AuntMaymesAttic

Upcycled vintage linens handmade into functional items

Wellsboro, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2012

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AuntMaymesAttic

Upcycled vintage linens handmade into functional items

Wellsboro, Pennsylvania | 1,799 Sales

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Announcement    TO ALL MY ETSY CUSTOMERS: Buy from my shop with confidence! All of my products, fabric and sewing supplies, such as zippers, buttons, etc., were in my possession before the COVID crisis hit, and are clean. No need to worry about your purchase.

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Last updated on May 4, 2020

TO ALL MY ETSY CUSTOMERS: Buy from my shop with confidence! All of my products, fabric and sewing supplies, such as zippers, buttons, etc., were in my possession before the COVID crisis hit, and are clean. No need to worry about your purchase.

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About AuntMaymesAttic

Sales 1,799
On Etsy since 2012

Why Keeping Vintage Linens is Important

If you’re a lover of vintage linens like I am, then you can certainly appreciate the fine work of hand embroidery. The working of stitches with just needle, thread, and the movement of your hand is far and above anything you see today. In my work, I find many pieces; some done by beginners and some done by the more experienced. Had I not been forced to sit down and sew embroidered pieces, I would not be appreciative. So yes, it was a benefit, though at the time, it was frustrating.

Trying to get the stitches small enough to go around a curve, or knowing to lower the needle in order to work a corner can be frustrating if you forget. And of course, the embroidery floss! And you must have a sharp, rather thin needle. Try threading a needle today with three strands of thick thread and you will give up before you start.

Today, people are in a hurry. They want something quick and easy without taking into consideration the hard work to create a project, let alone the carbon footprint on the earth. I'm happy to retrieve these items to keep them out of landfills, as many hours were spent, and sometimes days, to come up with a design that would make a table, dresser, curtain or other object look pretty. And just what is “pretty” these days? It’s a matter of choice; and I’m happy you chose Aunt Mayme’s Attic.

Shop members

  • Beth P

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    A repurposed vintage person, maintaining a love of vintage linens by keeping them out of the landfills and making them portable.

  • Rockell

    Senior Production Manager

    Rockell is a vintage Singer 503A Rocketeer. She came to me in need of a job as she was stashed away in a cabinet for a very long time and needed a makeover. If I ever need a workhorse, I can call on her.

  • Big Bertha

    Production Assistant

    Bertha is my youngest employee. A Janome 6500, full of muscle and brawn. She does just about anything I ask her to, but sometimes she can get a little snippy.

  • Minnie On The Go

    Traveling Production Manager

    Minnie (Singer Featherweight) goes with me everywhere. Her light green paint is pleasing to everyone's eye, and her small size is deceiving. She can go through many layers of fabric, and for long periods of time without giving up.

  • Agatha

    Power Grid Depletion Manager

    Agatha's main role is when the lights go out, she comes out. All mechanical parts on her; no wires, no lights, no techno gadgets---just pure pedal pushing. An asset to any growing company.

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Last updated on May 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I am very happy to gift wrap your purchase and forward it on to the receiver for the same shipping class as originally paid. For enhanced security, I will include a packing slip, but it will not show the amount of purchase. This is to ensure that the item, should it be separated from the package, safely reaches its destination. If you would like a note added, please let me know in the "Note to Seller" box

Custom and personalized orders

I'm happy to take your custom or personalized order as a lot of my business is that feature. I don't accept returns on custom or personalized items unless the item is flawed or damaged upon arrival. Many of my custom orders are completed within a week of the request, and sometimes within the processing time allowed.

How are your linens handled?

All of my linens and fabrics are washed in natural well water, with organic laundry detergent, fabric softener and/or laundry starch. They are line dried in the sun, weather permitting, or line dried indoors, or on gentle cycle in the dryer. Pressed with steam from natural well water, or organic laundry sizing, when needed. Then they are designed and created into the product you see in a one person, smoke free and pet free studio.

Shipping on Returns and Exchanges

With any return or exchange, you’ll be responsible for covering shipping expenses unless the product has a defect or flaw at which point I will pay return shipping, at same cost that it was sent. Please see my return policies for more information.

Do you use recycled packaging materials?

I'm an eco-friendly shop and take great care in the packaging of your items to ensure a safe delivery for you. I often use a recycled box or mailing envelope to cut down on waste and to pass the savings on to you. All purchases are placed in clean protective plastic bags. I won't send you something that I wouldn't want to receive.

I'm new to Etsy. How do I pay for my purchase?

Etsy is a wonderful marketplace, full of many handmade sellers like myself. And I'm happy that you've chosen to buy from my shop. Here is a helpful link for you. https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

How do I use a coupon code?

Here is a helpful link, and if you have problems, feel free to contact me.
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/350

Do you offer layaway?

Layaway on Etsy is called "Reserved". While I'm happy to assist you, I believe in fairness for all my customers and equally give them the opportunity to purchase. I'm happy to place any item on Reserve for a maximum of 48 hours, unless otherwise agreed upon

Can I contact you about a problem?

Yes! By all means! I encourage customer feedback as I don't have a variety of "testers" and won't know how something works for you. Any input you can provide me with will be received in a positive way. My job is to make you, the customer, happy with your purchase.