ByAlex

Handmade gifts, seasonal treats and wedding keepsakes

Tring, United Kingdom · 32 Sales

ByAlex

Handmade gifts, seasonal treats and wedding keepsakes

Tring, United Kingdom 32 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   *SHOP OPENED FEBRUARY 2015*

I am a designer-maker of a collection of handmade, handprinted textiles and gifts, which are all lovingly made in Great Britain. My range includes my own umbrella designed printed fabrics in a collection of notebooks, purses, pouches, lavender bags, tea towels, aprons and cushions alongside seasonal goodies of Christmas stockings and sacks, decorations and baubles, many of which can be personalised.

Alongside my gifts I also have a handmade wedding collection which includes fabric bouquets, buttonholes and keepsake mementos. All of these can be made on a bespoke basis in a colour palette that suits your style and theme of your day. If you don't see a colour available its always worth getting in touch as I have lots of fabrics in my studio. Just pop me an email at the below address, I would be happy to help.
alex [!at] by-alex.co.uk

By Alex has featured in many pieces of press, including Country Living magazine, Brides Magazine and You & your wedding magazine to name a few.

If you like my work I'd love for you to connect with me over on facebook, twitter or instagram where you can catch unique offers, sneaky peeks of new products and generally find out a bit more about me. I would love to see you there, just click on the above icons. (for instagram, you can find me @sewbyalex) x

Announcement

*SHOP OPENED FEBRUARY 2015*

I am a designer-maker of a collection of handmade, handprinted textiles and gifts, which are all lovingly made in Great Britain. My range includes my own umbrella designed printed fabrics in a collection of notebooks, purses, pouches, lavender bags, tea towels, aprons and cushions alongside seasonal goodies of Christmas stockings and sacks, decorations and baubles, many of which can be personalised.

Alongside my gifts I also have a handmade wedding collection which includes fabric bouquets, buttonholes and keepsake mementos. All of these can be made on a bespoke basis in a colour palette that suits your style and theme of your day. If you don't see a colour available its always worth getting in touch as I have lots of fabrics in my studio. Just pop me an email at the below address, I would be happy to help.
alex [!at] by-alex.co.uk

By Alex has featured in many pieces of press, including Country Living magazine, Brides Magazine and You & your wedding magazine to name a few.

If you like my work I'd love for you to connect with me over on facebook, twitter or instagram where you can catch unique offers, sneaky peeks of new products and generally find out a bit more about me. I would love to see you there, just click on the above icons. (for instagram, you can find me @sewbyalex) x

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aaliyahcai

aaliyahcai on Nov 22, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Lovely, well made little purse. Good size and lovely design.

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About

A little glimpse into By Alex

I thought I would give you a little glimpse into my world and the girl behind the sewing machine and the brand By Alex.
My creative journey started when I hand painted a collection of Disney characters onto my bedroom wall when I was younger. Fast forward a few years with a degree in Textile Design under my belt, plus a period of time in the fashion industry working for quintessential designer British brands Paul Smith and Aquascutum, a 4 month trip to Australia to 'regroup my thoughts and creative ideas', then add a spare bedroom to call my studio, a sewing machine and the desire to produce my own designs under my own brand and the rest as they say, is history!

By Alex is quite simply me! Products, fabric, designs and ideas by me, Alex. So what better name for a company?! The idea to start my own business came from making little textile bits and bobs as gifts for friends and family and trinkets for my own home. I feel my happiest when crafting away. I wanted to lose that dreaded 'Sunday night' feeling of the 'back to work Monday morning routine' looming in the distance. I wanted to do something that I 100% enjoyed, something that I could call my own and be proud of. I turned my hobby into my business. I love being creative and to be able to share my designs with my customers.

Weather its a personalised Christmas Stocking to mark a childs 1st Christmas, a beautiful fabric bridal bouquet that can be a forever reminder of their special day, a personalised decoration for a marriage proposal or just an impulsive treat. By Alex is here to help provide those products that are unique and special and lovingly handmade.

I live in a little cottage in a Hertfordshire village. When I'm not working on designs or crafting on some sort of project I can be found sourcing old furniture and bric-a-brac treasures, always upcycling. I have a slight addiction for baking so am never far from my kitchen aid, The Great British Bake Off and Mary Berry and luckily I have a very willing husband happy to help me eat the results!
We have a small garden veg patch, so the spring/summer months are always spent tending to our crops. I love all things British and like nothing better than living in the English countryside enjoying walks and being outside to enjoy our beautiful seasons. During the winter months its hibernating season, which means getting cosy by our log burner! Living in the Chiltern Hills inspires a lot of my work. Nature at its best. Every season offers something different, but always inspiring. Even on wet and dreary days, there is always something to sketch. Which is how my umbrella printed collection came about, when all it did was rain in true Great British style!

So if you appreciate handmade designed products made in Great Britain and are looking for a gift, a treat for yourself, or some wedding ideas we can definitely help. Happy shopping x

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  • Alex Laing

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    I'm Alex & this is my company By Alex.I design all of my products & a range of fabrics which are printed & made in Great Britain.I also design & make a wedding collection including fabric bouquets & buttonholes & need a chocolate fix every afternoon!

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Last updated on February 10, 2015
Welcome to By Alex, a textile design company producing handmade gifts, homewares, wedding keepsakes and seasonal products. All of my collection is handmade in Great Britain either by myself or my fabulous helpers. I have also launched my own collection of fabrics using my own umbrella designed prints in a range of homewares. These fabrics are printed in Great Britain.

Alongside my homewares and gifts I have a range of wedding keepsakes which are all made to order and bespoke and made in-house by myself. If you cannot find a particular colour or need a certain personalisation please do get in touch.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is accepted from Paypal and credit and debit cards.
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UK DELIVERY
Delivery is by Royal Mail standard 1st class post.
UK delivery - 1-3 days.
UK orders are despatched within 1-3 days *
*excludes bespoke wedding orders.

EUROPEAN DELIVERY
5-7 working days

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
7-25 working days (depending on the country)

CUSTOMS, IMPORT DUTY, TAXES:
Customs can hold packages for up to 6-8 weeks. As we cannot guarantee packages not being held or know when they will be released we ask customers for patience during which time that customs may be holding items.

Please note certain countries may add an extra charge for tax/duty. This is of the expense of the customer.

Please note all orders are posted standard post and are NOT tracked.

We do not have tracking information but do hold a proof of postage certificate. Royal Mail cannot accept a claim for loss unless 15 working days or more have passed since the item was due to be delivered (Inland) according to Royal Mail Terms and Conditions.

WEDDING ORDERS
As the wedding collection is bespoke and made to order, despatch is approximately 3-7 working days from when the order is received and is dependant on the size of the order placed. Delivery times are then added on top of this.
Refunds and Exchanges
Non-personalised items can be refunded or exchanged within 28 days and must be in their original condition and original packaging.
Please note postage of returned goods is of the expense of the customer.

Personalised and bespoke, made to order items are non-refundable.

In the unlikely event of a fault or damage to the product, we may ask for photographic proof highlighting the problem.

Please note that items that are lost or delayed in the UK Royal Mail system can take up to 15 days from the expected delivery date, so a replacement or refund cannot be issued until after this time.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you cannot see a specific colour or fabric or you have a personalisation request please do get in touch via email and we will see what we can do.
alex [!at] by-alex.co.uk

Some of our collection is available at wholesale. If you are a gift boutique and would like a brochure please do get in touch via email.