Quite simply, I have always loved monograms! Perhaps it is a subconscious thing, because as a kid in the 70's the only gifts you could find with a name on it were pre-fab license plates, mugs and pens. They NEVER had AnnaBeth! I do remember getting an engraved bracelet in 6th grade with -GASP- my name engraved on it! Oh how I treasured that bracelet.
Then there was my love of sewing, design and creating things. In junior high I was making 3-piece suits and competing in fashion shows. I come from a long line of women who don't just sew, but CREATE! Thanks to my Mom, Grandmommy and Grandmother for sharing their love of sewing with me and inspiring me to start my own business. I still use my Grandmother's beloved Bernina sewing machine for my own projects at home. It's one of my most cherished items. :)
My daughter Julia and I opened our boutique Custom Threads in 2006. She left in 2012 after graduating college to pursue her love of glass blowing and sells beautiful jewels at www.jujuglass.com. And so the creativity continues to the next generation!
In 2015 we made the decision to close our retail business and focus on our online customers. It was a great decision and made life a little less hectic!
My husband works with me now, and we continue to search Dallas Market and other markets high and low for fun, new items to monogram. And I can put my unique name on anything I want!
Please note that many of our items are custom made--from scratch! This means we can't necessarily speed up the process. Great work takes time! Blankets, pillows, and car seat canopies, for example, are custom made which allows you to select the fabrics for your very own treasure.
We ask you to choose carefully because we can't accept returns on anything with a monogram.
Custom Threads was nominated for Small Business of the Year by the Canyon Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and 2009.
Voted Best Local Website and Best Embroidery/Gift Shop: Canyon News Readers Choice Awards 2013
Voted Best Local Website: Canyon News Readers Choice Awards 2012 .
We've been making customers happy for over 15 years! Starting as a retail shop in 2006, Custom Threads Shop moved to an online business in 2015. We love creating unique gifts, and searching for the best items at various markets to monogram for that special someone.
Steve and Annabeth Baker have operated Custom Threads since 2006, originally a boutique in the city of Canyon, a Texas Main Street City! Custom Threads expanded in size, and received awards from the local Chamber of Commerce and People's Choice Awards. Now they work from their home shop and sell online.
We all love seeing our name in lights, or on our favorite items! Snuggly blankets, pillows, robes, shirts, or bags. We love seeing customers light up when they receive our monogrammed items!