Fight Like a Girl Patch

Show your pride in your spirit and fight like a girl!

I created this morale patch for the women of martial arts to show with pride and strength as they battle both in & out of the gym.

PATCH DETAILS:
* Patch Material: 100% cotton embroidered with polyester thread
* Iron-on backing
* Comes in 2 sizes:
Small – approx. 2.75 in. x 2.3 in ; perfect size for uniforms
Medium – approx. 3.75 in. x 3.25 in.; good size for jackets & bags

My ready-made inventory has a white background with either black, pink, & purple for the graphic. Email me if you want the graphic in a different color.

An original design by Embroiderrific NW

Made in the USA

I offer FREE SHIPPING. Products usually ship in 1-2 business days. To keep the prices low to you, I use standard air mail. If a tracking number or expedited shipping is important to you, please send me an email and I can quote you the cost.

Sold in our Etsy Store (EmbroiderrificNW).

 

Merrow Magic

Last weekend, we traveled to scenic Snoqualmie, Washington for our latest acquisition.

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This Merrow MG-3U Patch Emblem machine will put our patch business on 4th gear.  Its sole purpose is to finish the patch edges. Our Creative Director has been coming up with lots of cool patch design ideas. Now, we’ll be able to make patches more efficiently and with better quality.

While on this adventure, we had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with a lovely couple, David & Claudia of Castle Custom Embroidery. They’ve been in business for seven years and have gone through a lot of growing pains that we’re experiencing right now. Aside from embroidery, they do sublimation & DTG prints.

One of the things I thoroughly enjoy about this journey is meeting other small business owners like us and exchanging stories, tips and lessons learned.  There’s Nancy Cornwell (the Polar Princess herself who has written many books about sewing with fleece), Barbara Backhaus (Quilter Extraordinaire who introduced me to Quilts of Valor), Linda Stemler of Bazinga Stitch, Linda Roff of Roff Creations, George Daher of City Sewing & Vacuum, Jenny Mills and Krystle of Quality Sewing & Vacuum and Laura Girardot (of the Seattle Opera Costume Design team).  I’ll write about them another time. Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to the conclusion that the embroidery/quilting/sewing community is truly full of people who are very generous and passionate about the craft.  Most of them are in it, not for the money… but for the love of the trade.

I can’t wait to get started using the Merrow machine. It uses a thicker & shinier thread called merrow floss.  I can’t seem to find a local Seattle store that sells this kind so I may end up sourcing this online.  Unless I know exactly the brand & code of the thread I’m getting, I’m not a big fan of buying thread over internet. The color may be different from what you see on the screen.  For instance, how on earth am I supposed to know the difference between “mid-navy” & “mission navy”?!?

As soon as I get threads for this bad boy, I’ll be burning the midnight oil creating new patches.  We’ll also start offering embroidered name tags to small businesses – the kind that you sew to a uniform or work shirt.  When you see these pop up on our Etsy Store (EmbroiderrificNW), you’ll know which machine helped produce these!

Chess, Champions and Charm

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At the WA State Chess Championship

Two weekends ago, Embroiderrific was fortunate enough to have participated as a hat vendor at the Washington State Elementary Chess Championship. The event was held at the TRAC Center in Pasco, Washington (approx. a 4-hour drive from Seattle).  Here are a couple of articles that Tri-City Herald and KEPRTV.com wrote about the tournament.

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It was a beautiful day in Richland!

We will be away from home base so we had to plan every aspect of the event and prepare for contingencies.  Since this was Embroiderrific’s first roadshow, our main goal was to make it go as smooth as possible.  We spent many hours planning, acquiring, and preparing everything we needed.

Throughout the day, the entire crew worked… talking to customers, taking orders, personalizing the hats, and checking frequently to make sure that the machines are running properly.  We were all exhausted at the end of the day but we sold every single hat.

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I will blog about our lessons learned another time.

Thank you very much to David Merrill and Stan Kuick, President and Vice-President of the Washington Elementary Chess Champions for giving us this opportunity to do this. We also wanted to do a shout-out to Josh Sinanan, President of the Washington Chess Federation for spreading the word.

#wcf #washingtonstateelementarychesschampionship #wecc

Meet Your Worst Knightmare

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Meet Your Worst Knightmare

Patch #2 of our Chess Patches

My son inspired me to create this patch. He LOVES playing chess. During one of his tournaments, I asked him if he gets nervous when the game starts (especially when his opponent has a higher rating than him). He said “No. It’s fun, Mommy!”

