WhatKaitMakes

Chainstitch Embroidery & Playful Goods

Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Announcement    Welcome to KaitMakes, alternatively: welcome to me monetizing my hobbies, per usual. I've always needed a creative outlet from my full-time career in corporate america so I've really always created art on the side. I joke with my friends that I need to tire myself out each day so I can get a good night of sleep, and it's kind true? My mind is like a hamster wheel I can't get off of.

In late 2020, I took my designs to physical products, physically making them with the use of my Cricut and thrifted goods. For me, the fun is in the exploration of application: how far can I take my lettering and design? What products are missing from my own life and how can I use good type and design to create something brand new? After about a year of that work, I've transitioned some of those goods out of my inventory but kept others that I really love still and have partnered with Printful to drop-ship items I can't stock inventory for any longer.

In 2021, I started to incorporate chainstitch embroidery into my body of work and am currently working on making more stitched products like patches, custom monogrammed goods and focusing on hand lettering and illustration. Chainstitching is the perfect blend of my design and illustration skills and my physical need to tinker and keep my hands busy while also being the perfect outlet to experiment with different styles and designs.

I own a Consew 104-1T model of chainstitch machine, which is an industrial chainstitch embroidery machine that I hand crank lettering and designs with. No computers are involved with the stitching of my embroidery, each stitch is hand steered and designed by me in my home studio here in Chattanooga, TN.

At the end of the day, I hope you find joy in the items I create. I truly do all this for fun and to explore my creativity. I hope the things that I make inspire that same kind of tinkering and explorational spirit in you as well.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 8, 2022

Welcome to KaitMakes, alternatively: welcome to me monetizing my hobbies, per usual. I've always needed a creative outlet from my full-time career in corporate america so I've really always created art on the side. I joke with my friends that I need to tire myself out each day so I can get a good night of sleep, and it's kind true? My mind is like a hamster wheel I can't get off of.

In late 2020, I took my designs to physical products, physically making them with the use of my Cricut and thrifted goods. For me, the fun is in the exploration of application: how far can I take my lettering and design? What products are missing from my own life and how can I use good type and design to create something brand new? After about a year of that work, I've transitioned some of those goods out of my inventory but kept others that I really love still and have partnered with Printful to drop-ship items I can't stock inventory for any longer.

In 2021, I started to incorporate chainstitch embroidery into my body of work and am currently working on making more stitched products like patches, custom monogrammed goods and focusing on hand lettering and illustration. Chainstitching is the perfect blend of my design and illustration skills and my physical need to tinker and keep my hands busy while also being the perfect outlet to experiment with different styles and designs.

I own a Consew 104-1T model of chainstitch machine, which is an industrial chainstitch embroidery machine that I hand crank lettering and designs with. No computers are involved with the stitching of my embroidery, each stitch is hand steered and designed by me in my home studio here in Chattanooga, TN.

At the end of the day, I hope you find joy in the items I create. I truly do all this for fun and to explore my creativity. I hope the things that I make inspire that same kind of tinkering and explorational spirit in you as well.

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About WhatKaitMakes

Sales 151
On Etsy since 2015

oh no she's monetizing her hobbies again!

I've always needed a creative outlet from my full-time career in corporate america so I've really always created art on the side. I joke with my friends that I need to tire myself out each day so I can get a good night of sleep, and it's kind true? My mind is like a hamster wheel I can't get off of.

In late 2020, I took my designs to physical products, physically making them with the use of my cricut and thrifted goods. For me, the fun is in the exploration of application: how far can I take my lettering and design? What products are missing from my own life and how can I use good type and design to create something brand new? After about a year of heavier products like mugs and candles, I found that to be pretty tedious and difficult to source and keep stock. I've transitioned some of those goods out of my inventory but kept others that I really love still and have partnered with Printful to drop-ship items I can't stock inventory for any longer.

In 2021, I started to incorporate chainstitch embroidery into my body of work and am currently working on making more stitched products like patches, custom monogrammed goods and focusing on hand lettering and illustration. Chainstitching is the perfect blend of my design and illustration skills and my physical need to tinker and keep my hands busy while also being the perfect outlet to experiment with different styles and designs.

I own a Consew 104-1T model of chainstitch machine, which is an industrial chainstitch embroidery machine that I hand crank lettering and designs with. No computers are involved with the stitching of my embroidery, each stitch is hand steered and designed by me in my home studio here in Chattanooga, TN.

At the end of the day, I hope you find joy in the items I create. I truly do all this for fun and to explore my creativity. I hope the things that I make inspire that same kind of tinkering and explorational spirit in you as well.

Shop members

  • Kaitlyn Anderson

    Owner, Designer, Stitch Bitch

    In real life I'm a professional graphic designer and visual artist and after 5pm I get to do fun things like chainstitch embroidery and illustration that I like to incorporate into playful goods for your home and life. Doing My Best.

Production partners

  • Printful

    Charlotte, NC

    Printful is an on-demand printing and fulfillment company that helps people turn their ideas into brands and products

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Last updated on Jan 8, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

-Chainstitched masks: I have tested washing these chainstitched masks in the washer with full detergent / hot water and placing in the dryer at full heat as recommended by the CDC and so far they've held up perfectly. For longevity, though, I recommend either hand washing in hot water or using a delicates wash bag to protect the embroidery and hanging to dry.

-Other embroidered clothing items: I recommend washing clothing items inside out to protect embroidery and following the garment guidelines on the item's tag.

Wholesale availability

I have some availability for wholesale! For inquires, please DM me on Etsy or email hello@kaitmakes.com

Gift wrapping and packaging

I have gift wrapping options! Please select them at checkout.