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Velvet ears

10 pointer
Nov 6, 2013
1,094
West KY
My wife and I have an embroidery business that we do as a side job. We've been doing it for 12 years. This is just a small sample of what we are working on for Christmas presents. There are over 200 items to embroider in this stash and we have already sent out over 30 orders to individuals and 35 to the local school. Let the Christmas mad dash begin!

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My wife and I have an embroidery business that we do as a side job. We've been doing it for 12 years. This is just a small sample of what we are working on for Christmas presents. There are over 200 items to embroider in this stash and we have already sent out over 30 orders. Let the Christmas mad dash begin!

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I guess you have one of those bad boy Singer computerized sewers?
 

Velvet ears

10 pointer
Nov 6, 2013
1,094
West KY
So what exactly do you do? Monogram stuff or create from scratch? Got any pics of stuff you've done?
Both. We do everything from one off personalized things, business logos, and all the school related stuff like sports teams and teacher clothing. I'm working on school employee sweatshirts now the school board is giving out for Christmas. I have embroidered on everything from leather boots, shirts, toboggans, purses, backpacks, rain jackets, underwear, bow cases, to custom biker jackets. My motto is if it fits under the machine and I can stick a needle in it, I can embroider on it. There has been very few things I had to decline.

Here's just a speck of a sample of things we have done.

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Velvet ears

10 pointer
Nov 6, 2013
1,094
West KY
All pictures look like great work.
Thanks. I've had lots of practice lol. Not many people can embroider those light windbreaker warmup jackets the basketball players wear. Most people wrinkle them up. Over the years I have figured it out and they come out perfect with no wrinkling. 100% thin polyester is by far the hardest to work with. I love 100% cotton.
 

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
4,693
West Kentucky
I have 2 but they are a more commercial/residential grade. I have a Janome 7 needle and a Janome 4 needle. Both are less than 2 years old. This is our 3rd set of them in 12 years. We wear them out in about 3-4 years.
My mom has some kind of monstrosity quilter deal. It’s like 12’ long. I don’t know what they cost and don’t want to know.

That’s awesome your using it for gifts. Looks like y’all got a good thing going.
 

Velvet ears

10 pointer
Nov 6, 2013
1,094
West KY
My mom has some kind of monstrosity quilter deal. It’s like 12’ long. I don’t know what they cost and don’t want to know.

That’s awesome your using it for gifts. Looks like y’all got a good thing going.
It's others peoples gifts they are having embroidered. Believe it or not, we do very few things for ourself. It's like a mechanic working on his car, after you do it all the time you don't want to do it when you have free time.

Those computerized quilters are very expensive. They run about $30k. Speaking of quilt. We had an idea for a quilt so I drew the pattern for it in CADD, cut out tiny pieces of fabric shapes (each L shape and white borders are actually hundreds of pieces), embroidered the UK logos on the blocks, and then my wife pieced it together on her home sewing machine. Then we had a machine quilter finish it. It was for my son's UK bedroom. I would hate to know what it would cost to have it made. Just the embroidery work is about $150.

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