It’s truly amazing seeing him and other kids excited about this sport at such a young age.

This patch would look great on a jacket or bag of any chess player.

Available on our Etsy Store.  Our store name is EmbroiderrificNW.  FREE SHIPPING to U.S. customers.

 

Every Pawn is a Potential Queen

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Life is filled with challenges but with the proper strategy every pawn is a potential queen.

My son inspired me to create this patch. He loves playing chess and he’s really good with it. When I go with him to tournaments, I’m amazed when I see him and other young kids passionate about this sport.

This patch looks great on a jacket or bag!

Available in our Etsy Store. Our store name is EmbroiderrificNW.

Hats for the Homeless

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Homeless Hats

40 fleece hats complete! 🙂  Thank you to Jim & Patti Broulette for delivering them to the Lake City homeless shelter. Special thanks to Nancy Cornwell, my neighbor and mentor who shared with me her expertise in sewing with fleece.  The hat patterns we used were taken from her book, Adventures with Polar Fleece, a Sewing Expedition.

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Adventures with Polar Fleece

The only machine used was a serger. This made the sewing process very easy and the hats sturdier.  Though we used an old Babylock model that didn’t have the jet-air threading feature, this machine was solidly-built and was among the last few models that were made in Japan.

1 Yard of Fleece = 7 Warm Heads

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Hats for the Homeless

Did you know that out of a yard of fleece, you can make 7 hats?

This is the 2nd year that our Embroiderrific family is doing an outreach by making hats for the homeless.  We cut and sew the hats, then find a homeless shelter where these can be distributed.  No embroidery needed on this project (although our kids said we could probably put “God Loves You” on the cuff).

We’re taking donations of excess fabric (especially fleece) if you have them.  We’ll transform them into beautiful hats that can warm heads (& hearts!) this winter.

Personalized Keychains

A client approached me to see if we can make personalized luggage tags for her family.  We accidentally bought materials that don’t match her exact requirements.  We decided to have some fun & get creative… did some experiments to see if we can create another product. Voila!  A new product line was born.

These babies can go on your keys (as a key chain) or on your bags (as a bag tag). Your name will be embroidered on both sides of the keychain. Maximum font height is about 1 inch. The text can be up to 6.5 inches long.

These will soon be available on our Etsy Store (EmbroiderrificNW). The cost is $12 each (tax included) plus shipping and handling.  The price goes down to $10 each (plus shipping & handling) if you order three.

Waterproof Jackets

Math and writing weren’t exactly my daughter’s favorite classes in 5th grade. That all changed when she started going to Sylvan Learning Center. More than the high grades she’s been getting in her classes, she gained her confidence back. She now wants to be a military plane engineer. She also loves writing short stories especially after getting inspired by the latest Rick Riordan book.

Through the years, we’ve become friends with one of the Sylvan franchisees. When she found out we’re doing custom embroidery, she ordered these jackets. They’re navy blue waterproof lined jackets that proudly displays the Sylvan logo… Perfect for rainy Seattle.

 

 

 

A Hat for a Chief

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This holiday season, if you find yourself getting frustrated shopping for folks who can afford to buy anything, consider an embroidered gift. Embroidery enables you to give a unique gift that caters to what that person likes, needs, or embodies.

Embroiderrific designed this navy blue baseball cap especially for a high-ranking manager in a large corporation. It has the word “CHIEF” proudly embroidered (using gold polyester thread) in bold letters. A laurel wreath, which symbolizes victory, success, fame and prosperity in ancient Greece was added to top it off.

At the end of the day, it’s not about how expensive the present is… It’s about how much thought you put into something just to make the receiver smile.

Shoot us an email if you want something embroidered on a hat…or hoodie…or blanket…or…

St. Matthew School Spirit Wear

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This sports bag has a special compartment big enough for a soccer ball.
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Hats & Hoodies for kids & grown-ups
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The fleece vest comes in royal blue & navy blue.
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Tote bag & hooded jacket for the ladies. The men’s jacket version comes without a hood.

These are the St. Matthew School-branded caps, bags, hoodies, vests & jackets that we are doing right now.

Go Thunder!

 

Sugar & Spice & Everything Knives

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We created this patch for all the strong females out there… sweet, inspired, and passionate about everything that they do.

