Early Bird Stitches

Allentown, Pennsylvania · 1941 Sales


Early Bird Stitches

Allentown, Pennsylvania 1941 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   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 Feb 12, 2018

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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5 out of 5 stars
Sheri Nestell

Sheri Nestell on Feb 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Cara created an absolutely lovely custom Betty traveller for me! She maintained great communication, had fair pricing, and really put a lot of thought into her process. She even asked me questions about potential problems with the fabric that I hadn't anticipated. Perfect stitching, and the lining fits great!

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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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  • 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 January 1, 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:

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts 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.
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:
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!

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.