Welcome to Barbara's Embroidery
New work for completion before Dec 25th will incur rush charges due to high demand. For orders needed after December, please send an email.

Thanks for visiting my website!  My small business is a custom embroidery shop located in the Potrero Hill district in San Francisco.  My commercial equipment is the same that is used by manufacturers, but I am not running a big factory - all my work is done by me (one person). 

Please review my FAQ page and my blog for ordering information, availability, and general pricing. 

Barbara Zerbe

Barbara Zerbe has been creating, sewing, and embroidering for over 50 years; with over 19 years on Tajima machines. A dedicated artist and small business owner, she brings expertise, passion and humor to all her custom work.

What I do:

I create embroidery  on many types of textiles and garments. I specialize in custom embroidered logos, and pricing is based on a 12-piece minimum for new orders that require programming (logos, pictures, custom fonts).

I use state-of-the-art computer programmed Tajima embroidery machines to professionally stitch your design or lettering. I have sources for some garments for your job, or you can provide your own pieces for embroidery.

Please review our FAQ page for ordering information, and AFTER YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE FAQ's, use our Contact Barbara page to send me your designs. 

Due to many variables for any project, I can not give price quotes over the phone without seeing the items and/or artwork.  I am not an "on demand" embroidery service, and I can't reserve time for work until I have the work in my shop.


What Yelpers say:

"As good as it gets!  Perfect lettering in exactly the color I chose, clear, readable, every thread in place and no loose ones." Hon Carol Ruth S.

"What a seamless experience! I had to get some bridesmaids items monogrammed, and I am so grateful I found Barbara." Susan M.

"I live in Menlo Park and will drive quite a ways to find quality work....no doubt I have never, in my life, met such a talented and patient business owner...such as Barbara." Jennie C.

Check out all of Barbara's Yelp reviews here.  The open days and times on yelp (Thanks, Yelp and Yelpers!) are usually when I am in, but as a one-person shop, sometimes I have appointments or other conflicts, and it's best to check with me before coming a long way to see me.