Embroidery & Alterations
Rates, Estimates, &
Now you can
get all your custom sewing, embroidery, and alterations done
professionally. You can trust Donna Trumble to provide the
finest workmanship at the best possible value. Her many years
of experience, education, and skills are unsurpassed in
Georgetown and the local area.
understand and anticipate rates and costs, here are a few
- Due the the wide range of projects we do, pricing is
based on a job by job basis with an initial estimate,
adjustments based on project development, time,
difficulty, and other factors. We offer free
estimates, but reserve the right to adjust pricing based
on unforseen adjustments as needed. All sales are
final. A few of the more typical rates are
$100, require a initial deposit of 50%. All payments are
due upon completion and pick up. Texas Sales Tax is
charged as appropriate for Texas residents unless you have a
Tax Exempt Certificate on File with us.
Materials may be purchased in
advance for use in a project, however, we reserve the right to
approve such materials. The quality and suitability of
materials is a significant consideration in every
project. Occasionally, materials are presented that are
flawed, poorly made, unsuitable, or otherwise unacceptable. We
will work with each customer to insure that the final product
is just right. At the discretion of the client, we will
assist the customer in selecting the right materials or acquire
such materials for the client. A shopping fee will be
added for such extended services.
Services - Upon request, I will conduct in home
fittings, deliveries, and/or consultations. The in
home trip fee is $25 (plus $.50 per mile outside of
Georgetown). This includes the first 20 minutes of in
home consultation. Additional consultation will be
charged at $30.00 per hour.
Design - When the designer originates or
develops a project based on an idea or concept it
is called custom design. For example, a customer came with a
twelve inch doll representing a Revolutionary War General. He
wanted a complete uniform to be used in a reinactment of a
battle led by General Pulaski. The concept was researched,
fabrics selected, and the uniform produced. This is the same
kind of project that is used repeatedly by Hollywood designers
who charge thousands of dollars just for the design
work. Generally, projects that are designed
from scratch are very time consuming and one of a kind product.
This does raise their value considerably.
Sewing- When a specific project
is based on a specific pattern or stock
pattern, the production is called Custom
Sewing. Typically, Custom Sewing will include Custom
Fitting. Custom sewing is not a way to save money over
purchasing ready to wear garments. Due to the specific
personalized production inherint in custom services, the costs
are typically more expensive that ready to wear. However,
the quality of the garment, materials, and fit are usually far
superior to ready to wear garments.
Fitting - When a garment is desired based on a
predetermined pattern, the Seamstress uses the pattern as a
guide to produce the item. Like most off the rack garments,
ones produced solely based on pattern, seldom fit just right.
It is here that the professional seamstress, alters
the project using the measurements and physical features of the
client to produce a custom fit or an item designed
specifically to fit the client. This is a highly
specialized skill that few sewers have today, but
you can depent of the expert custom fitting by this
When a customer brings a
project that is already assembled, they may require a wide
range of adjustments to make the item suitable to
the needs of the customer. In simple terms,
Alterations involves custom fitting of an already completed
item. Alterations may include hems,
reductions, repairs, or
other adjustments. The skill level for professional
alterations beyond simple hems is huge, but again you can
depend on the expert professional services here.
$15.00 & Up
$15.00 & Up
$15.00 & Up
$50.00 & Up
Embroidery consisting of
lettering is called a Monogram. There are
hundreds of Fonts, Styles, and Motif designs available. We
have all the professional equipment and software to layout
and produce the highest quality Monograms. Monograms are
some times limited to initials set up in special formats,
which the customer is welcome to select exactly the look
1" to 2" Lettering -- $2.00 per letter.
2" to 3" Lettering -- $3.00 per letter.
Larger than 3" Lettering -- $5.00 per letter.
Patch Lettering $3.50 per 1,000 stitches.
Embroidery - When motifs
or images are created using thread, it
is called Embroidery. There are virtually unlimited
possibilities for Embroidered projects. Thousands of (licensed
and stock) designs are available today to enhance any project.
We are embroidery professionals with all the software
required to produce fabulous logos, custom embroidery designs,
and one of a kind creations. Embroidery projects often require
extensive set up, custom design work, as well as production.
Each of these considerations is included when offering
Custom Embroidery Design (Including Logos) -- $40.00 Min.
$30.00 Per Hour.
Set Up Charge $20.00 to $40.00
General Embroidery $3.50 per 1,000 Stitches.
Embellishment - When a
project is enhanced with decorative
applications, it is called embellishment. There
are many ways to embellish projects including embroidery, lace,
beeding, trim, and three dimensional applications.
Home Decor -
Products produced to enhance the
home are called Home Decor. These products
include a wide range of items like pillows, throws, bedding,
table runners, decorative items, placemats, chair covers, slip
covers, wall hangings, window treatments, draperies, curtains,
window seat pads, crib covers, baby bumper pads,
Quilting - Quilting
includes traditional quilt making, but is much broader. The
concept of quilting is one of fastening multiple
layers of fabric together with filler between.
Quilting projects include wall hangings, table runners, chair
covers, vests, jackets, coats, and whatever you can imagine. In
ages past, quilting was done by hand, but all of our quilting
work is done by machine. We believe it produces a better
quality and more affordable product.
Sewing Instruction - For
many years, we have taught sewing and quilting classes in our
Sew And Quilt Stores. If you are interested in learning to sew
or have a special project need, please contact us. We will
provide expert sewing guidance, instruction, and
problem solving on a tutorial basis or if you
have a group we can set up a class to fit your
- An estimate is a targeted
price or guestimate of the cost.
Sometimes it is like a shot in the dark.
More often it is a
summary of estimates involved with each of the project
steps added together. Costs of materials, supplies, and
labor are considered. When a project is presented, we attempt
to provide an estimate or guestimate of the expected
pricing free of charge. Changes to the original project
must include adjustments to the estimate. Unexpected
expenses or circumstances must also be reflected in the
final pricing. Upon completion, the customer
will be supplied a detailed summary of expenses as
Embroidery & Alterations.
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Here In Georgetown.