Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sensational Shop Saturday - Serephitic Patches

31 Days of Sensational Shops went so well that Sensational Shop Saturday was created to continue to feature awesome handmade shops!

Today's Sensational Shop is Serephitic Patches - run by Serephita! Let's meet her!

Tell us about you - the creator!

I am a 27 year old seamstress and cosplayer living in Las Vegas NV. I started doing embroidery and patches because I couldn't find what I needed for costumes through regular sources, and wanted to give other cosplayers and fans a trustworthy and reliable source for patches and possibly even accessories. So I invested in an embroidery machine and software, and began to design and create patches!

Describe your shop and what you sell

My shop is filled with made to order patches and accessory pieces for plushies, and custom items as well! I am now offering digital embroidery files and digitizing services for those who do not have the time or software to create their own. I do everything myself, and strive to make the best product possible that I can.

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

My favorite item to make is probably the Team Fortress 2 patches. They have been by and far my most popular patches for a while, and are just really fun to make! I think there's just something about the golden yellow color that makes me smile, since it's so bright and cheerful (plus the game itself is really fun!).

How and when did you start your business?

I started with the idea back in 2011, when one of my friends mentioned having to re-draw Alucard's seal on the back of his gloves for a costume. I had just purchased an embroidery machine, and was working on my first project, and wanted to start creating things for friends as well. I began to research patches and designs to make, based on suggestions and series that I knew were popular.

Anything else you would like to add?

I love making custom items for people!

Where can buyers find you?

Thank you so much for stopping by and meeting Serephita of Serephitic Patches! See you next week for another Sensational Shop Saturday!