Elegant Monogramming was Born...
It all started as a hobby...a little sewing on the side. (or so I thought) Wow did it grow!!! Let me tell you how Elegant Monogramming was born:
I had been running childcare for about 17 years and I was happy with my job. I
loved the kids...they were what kept me going :) My husband had been laid off and so I decided to take up some evening/weekend childcare & some sewing on the side to help make ends meet. I started making little dresses for the girls. One day, someone said, "you should sell these." And I thought to myself, "why not?"
So I began selling them on an e-commerce website. Shortly thereafter, I realized the high demand for monogramming the dresses. One thing led to another and I had an embroidery machine sitting in front of me. That was definitely a learning curve!!
I soon realized how many doors that opened up... so many things that can be embroidered, monogrammed, & decorated!!
I began making wedding handkerchiefs.
These were great gifts for the bride & groom to give to their family/friends. That was when I came up with the brand: Elegant Monogramming. We opened up in May 2012 and we're still here. Up until July 2015, we had our business in our garage, living room, dining room, & everywhere else, lol! Let's just say, it was truly an in-home business...
We finally decided to make the move to a storefont in Troutman, NC. Now, we are carrying different clothing lines including: Simply Southern, Charles River Apparel, & Life Is Good.