This was also inspired by the quote from General Mattis, “Always carry a knife with you. Just in case there’s cheesecake or you need to stab someone in the throat.”

PATCH DETAILS:
* Patch Material: 100% cotton embroidered with polyester thread
* Iron-on backing
* Size: approx. 3.75 in. x 3.25 in.

Our ready-made inventory has a white background with purple thread for the font & graphic. Email us if you want the graphic in a different color.

We offer FREE SHIPPING. Products usually ship in 1-2 business days. To keep the prices low to you, we use standard air mail. If a tracking number or expedited shipping is important to you, please send us an email and we can quote you the cost.

Available in our Etsy Store – EmbroiderrificNW.

Back-to-School Baseball Caps

DSC01097As a back-to-school project, we made these baseball caps for St. Matthew School/Parish.

The priest, Fr. Khanh was so excited when he saw these! He wore his proudly during the ice cream social as he welcomed the school families.

We all know how kids handle caps when they have their sports practices and games. The caps were of made of 100% cotton twill and polyester thread. We opted for this kind of thread because these are generally sturdier than rayon and keeps the color longer.

Below is a photo of the cap in the making…

If you need embroidered caps… for your sports teams, cheerleading squad, sorority, a family reunion, a promo item for your company, email us.

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PJO Cabins Cap

Show the cabin that you belong to.

This was inspired by the Percy Jackson & the Olympians (PJO) series.

Cap fabric is made with 100% cotton twill. It’s a structured mid-profile hat with a velcro closure.

Cost is $15+ shipping. Volume discounts available.

We can do this for other PJO cabins. Email us via the contact link above.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians Cabins

Another project inspired by the Percy Jackson & the Olympian (PJO) series.

Pick a cabin… Cabin 1 (Zeus)? Cabin 3 (Poseidon)? Cabin 6 (Athena)? Or do you belong to one of the other cabins?

Middle- and high-schoolers were all over this one.

PATCH DETAILS:
* Patch Material: 100% cotton embroidered with polyester thread
* Iron-on backing
* Comes in 1 size: 3 in.  x 3.4 in.

My ready-made inventory has a white background and one of three designs:

Cabin 1 (Zeus) – Lightning bolt is yellow; font is royal blue

Cabin 3 (Poseidon) – Trident design and font are aquamarine

Cabin 6 (Athena) – Owl design and font are red

Email me if you want a different cabin.

Made in the USA

I offer FREE SHIPPING. Products usually ship in 1-2 business days. To keep the prices low to you, I use standard air mail. If a tracking number or expedited shipping is important to you, please send me an email and I can quote you the cost.

Available in our Etsy Store

 

Camp Half-Blood Patch

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Calling all Half-bloods!!!

This was inspired by Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series. It’s the perfect size for jackets and bags. Certainly popular among the middle- and high-schoolers who enjoy reading the Rick Riordan book series.

PATCH DETAILS:
* Patch Material: 100% cotton embroidered with polyester thread
* Iron-on backing
* Orange patch material with black thread
* Size: Approx. 3 in. diameter

Made in the USA

I offer FREE SHIPPING. Products usually ship in 1-2 business days. To keep the prices low to you, I use standard air mail. If a tracking number or expedited shipping is important to you, please send me an email and I can quote you the cost.

Available in our Etsy Store.

Personalized Fan Towels

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This is a promotional demonstration article that was designed especially for a Seattle Mariners fan. It’s a set that consists of one bath and one hand towel embroidered with the same design. The hand towel just has a slightly smaller print (both on the design & font) to make it proportionate.

The towels are thick and soft and made from 100% cotton. Polyester thread was used to embroider the name and design.  This makes it able to withstand frequent washing without the color fading.

Navy blue towel was used but we have several other towels with solid colors.

Several fonts and embroidery designs are available. Instead of putting a name, we can put a monogram.

A set like this costs $35+ shipping. Perfect for gifts. We offer volume discounts.

Email us if you’re interested.

 

 

 

Charger Patch

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One of our clients wanted to recreate a vintage Charger patch into a bigger patch that she can put on her brand new 2017 Dodge Charger. She couldn’t find one on Etsy or eBay… so she asked if we can do it.

Patch Details:

Polyester backing with polyester thread

Iron-on backing

Size: 9.75 in. x 2.75 in.

Email us using the “contact” link above if you need something like this.