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NeitherSparky

Sparky's Stitches - Custom machine embroidery

Sacramento, California · 6260 Sales

NeitherSparky

Sparky's Stitches - Custom machine embroidery

Sacramento, California 6260 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1214)

Announcement   I create original embroidery designs and specialize in iron-on patches. (Note I do NOT do "rush" orders, nor can I add Velcro backing; see my shop policies for details.) I am currently open for some custom work.

I create most of my designs myself from either my own artwork or others' artwork, but I do use purchased designs as well. I *always* specify if the design was not created by myself, this is both to give credit where it is due but also to let people see what kinds of designs I do in case they want to have me do something for them. I wouldn't want someone seeing an awesome design from UrbanThreads and think I have that level of skill. ;) If I do not say where the design came from, it means I created it in my design software.

My website can be found at www.sparkys-stitches.com, and my email is sales [!at] sparkys-stitches.com in case you need to contact me outside of Etsy. To be honest using Etsy is the fastest way of reaching me.

Btw if something you're looking for that you know I carry isn't showing up, please contact me. I may need to renew a listing. (Btw I can no longer sell TF2, Half Life, or Human Centipede stuff for legal reasons. And if you are looking for the glowing crystal necklaces, please visit www.sparkys-stitches.com.)

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 1, 2016

I create original embroidery designs and specialize in iron-on patches. (Note I do NOT do "rush" orders, nor can I add Velcro backing; see my shop policies for details.) I am currently open for some custom work.

I create most of my designs myself from either my own artwork or others' artwork, but I do use purchased designs as well. I *always* specify if the design was not created by myself, this is both to give credit where it is due but also to let people see what kinds of designs I do in case they want to have me do something for them. I wouldn't want someone seeing an awesome design from UrbanThreads and think I have that level of skill. ;) If I do not say where the design came from, it means I created it in my design software.

My website can be found at www.sparkys-stitches.com, and my email is sales [!at] sparkys-stitches.com in case you need to contact me outside of Etsy. To be honest using Etsy is the fastest way of reaching me.

Btw if something you're looking for that you know I carry isn't showing up, please contact me. I may need to renew a listing. (Btw I can no longer sell TF2, Half Life, or Human Centipede stuff for legal reasons. And if you are looking for the glowing crystal necklaces, please visit www.sparkys-stitches.com.)

Cynthia Read

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Cynthia Read

Re-Elect Mayor Dewey Shirt - Steven Universe
$20.00
Its a Wash Shirt - Steven Universe
$20.00
CHAAAAPS! Shirt - Steven Universe
$22.00
Big Donut Shirt - Steven Universe
$18.00
Bill Cipher Shirt - Gravity Falls
$22.00
Monsters University Logo Patch
$10.00
Mabel Costume Applique - Gravity Falls
$12.00
Bill Cipher Patch - Gravity Falls
$10.00
Toothless Patch
$7.00
Rescue Rangers Logo Patch
$12.00
Gnome Patch - Gravity Falls
$12.00
Guitar Taz Patch
$12.00
Bill Cipher "Its Funny" Patch - Gravity Falls
$12.00
Cookie Cat Patch - Steven Universe
$10.00
Go Diego Go Patch
$8.00
Fix-It Felix Jr Patch Set - Wreck-It Ralph
$15.00
Just Keep Swimming Patch
$10.00
CHAAAAPS! Patch - Steven Universe
$12.00
Strickland Propane Patch Set - King of the Hill
$18.00
Omnitrix Patch - Ben 10
$10.00
Pair of MLP Cutie Mark Patches - Your Choice
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Monstropolis Transit Authority Patch
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1214)
Jay Smith

Jay Smith on Dec 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This made my halloween costume so perfect I ordered the smaller version to wear the rest of the year 'round.

kayloucy

kayloucy on Dec 6, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

A good size, it's well made and I'm very excited to use it😄

Sarah Trobee

Sarah Trobee on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality! The patch is well made. The tshirt was decent quality but I may just buy my own if I purchase from the store again.

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About

Stitch All the Things

I graduated from the University of Southern California in the 90's with a Bachelor's in Creative Writing. I proceeded to use said degree for writing fanfics and roleplaying online, after a few years of which I burned out on writing creatively. I floundered at data entry and retail positions for some years.

