Shirt Sleeve or Sleeveless Tee with Applique or Monogram - $28
Sleeveless Knit Dress with Monogram or Applique - $40
Boy's Knit Romper with Monogram or Applique - $30
Girls Frilly Romper with Monogram or Applique - $30
Shorts and T-shirt set (shorts in same fabric as applique) - $35
Knit Baby Gown with Applique or Monogram - $30
Girl's Frilly Tee & Knit Bloomers Set with Applique or Monogram - $40
Baby Onesie with Applique or Monogram - $25


Bags and Totes:
Monogrammed Seersucker Backpack (from Mint) - $27
Appliqued Seersucker Backpack (from Mint) - $32
Monogrammed Seersucker Tote with Rope Handles (from Mint) - $25
Appliqued Seersucker Tote with Rope Handles (from Mint) - $27
Monogrammed Vinyl Laundry or Carry-All Bag (from Mint)- $25
*You can see these items from Mint at www.ohmint.com or on out facebook page at www.facebook.com/stitchybritches

Gifts:
Appliqued Flour Sack Dishtowel - $19
Ruffled Terrycloth Dishtowel - $19
Monogrammed Baby Burpcloth  - $18
Appliqued Baby Burpcloth - $18
Handmade Terrycloth Burpcloth with Applique or Monogram - $20
Interlock Knit Baby Blanket with Monogram or Name  - $22

Monogramming Services:
Three Letter Monogram - $10 (for most items - some "difficult to hoop" items may incur an additional charge
One Letter - $8
Full Names (up to 8 letters) - $10, .50 per additional letter

Fabrics

Ok - if I'm honest, there are no fabric options on here because I have FAR FAR more fabrics than I could even imagine taking pictures of and posting here.  So, I'm thinking on that one....so far, as I've taken orders, I've just talked with people about what colors they are looking for and have send them pictures of some options.  So, maybe there will be pictures coming soon, but maybe not. :)  If you have any brilliant ideas, let me know!

What About.....?

What brand of shirts do you use?
I typically use Monag brand shirts, which are 100% ringspun interlock cotton and of great quality.  For onesies, I also use Gerber or Carters from time to time.

Can I bring you my own shirt?
Yes, you can!  My prices reflect a shirt purchased through Stitchy Britches.  If you provide the shirt yourself, the price is $18 for an applique, $10 for a monogram.  If you do bring me your own item, PLEASE wash and dry it before you drop it off.


What is your turnaround time?
My average turnaround time is 2 weeks, although it really depends on how many orders I have at any given time.  If you need an item quickly, please let me know and I will see what we can do.  If I am ever running past a two week turnaround, I will certainly let you know before you place your order.

Do you offer shipping to people outside of Nashville?
Yes.  I am happy to ship your order to you or a recipient if it is a gift.  I do however, require payment before I will ship the items.  I will contact you once the item is close to being completed, and you can either mail me a check, or I will send you an invoice via paypal if you prefer.  Shipping cost is $6 for most orders, although larger orders would obviously be higher.  I do not make money on shipping.  I try very hard to only charge you my cost to ship the item to you.

Do you offer gift wrapping?
Yes!  I will be happy to wrap your gift at no extra charge, and I can include a message from you if the item is being shipped directly to the recipient.  You can see a picture of our gift wrapping on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/stitchybritches

What if I have an idea for a shirt or design?
Please let me know!!  I love to take custom orders, and I'm sure we can come up with something that is just what you are looking for!

Have another question?  Simply leave a comment or e-mail me at jennie@stitchybritches.com

Keep in Touch!

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