1st Class Apparel, owner Maxine Mask shows the difference between a Embroidered design (left) on a shirt and a heat-sealed design (on right).

If you are looking for someone who can develop a logo or special design for your business, school or special event, you can find that help at 1st Class Apparel Embroidery & Screen Printing store at 511 B Avenue in downtown Kalona. They can help you develop your vision for a design to help brand your business, school or special event.

Don’t let the name of the shop mislead you as owner Maxine Mast and her staff can help you apply that special design or logo to any type of apparel or special surfaces using three different methods: embroidery, hot heat transfer or screen printing. They can first digitize the illustration to determine the stitch types and directions, to create the best results when you use the embroidery method. You can bring in your design or bring in an idea so that you can choose from the extensive catalog of designs.

If you want your logo or special design on an item of clothing or hats, you can choose from the extensive in stock apparel or you can order from one of the several brand clothing catalogs that are available. Or you can bring your own clothing item, jacket, afghan, blanket, towel or other item. Then decide whether it is appropriate to have the project embroidered, heat-sealed or use screen printing.

“We are a little shop with big ideas,” said Mast. “We can handle your special projects for corporate gifts, specialty gifts, business logos, wedding gifts, sports team apparel, towels, afghans, blankets, etc. We can do it all.” She noted the most unusual project was putting a design by heat transfer on a roll of toilet paper (first sheet).

“We offer a wide variety of options that can be either screen printed, embroideed or heat-sealed,” Maxine said. Whether it’s a group order or custom gift, we can help you achieve your vision.”

“We can do one item or several hundred items,” she noted.

“We like to have at least two weeks to produce your project,” she noted. During the busy Christmas season, more time is needed as it is extremely busy that time of the year.

Mast has three part-time employees and three embroidery machines. There are two single head machines that have spools for up to 14 different colors of thread. The four head machine can do four of the same designs at a time. That machine has 12 spools. Her it’s a group order or a custom gift, we can help you achieve your vis “We can also sew on patches that people supply, sometimes to cover other patches or logos,” she added. Recently she sewed the new Hillcrest Academy patches over the former IMS patches.

Maxine started 1st Class Embroidery in her home in 1991. She started by embroidering towels for graduation gifts. From there the business grew to where she was anecessary to move into the store front downtown five years later.  While she finds the present shop a little crowded, she has no plans for a different location.

From that shop, she is able to do work for individuals, businesses and schools in about a 50-mile radius of Kalona.  She has also done special projects for the son of a Kalona couple who now lives in Japan.

The 1st Class Apparel and Embroidery and Screen-Printing shop is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.  You can call 319-656-5160 or contact the shop by email: 1stclass@kctc.net.

For more information, visit the lst Class Apparel webpage:  1stclassapparel.com.

 

Carol Miller and Sue Ropp embroidery designs on 4 apparel items at a time using the computerized 4-head embroidery machine at 1st Class Apparel

1st Class Apparel Embroidery and Screen-printing is located a511 B Avenue in downtown Kalona.

Rose Fisher works on apply an embroidery design to some clothing using the 4 -head embroidery machine. The single head embroidery machines are in foreground at right.

Maxine Mast, owner of 1st Class Apparel Embroidery & Screen-Printing demonstrates how a design can be applied to clothing using the heat-seal method.

1st Class Apparel Embroidery & Screen Printing has a large inventory of appare and caps from which you can select. Or you can order from a catalog or you can bring in your own clothing item or cap.

If you are looking for someone who can develop a logo or special design for your business, school or special event, you can find that help at 1st Class Apparel Embroidery & Screen Printing store at 511 B Avenue in downtown Kalona. They can help you develop your vision for a design to help brand your business, school or special event.

Don’t let the name of the shop mislead you as owner Maxine Mast and her staff can help you apply that special design or logo to any type of apparel or special surfaces using three different methods: embroidery, hot heat transfer or screen printing. They can first digitize the illustration to determine the stitch types and directions, to create the best results when you use the embroidery method. You can bring in your design or bring in an idea so that you can choose from the extensive catalog of designs.

If you want your logo or special design on an item of clothing or hats, you can choose from the extensive in stock apparel or you can order from one of the several brand clothing catalogs that are available. Or you can bring your own clothing item, jacket, afghan, blanket, towel or other item. Then decide whether it is appropriate to have the project embroidered, heat-sealed or use screen printing.

