really, truly, absolutely handmade

Albuquerque, New Mexico · 8 Sales


really, truly, absolutely handmade

Albuquerque, New Mexico 8 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Last updated on Feb 20, 2017

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Anonymous on May 4, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Sylvia made this skirt for me in two weeks only, according to the measurements that I sent her. It came much sooner than I expected, and I love it! It fits very well, and the first time I wore it, I already got a lot of compliments for how it looked. It will be a staple in my wardrobe for sure. I can finally wear all my solid color tops with it and look sophisticated. Thank you! Susanne

Anonymous on Dec 21, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

This skirt is wonderful and exactly as advertised. I love it and can't wait to wear it during the holidays! Thank you! n


So much fabric, so little time...

This has been a recurring theme in my very busy life for many years, ever since I started my sewing business in 1988.

I have been sewing and occasionally working in the other needle arts since I was a child growing up in Germany. At that time these skills were a regular part of every girl's education. This turned out to be a good thing; it allows me to make a living doing what I enjoy most.

Nearly all my time is spent as the sole owner/operator of a very busy tailoring shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I do custom apparel, alterations and quite a bit of home décor.

In my free time (is there actually such a thing anymore???) I get to be creative, working on turning the largest fabric stash in town into all the items sold in my retail shop, as well as my etsy store.

I invite everyone who finds themselves in Albuquerque to stop by and visit my shop SEAMS TO YOU on Juan Tabo Blvd. I'd love to meet you!

In the meantime, I encourage anyone with project ideas, questions about me or my work, or other suggestions to send me a message. I check my emails daily and look forward to hearing from you!

And do take a look at my other etsy shops:
Seams to You
Dresses for Girls
Leinweber Home
Leinweber Baby


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  • Sylvia Rahner

    Owner, Maker, Everything Else

    Born in Germany, moved to New Mexico. Started business part-time in 1988; full-time in 2003. Sole owner/operator of a very busy retail sewing shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 20, 2017
Styles may change, quality never goes out of style. I strive to provide apparel and accessories designed to last as long as you own them; handmade by me for you, one piece at a time.

Once finished, your item will be packaged and shipped to arrive at your door in pristine condition.

Please don't hesitate to convo me if you have any questions whatsoever about any of my hand crafted items, the ordering process or if you'd like a swatch of the materials used (available for most items). I will be more than happy to help you in making your shopping decisions.

Custom orders will be considered on an individual basis. Just convo for more information!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
In addition to ETSY Direct Checkout, I accept Paypal for payment. Please be aware that you do not need to have a Paypal account to use Paypal services. You are more than welcome to use any of your major credit cards for a Paypal transaction, using the "guest checkout" feature.

Orders may be cancelled up to 24 hours after purchase.
All items will be shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail. I include tracking on all orders, as well as insurance where appropriate.

In-stock items will ship in 2 to 3 days; please see item description for completion/shipping times on all made-to-order items.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please try on your item before removing security tags. If tags are removed or tampered with, the item no longer qualifies for a return. NO EXCEPTIONS!

No refund will be issued without item returned to me.

Please convo within 24 hours, upon receipt of the item, for authorization if a return or exchange is desired. Items returned without authorization will be refused at the post office and will be sent back to buyer. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Items approved for exchange or refund must be in pristine, unworn, unwashed and unaltered condition.
There must be no odor of any kind, including but not limited to smoke, scents, household smells etc.
Item must be free of all blemishes such as dirt, stains, lotions, pet hair, outdoor debris etc.

Return postage is the buyer's responsibility unless return is due to an error on my part, in which case all postage involved in the return/exchange will be refunded to buyer.

Returned tem MUST be sent back WITH TRACKING; if item is returned without tracking and is lost in the postal system, an exchange or refund is no longer possible. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Item damaged in transit: please return EVERYTHING (item, original packaging), in a sturdy, safe box, WITH TRACKING. Item cost and all postage involved will be refunded to you.

Please ask questions about items BEFORE purchasing, as I would like to avoid unnecessary returns due to misinformation, lack of information and buyer's remorse.

Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
All text and pictures contained in this shop are the property of Leinweber Studio.
They may not be copied, borrowed, or otherwise used, online or in physical retail, without written prior permission.
Any such infringements will be investigated.

Thank you for reading these policies.

More information

Last updated on Oct 31, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I accept some custom orders. Please convo for more info if interested.