Handmade by Malee
A Message from Handmade by Malee:

We are located in the small town of Groveland in Lake County, Florida–a quaint little town where orange groves, berry patches, tree farms, and livestock are the main industry.  The area is full of lakes, springs, and parks.  We love it!

I started Handmade by Malee when we needed to supplement my teacher’s salary to help pay for tuition for my boys in college.  I was scared to death I would fail and so I named my company Malee, my brother’s nickname for me.

I made about 20 hooded towels after much practice, ordered a tax ID number, and signed up for the farmers market to sell my wares.  I was clueless!  Thankfully, the people at the market were wonderful, and the vendors assisted me with everything from getting a tent to taking credit cards. Voilà, we were in business.

By our second Christmas, I had more orders than I could make by myself.  My boys were on winter break, so they and my husband learned to embroider.  They worked hard making napkins and aprons, while I made those adorable hooded towels.

We are a long way from the 5 hooded towel designs I started with.  We now have over 40,000 embroidery and applique designs.  If you don’t see what you want here, just drop us a line.  We can create a customized look just for you.  Plus, we add designs all the time that do not make it on the website.
We embroider and applique towels, aprons, napkins, pillowcases, pillows, baby blankets, t-shirts, polo shirts, dress shirts, key chains, and even socks.  We have added many brand names to our line as well such as: Gilden, Next Level, Bella Canvas, North End, Harriton, Columbia, Champion, Dickies, and a whole lot more.

You can find us at the Lakeland Downtown Farmer’s Curb Market on Saturdays (except in August), where we will monogram your towel or apron on the spot, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/handmadebymalee, on the web https://www.handmadebymalee.com/, or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HandmadeByMalee
We look forward to making your customized design especially for you!