“We are a little shop with big ideas,” said Mast. “We can handle your special projects for corporate gifts, specialty gifts, business logos, wedding gifts, sports team apparel, towels, afghans, blankets, etc. We can do it all.” She noted the most unusual project was putting a design by heat transfer on a roll of toilet paper (first sheet).

“We offer a wide variety of options that can be either screen printed, embroideed or heat-sealed,” Maxine said. Whether it’s a group order or custom gift, we can help you achieve your vision.”

“We can do one item or several hundred items,” she noted.

“We like to have at least two weeks to produce your project,” she noted. During the busy Christmas season, more time is needed as it is extremely busy that time of the year.

Mast has three part-time employees and three embroidery machines. There are two single head machines that have spools for up to 14 different colors of thread. The four head machine can do four of the same designs at a time. That machine has 12 spools. Her it’s a group order or a custom gift, we can help you achieve your vis “We can also sew on patches that people supply, sometimes to cover other patches or logos,” she added. Recently she sewed the new Hillcrest Academy patches over the former IMS patches.

Maxine started 1st Class Embroidery in her home in 1991. She started by embroidering towels for graduation gifts. From there the business grew to where she was anecessary to move into the store front downtown five years later.  While she finds the present shop a little crowded, she has no plans for a different location.

From that shop, she is able to do work for individuals, businesses and schools in about a 50-mile radius of Kalona.  She has also done special projects for the son of a Kalona couple who now lives in Japan.

The 1st Class Apparel and Embroidery and Screen-Printing shop is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.  You can call 319-656-5160 or contact the shop by email: 1stclass@kctc.net.

For more information, visit the lst Class Apparel webpage:  1stclassapparel.com.

 

If you are looking for someone who can develop a logo or special design for your business, school or special event, you can find that help at 1st Class Apparel Embroidery & Screen Printing store at 511 B Avenue in downtown Kalona. They can help you develop your vision for a design to help brand your business, school or special event.

Don’t let the name of the shop mislead you as owner Maxine Mast and her staff can help you apply that special design or logo to any type of apparel or special surfaces using three different methods: embroidery, hot heat transfer or screen printing. They can first digitize the illustration to determine the stitch types and directions, to create the best results when you use the embroidery method. You can bring in your design or bring in an idea so that you can choose from the extensive catalog of designs.

If you want your logo or special design on an item of clothing or hats, you can choose from the extensive in stock apparel or you can order from one of the several brand clothing catalogs that are available. Or you can bring your own clothing item, jacket, afghan, blanket, towel or other item. Then decide whether it is appropriate to have the project embroidered, heat-sealed or use screen printing.

“We are a little shop with big ideas,” said Mast. “We can handle your special projects for corporate gifts, specialty gifts, business logos, wedding gifts, sports team apparel, towels, afghans, blankets, etc. We can do it all.” She noted the most unusual project was putting a design by heat transfer on a roll of toilet paper (first sheet).

“We offer a wide variety of options that can be either screen printed, embroideed or heat-sealed,” Maxine said. Whether it’s a group order or custom gift, we can help you achieve your vision.”

“We can do one item or several hundred items,” she noted.

“We like to have at least two weeks to produce your project,” she noted. During the busy Christmas season, more time is needed as it is extremely busy that time of the year.

Mast has three part-time employees and three embroidery machines. There are two single head machines that have spools for up to 14 different colors of thread. The four head machine can do four of the same designs at a time. That machine has 12 spools. Her it’s a group order or a custom gift, we can help you achieve your vis “We can also sew on patches that people supply, sometimes to cover other patches or logos,” she added. Recently she sewed the new Hillcrest Academy patches over the former IMS patches.

Maxine started 1st Class Embroidery in her home in 1991. She started by embroidering towels for graduation gifts. From there the business grew to where she was anecessary to move into the store front downtown five years later.  While she finds the present shop a little crowded, she has no plans for a different location.

From that shop, she is able to do work for individuals, businesses and schools in about a 50-mile radius of Kalona.  She has also done special projects for the son of a Kalona couple who now lives in Japan.

The 1st Class Apparel and Embroidery and Screen-Printing shop is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.  You can call 319-656-5160 or contact the shop by email: 1stclass@kctc.net.

For more information, visit the lst Class Apparel webpage:  1stclassapparel.com.