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    I have been doing some digitizing and embroidery from home since I became disabled. Word is starting to get around my small town and I need to get some business cards. My problem is: what to call my service? My main focus is on digitizing and embroidery, however, I also quilt and sew clothing (no alterations). So here are a few names I have narrowed my list to and would like your feedback and/or suggestions:

    Fancy Stitches
    Stitchcraft
    DJ's SewN4U

    Thanks bunches.

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    I like the first two. Not the 3rd. I'm personally not a fan of the cutesy spelling and chatspeak for non chat applications.

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    In my experience, if you tell someone you sew, their idea of what to look for from your service differs quite a bit from what you really want to do.
    Somehow, you have to convey the idea of custom stitches ... what types of products would your creations decorate, be applied to?

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    I agree with omak. Non sewing people can have a totally different interpretation of what a name conveys. You may need to be a bit more specific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    I have been doing some digitizing and embroidery from home since I became disabled. Word is starting to get around my small town and I need to get some business cards. My problem is: what to call my service? My main focus is on digitizing and embroidery, however, I also quilt and sew clothing (no alterations). So here are a few names I have narrowed my list to and would like your feedback and/or suggestions:

    Fancy Stitches-Like this one best.


    Stitchcraft- OK I am crazy but it reminds me of witch craft

    DJ's SewN4U-too long and too confusing

    Thanks bunches.

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    Ok, on my card under the name, I plan to have the following lines:

    Custom embroidery, sewing and quilting.

    Making your dream a reality.

    or something to that effect.

    Does that serve as a good enough clarification of services? Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Ok, on my card under the name, I plan to have the following lines:

    Custom embroidery, sewing and quilting.

    Making your dream a reality.

    or something to that effect.

    Does that serve as a good enough clarification of services? Thanks again.
    It is probably pretty good for clarification (trying to think in business brain here, and I don't think it is working )
    I get the custom embroidery, sewing, and quilting part - - but how do you convey "Making your dream a reality"?
    ***thinking***
    I am probably not the best one to try things on ...
    I think what you have is going to work just fine. Go down to Staples or Office Depot and buy a packet of business cards that you can use your own computer to design - - design a couple different ideas (with one name, of course) ... print one sheet out, and pass out the cards - - depending on the questions you get, might tell you what you need to have or not have on your card.
    I can't imagine that I would ever be able to afford your services, so I would probably not really be able to tell you how to develop your customer base.

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    Your idea sounds ok. Im not sure about "Making your dream a reality." part. It may work or maybe instead of dreams you used "ideas".

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    how about ~

    DreamStitches

    Custom Embroidery, Sewing, and Quilting

    You dream it, we stitch it.


    ScowlKat
    call 1-800-sew-4cash

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    Stitchcraft made me smile....just a first impression

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    how about ~

    DreamStitches

    Custom Embroidery, Sewing, and Quilting

    You dream it, we stitch it.


    ScowlKat
    call 1-800-sew-4cash
    Sense I do both quilting and sewing the first thing that popped into my head when I read this was "oh boy, a custom made wedding dress!"
    Just my opinion.

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    I like Stitchcraft.....:)

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    I like stitchcraft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjk
    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    how about ~

    DreamStitches

    Custom Embroidery, Sewing, and Quilting

    You dream it, we stitch it.


    ScowlKat
    call 1-800-sew-4cash
    Sense I do both quilting and sewing the first thing that popped into my head when I read this was "oh boy, a custom made wedding dress!"
    Just my opinion.
    oh my Goodness!!! You are Right! lol... StitchCraft, it is! hahaha...

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    I like the first two the best!

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    I love Stitchcraft b/c it's clever!!

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    Thanks so much for all the input. I have decided to go with Stitchcraft and will post a pic of my business card when I can. I have something a little special up my sleeve!

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    I will be very interested to see your "something special" and good luck with your new venture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    Quote Originally Posted by cjk
    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    how about ~

    DreamStitches

    Custom Embroidery, Sewing, and Quilting

    You dream it, we stitch it.


    ScowlKat
    call 1-800-sew-4cash
    Sense I do both quilting and sewing the first thing that popped into my head when I read this was "oh boy, a custom made wedding dress!"
    Just my opinion.
    oh my Goodness!!! You are Right! lol... StitchCraft, it is! hahaha...
    Could if using above with Dream Stitches, add a line stating that, you specalize in home use items.

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    I love Stitchcraft too. Very clever!!

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    I think it's hard picking a name. I'd want my first or last name somehow associated with the business so they remember who to call then I'd add Keeps You in Stitches. Such as Suzie keeps you in Stitches. Then add the line you have about what you do embroidery etc. under it.This way they know what you do.

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    Suzie's Stitchcraft works too, smilessssss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    how about ~

    DreamStitches

    Custom Embroidery, Sewing, and Quilting

    You dream it, we stitch it.


    ScowlKat
    call 1-800-sew-4cash begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************1-800-sew-4cash******end_of_the_skype_highlighting
    This is a cute idea!! But have you checked out www.vistaprint.com They have a ton of business cards and most of the time you can get them for free and right now they are running huge deals with free cards, calendars,etc & frees s&h. Check it out!

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    For sewing: Designs on You
    For other: Suzie's Stitchcraft

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    I Like That!!!!

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