Early Bird Stitches

Allentown, Pennsylvania | 2288 Sales


Early Bird Stitches

Allentown, Pennsylvania 2288 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   ****2018 Holiday Cut-Off Dates now posted! See Shipping Policy section.****
Handmade bags, purses, wristlets, clutches, ID wallets, and other accessories made by me in the USA. Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EarlyBirdStitches


Last updated on Nov 26, 2018

****2018 Holiday Cut-Off Dates now posted! See Shipping Policy section.****
Handmade bags, purses, wristlets, clutches, ID wallets, and other accessories made by me in the USA. Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EarlyBirdStitches


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Handmade for You

Welcome! I started this shop so I could indulge my passion for crafting things and hopefully share them with others. My shop is called Early Bird Stitches, as I am always up early ready to start the day! I'm always looking for new things to make...a new challenge. Take a look and see if you find something you like. If not, contact me for a custom item!

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Shop members

  • Cara Girven

    Owner, Designer

    Hi! My name is Cara and I am the owner and designer at Early Bird Stitches. I love to craft and sew in my "spare" time. This shop helps me indulge my passion for crafting while sharing my things with others.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2018
Welcome to my shop! Please read through all of my policies before purchasing - thanks! If you have any questions, please feel free to message me, and I will do my best to help.

New to Etsy? The following article will help you with the purchasing process:

2018 Holiday Cut-Off Dates now posted! See Shipping Policy Section.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are not 100% satisfied, please contact me, and I will work with you to make it right! Returns and exchanges must be made within one week of delivery and will be accepted only if items are in new, unused condition. Buyer is responsible for sending the item(s) back. Once the item is received, a refund of the purchase price (minus s/h charges) will be made or the item selected for exchange will be sent. Additional policies apply to custom orders. See below for more information.

For lost orders, the following applies:

US Domestic orders - 30 days before refund or replacement (if possible)
International orders - 6 weeks before refund or replacement (if possible)

For damaged orders, the following applies:

The same time frame applies to damaged items as stated previously. Please contact me within the time frame and submit a photo of the damage. Once the item is returned (I will pay the return shipping for damaged items), I will refund or replace the item.
I accept most forms of payment using Etsy's Direct checkout, which includes credit cards, Etsy Gift Cards, and Paypal. I will take a personal check or money order; however, I will not ship your item until your check has cleared my bank. If payment is not received within 30 days, your order will be canceled. I will try to follow up with you within that 30 days, but no response will indicate you are no longer interested in the item(s). Thank you for your understanding!

Please Note: It has been taking a week or more (within the US) for checks/money orders to reach me by mail!

If using Paypal, funds can be taken from your funded account, or if you do not have an account, you can still use your credit card or bank debit card (with a Visa or MC logo) to make your purchase.

For more information on Etsy's Checkout process, refer to the following article:
++++++++++++++++++++2018 Holiday Cut-Off Dates+++++++++++++++++++++

Note: Starting 11/16/18, I will no longer be taking custom orders until after the holiday season. My shop will be open again for custom orders starting 1/2/2019. Thanks for your understanding!


2018 Holiday Cut-Off Dates - US Customers

My shop will be closed from December 22-28. If you want to ensure your item arrives in time for Christmas, the last day for a CUSTOM order (different fabric, different product than what I have listed, etc.) is November 15th. The last day to order and guarantee for Christmas delivery is December 7th. The last day for ANY order is December 21st, before I close my shop. I will finish and ship any orders received up through December 21st, but I cannot guarantee your item will arrive for Christmas!

2018 Holiday Cut-Off Dates - Non-US Customers

My shop will be closed from December 22-28. The last day for a CUSTOM order (different fabric, different product than what I have listed, etc.) is October 26th. The last day to ensure ANY order arrives on time, is November 16th. I will finish and ship any orders received up through December 21st, but I cannot guarantee your item will arrive for Christmas!


I can usually get your item out within a few days, but if I have a lot of orders, or if you want to order custom fabric, it will take a bit longer. I ship everything first class through the USPS and tracking is included. If you would like priority shipping and/or insurance, please contact me to arrange additional shipping. International buyers are responsible for all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.

Note: For international orders, once the package leaves the US, it's possible that it will be held up in customs, so while some orders may arrive in a week or 10 days, some can take 4-6 weeks to arrive.

Holidays: To guarantee arrival for any holiday, you must place your order 2 weeks before the holiday for US orders and 4 weeks before the holiday for anywhere outside the US. Again, you can message me to arrange priority shipping if you are interested, but based on my current workload, I still might not be able to get your order complete, and will let you know accordingly.

For all packages (Domestic and International), I charge a standard shipping fee. If I can ship for less, any difference will be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders for most items in my shop are always welcome. All items are handmade and therefore one of a kind. Custom work is non-refundable (but exchangeable) and requires up-front payment. Once we have agreed on your custom piece, including fabrics, styles, pattern, delivery dates, etc., I will create a private, custom listing for you. Full payment is expected at that time before I will order any materials and/or begin working on the design.

I do my best to answer all messages within a day, so if you have any questions about my shop, items, and/or my policies, please don't hesitate to contact me!
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

1) as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
2) if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
3) as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as a) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and b) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

1) Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
2) Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
3) Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
4) Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms, and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

More information

Last updated on Dec 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Spot cleaning for all items is recommended. However, you can wash items in cold water on the delicate cycle. Air dry only. DO NOT dry the ID wallets or anything with vinyl accents in the dryer, as it may melt the vinyl. Steam press, but again, take care not to melt any vinyl. Press from the back side if needed or try a pressing cloth.

Sizing details

Sizing information is provided with all listings. However, the ID Wallets measure approximately 5.5" wide x 3.75" tall, which is larger than many of the ID wallets available from mass producers. If you are looking for a smaller wallet, you can contact me for a custom order.

What is the difference between Wallet style and Lanyard Style?

Wallet style is like a standard ID wallet, as shown in the first photo of the wallet listings. The ID pocket opens along the top where the zipper is, and the keyring is located closer to the top/zip as well.

Lanyard style means the ID pocket opens on the short side with the keyring, and the keyring is centered along that side so it would hang straight when worn on a lanyard around your neck (like an ID/badge holder). A picture showing Lanyard style is included with the wallet listings.

Note: I can make a matching lanyard or wrist strap to go with either wallet style, but they are not included. Check out my "Extras" section to see the add-ons available for the wallets.