I had always loved patches and collected them as a child, only to store them away because I was afraid to ruin them by actually putting them on stuff. I wanted to make money doing something creative so my brother helped me finance my current embroidery machine, a 6-needled beast which more often than not decides not to have all 6 needles work at any given time.

In short, I work at home plying nerds with costume accessories. You're welcome.

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  • C. "Sparky" Read

    Owner

    I am a woman residing in the Sacramento, CA area. I live with my brother, a parrot, a snake, and a plethora of tarantulas (yes on purpose). I make embroidered things. :3

Shop policies

Last updated on August 14, 2016
Hello! I am Sparky, and this shop is not a hobby for me, it is my business. I pay taxes on it and I do it full time. I have professional equipment and design software. I average 10-20 orders per week, many more times that if it is approaching Halloween. I am very busy. :)

Everything But Patches and Shirts: what you see is what you get. The photo, I mean. And if I say I have one in stock, that's all I have. If the item is say, a t-shirt and you have the option of choosing a different size, then expect to wait a few extra days for your item to ship because I don't generally keep t-shirts on hand and will have to go out and buy one for you.

Patches and Shirts: each item may vary a tiny bit in appearance due to the hoop shifting etc. I will never send you patches that I feel are "messed up" or anything, don't worry. (With my new machine the results will be more professional and this will be less of an issue.) Colors may vary a bit as well but not by a whole lot.

There *are* exceptions to the "number of patches" rule - I may list ones that I don't plan to run again for some reason or another. If it doesn't say in the description that I can make you one without iron-on backing, then I don't plan to make more.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept most forms of payment (US funds only). If you choose to send a check I may wait for it to clear before sending your items. With other forms of payment I will ship as soon as I can after receipt. If using Paypal you have 3 days from time of purchase to make a payment or I will cancel your order.

i do not take credit cards directly* but you should be able to use a credit card through Paypal. Select Paypal as your payment method and then follow the steps in this article: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

* Note: I am currently using Etsy's "Direct Checkout" which takes credit cards, but reserve the right to stop using that at any time.
Shipping
The soonest you should expect to receive your order is two weeks, although you may certainly get lucky and get it sooner. :) If you have a deadline let me know when you order so I can try to push it out quicker if possible, but there are no guarantees. However for made-on-demand items (the vast majority of my shop) do not expect or ask to receive it within a week. I ship first class, which takes about three days within the US (I'm not exactly sure for international and I'm sure it varies anyways).

My busiest time of the year is August-October because of Halloween and I easily receive 4-5 times as many orders then as any other time. Chances are I cannot rush your order then, so order your Halloween merchandise early! I also close my shop within a couple weeks of October 31st because invariably people get angry when I tell them they won't get their order in time for Halloween and it stresses me out. Once I am closed I am closed. I also do NOT take custom orders during those months, I am much too busy.

I have started using Stamps.com and can provide tracking numbers for packages shipped within the US only. I typically drop envelopes/packages off on Tuesdays and Thursdays (or sometimes Fridays). So twice a week.

Edit: To reiterate, no matter what time of year it is, DO NOT ask to receive an item in less than a week. I don't care if it is your kid or grandkid's birthday, convention, or any other special event. Do not offer me more money for a rush job, the answer is no.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is anything wrong with your order contact me immediately. There are no exchanges/replacements unless there is something wrong with what I sent you. You may need to send me a photo so I can understand the problem.

I have sent out literally thousands of patches over the years and the plain truth is a few get lost. :/ If your order doesn't arrive in a reasonable amount of time after it has been marked shipped contact me.

If it is determined that you did not receive your order because you gave me the wrong address, you are not entitled to a refund or free replacement products. Please make sure I have your correct address! Remember, I use your Etsy address, not your Paypal address.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in having something customized, I will have to see the artwork before I can tell you if I can do it, how long it will take, and what it will cost. (I also need to know what size you want it to be.)

Don't ask me what size patch you need for a child of a certain age or to go on a certain size article of clothing. It is up to you to tell me what size you want. I do not have children,. I have no idea how big your kid is. :)

I am generally not open for custom work between the months of August and October.

One more thing: no I do not have an option to apply hook-and-loop fasteners to the backs of my patches.