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Turn Your Loved One’s Photos Into One of a Kind Custom Embroidered Cartoons

Introducing Carica-Stitch! Personalized Embroidery Caricature Designs

We have combined the artistic talents of Daryl Stephenson and John Deer so you can create totally unique embroidery memories that will be sure to make your friends, family, or self smile from ear to ear. Unlike normal “caricatures” which are a bit goofier by nature, Daryl creates flattering cartoon portraits that your loved ones will be proud of… Unless of course, you ask us to do otherwise!

Jesse Embroidery Portrait Carica-Stitch for Nichole

Perfect for Celebrating Anniversaries, Graduations, Retirement, or Any Other Milestone!

Celebrating a milestone? A custom embroidered cartoon portrait will make it special and ensure you have something to remember that day forever!

Imagine how cute it would be to surprise your spouse with a pillow your face is on. Or how funny it would be if your family showed up to a graduation, birthday, or retirement party with shirts of you your loved one!

Frankie Embroidery Portrait

Make the Perfect Unique Gift with Flattering Embroidery Portraits

How many times has this happened to you… It’s a holiday or someone’s birthday and you just don’t know what to get them. Well thankfully, we’ve got you covered! We’ve all heard that homemade gifts are even more special because they come from the heart.

Whether it’s a shirt for your teenage daughter that shows you as a bodybuilder and says “Caution: Over Protective Father” or a framed photo of someone you’ve lost, these portraits are a great way to make your embroidery and gift-giving unforgettable!

Frankie Embroidery Portrait
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Life’s Too Short… Make Yours More Animated! These are an Awesome Way to Have Fun with Yourself

Perhaps you’re known to your friends and family as the family cook or grill master… why not own it? Create a shirt with an embroidery design of you in a chef’s outfit saying “Kiss the Cook” or something else cute! These designs are a great way to show off your hobbies or passions in a fun way!

They also make great profile pictures on social media! Showing off not only your fun side with a flattering custom cartoon version of yourself but also your skills and love for machine embroidery.

Professional Results from Accredited Artists

Daryl Stephenson Embroidery Portrait

Drawings by Daryl Stephenson

Daryl Stephenson has worked as a Freelance Cartoonist for over 30 years, providing illustrations for children’s books, book covers, web design, and corporate clients. In 2010 Daryl shifted his focus to the art of Caricature and Cartoon Portraits offering commissions from his studio or drawing live traditional and digital Caricatures at Fairs, Tradeshows, Conventions, Weddings, and other events where he entertained tens of thousands of people with his skill and talent. Daryl is recognized as one of the finest live caricature artists in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Daryl Stephenson Embroidery Portrait
John Deer Embroidery Portrait Caricastitch

Digitizing by John Deer & Team

Winning 30 commercial digitizing awards, John Deer has been the most awarded embroidery digitizer in the world for over two decades now. As a 4th generation embroiderer, John has an incredibly unique history in the embroidery digitizing industry as he is the last remaining Schiffli Master Digitizer still alive and teaching in North America. John learned and apprenticed under Swiss Schiffli Master Digitizers (then known as “punchers”) over 35 years ago in his grandparents’ factory, before computers even entered the digitizing world.

It’s as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Choose your layout: (A) 5” Head Shot Portrait, or (B) 7” Head and Body (50% head and 50% body), specify the type of body you’d like (examples; superhero, cowboy, surfer dude, yogi, teacher).
  2. Choose either “Art and Stitch Files” or just “Stitch Files” and let us know what file format you require for your machine, then place your order (we will automatically include the EMB. Hatch file with all downloads).
  3. Once your order is placed, upload a quality photo you would like turned into a Carica-Stitch Design.

*Please note these designs are all custom created from artwork to digitizing which takes a considerable amount of time. As such, upon purchase, you agree to both the artist and digitizer’s interpretation and final rendering. Modifications of artwork and designs file will not be altered.*

Choosing Your Layout: New Release Sale!

A: Single Head Shot – Only $89.95! (Reg. $99.95) | 5”x5″ max

B:  Head and Custom Body or 2 Portraits (People or Animals) – Only $179.95! | 7”x7″ max
(Reg. $199.95 – body could be a superhero, chef, artist, etc.)

As this is a 100% customized service delivery times will be within 3-6 weeks based on demand. Orders will be completed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Adding text is the customer’s responsibility. The embroidery design and pdf run sheet will be emailed to you directly.

Please note that we’re limiting the initial launch to only 50 customers at once on a first-come-first-serve basis. This is to ensure premium quality because every design is created from scratch.

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Endorsed by “Sew-lebrety’s” Rhonda Pierce & Rita Farro of Schmetz Needles

Rita Farro Embroidery Portrait Caricastitch

“I am delighted with my Carica-Stitch!  I had no idea something like this was even possible.  My plan is to place five or six of my embroidered faces in random spots on a long black wool coat that was just waiting for the perfect embellishment.  It will be a showstopper — and so much fun to see if anybody realizes it’s MY FACE.  Also, I’m moving into a new home soon, and I plan to embroider my face on a few throw pillows as a housewarming gift to myself.  The Carica-Stitch process was so easy – and it’s a great gift idea for anybody who enjoys machine embroidery.  The finished design stitched out beautifully and was soft, not stiff.

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– Rita Farro

Rita Farro Embroidery Portrait Caricastitch
Rhonda Pierce Embroidery Portrait Caricastitch

“Stitch by stitch, John’s mastery of machine embroidery now captures the nuances of the human face.  His Carica-Stitch is pure artistry that only well earned experience delivers.  I can hardly wait to surprise my family with Carica-Stitch portraits for birthday and Christmas gifts.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
– Rhonda Pierce

Bonus PNG Digitial File Included

Alongside your embroidery design file, we’ll also provide you with the PNG caricature design created by Daryl Stephenson if you’d like to have it sublimation printed on clothing, make greeting cards, or anything else!

Christine Embroidery Carica-Stitch Portrait Design

You likely got into machine embroidery to create custom projects… What’s more custom than a cartoon embroidered portrait?