Cuter Than It Has To Be
Hey ya’ll! I’m Brenda Byers. On the wall in the office at GreatStitch hangs a tiny little coat. It is very old and worn now, but it is the symbol of what is at the heart of everything we do. The coat was made for Brenda’s mother by her great-grandmother out of flour sacks. It could have just been thrown together, but instead the different colors are laid out in a careful pattern. Extremely detailed and decorative stitching was added by hand. The coat is cuter than it needed to be—it was a functional item to a child born in a dirt floor log cabin in Indian Territory just after the Great Depression. Function would have won out. But she spent hours creating the best that she could for someone who would wear it for a short time. The fact that it survived all these years is a miracle. But it is a testimony to how special it really is.
And that is what GreatStitch does, we make things cuter than they have to be. We often say that cute kids deserve cute clothes…and that goes back to our roots. Our daughter fought and beat cancer 8 years ago and because of that, birthdays are a little sweeter. That is why GreatStitch focuses on birthdays. We are here to help you create a wonderful day for your child whether it be the shirt they need to wear, or ideas from our blog about creating the best party…we are here to help you create a great experience for your child. We believe that if you make a child smile, perhaps the parent will smile. If everyone smiles, you have a great day to remember. Then…if you have great days to remember, doesn’t that create a great life? So see, a little birthday shirt can change the world!
At GreatStitch, we know that memories are what builds a life. We have been part of nearly 9,000 birthday and Christmas celebrations for families in all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. GreatStitch outgrew the spare bedroom (and the hallway, the garage and the kitchen table) and moved to our current location with a brick and mortar storefront/workspace.
Brenda’s work has been seen on some of the biggest party websites, including Hostess with the Mostess, Amy Atlas, Catch My Party, and Kara’s Party Planning. Her party ideas and tips show up on her blog, and have been picked up and copied in numerous places also.
GreatStitch specializes in kids birthday shirts, but we offer a complete range of custom embroidery, including corporate, sports, dance, cheer and other team gear. Let us know how we can help you with all of your embroidery needs.