Promotional Products and Uniforms are our specialty.
Founded in 2000, Essential Creations Chicago has been a leading provider of high-quality embroidery services in the local community for over 24 years. Our experienced team has worked on a wide range of projects, from custom hats and t-shirts to intricate designs on jackets and bags.
At Essential Creations Chicago, we use the latest embroidery machines and techniques to ensure that every stitch is precise and accurate. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and provide customized solutions that meet their unique requirements. Our printing is of top quality. When necessary, we have a partner who helps us print large quantities of orders. Such as the government project.
Our team of skilled team and designers are passionate about creating high-quality products that exceed our clients' expectations. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and commitment to excellence.
Sandtricia Strickland has fond memories of traveling with her family as a child. She remembers frequenting gift shops with racks of souvenirs that were printed or embroidered with names. “On our travels, I could never find a pencil or anything with my name on it,” said Sandtricia. “My sister, Theresa, was able to find a product with her name on it.” These experiences of frustration inspired Sandtricia to pursue a career in custom embroidery. In the 1990s, she became a successful monogrammer at Evans Furriers. “I didn’t know a thing about sewing, but I asked my mom to teach me to sew really quickly the day before my interview,” Sandtricia said. She quickly excelled in her new job, and eventually, she was receiving coats from across the country to the Chicago factory when they needed a special touch. Finally, in 2000, Sandtricia took a leap of faith and ordered her own sewing machine from eBay. “I sent the lady $5,000,” Sandtricia said. “I was afraid I would not see that money or the machine, but I stepped out on faith, and that was the beginning.” This led to her starting her own business, Essential Creations Chicago, out of her family home. She was able to grow the business with the help of her family, especially her husband and children, who acted as designers and sales personnel. Essential Creations is one of the leading custom embroidery and silk screening companies in Chicago. Sandtricia’s business creates products for clients big and small, from family reunions to the U.S. Olympic team. In 2021, Sandtricia received a small business loan from Allies for Community Business. She secured a huge job with Skims Clothing Line last fall but wouldn’t get paid until January 24. The loan funds helped her business manufacture products for the U.S. Olympic team, expand outreach, and hire additional employees. Despite the obstacles that come with running a business, Sandtricia believes pursuing her passion makes the journey worthwhile. “I enjoy creating products.
🎨 Need custom printing and embroidery services? Look no further! Our team offers high-quality designs on a variety of products. Stand out with vibrant prints and detailed embroidery. Contact us today to bring your ideas to life! Let's create something unique together.