ElaineSearer

Car seat ponchos, wheelchair ponchos, ladies ponchos

McVeytown, Pennsylvania
2,057 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Order your poncho now for next winter! Our current turnaround time for a custom order is one week or less.

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Last updated on Apr 1, 2021

Order your poncho now for next winter! Our current turnaround time for a custom order is one week or less.

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Jack and I enjoyed a fun day with family on Saturday. We are back to making ponchos today!
Just when we think poncho season is over, more orders come in! We will be shipping out these three ponchos later this week.
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About ElaineSearer

Sales 2,057
On Etsy since 2012

Zip on a Poncho Instead of a Coat!

Taking care of our children is a top priority for busy parents and grandparents. I'm here to help you do that with my ponchos that provide a convenient alternative to winter coats for kids in car seats and wheelchairs.

In 2015, my business flourished locally and online when, after traveling with my own granddaughter riding in her car seat without a winter coat, I added car seat ponchos to my Etsy shop.

Car seat ponchos are my biggest seller and I love making something that keeps little ones warm and makes life easier for the people in their lives who love them and care for them. As a grandparent myself, I appreciate the convenience of ponchos with two way zippers and hand slits. In addition to ponchos with hoods, I also offer ponchos without a hood and ponchos with a detachable hood.

In 2018, I expanded my business with ponchos for children and adults in wheelchairs. My wheelchair ponchos make travel easier for people who have trouble getting in and out of a winter coat. This style poncho will work well for older children and adults in general. I have added a listing to my shop for big kids ponchos for older or taller kids who still want to be cozy and warm and wrapped in love!

I readily admit that it is God who blessed me with my talent for working with patterns and fabrics, and I thank Him daily for the opportunity that He's given me to use my gifts in building this business while helping people care for those they love.

All of my children's items comply with CPSC regulations.

Zip on a poncho instead of a coat!

Shop members

  • Elaine Searer

    Owner, Maker

    Helping you keep your loved ones warm and cozy on the go.

  • Jack Searer

    Assistant, Shipper

    Shipping manager, post office runner, snap attacher, encourager, and lifter of heavy boxes.

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Last updated on Apr 7, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Ponchos and hats are machine washable in cold water on gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low or lay flat to dry. No bleach; no iron.

Sizing details

All product measurements are included in each listing description. When ordering a poncho, the most important measurement is the length. My general advice is this, "When in doubt, size up!"

Custom ponchos cannot be exchanged for a different size! Please message me before ordering (or within 24 hours of placing your order) if you want to discuss poncho sizing.

I'm happy to discuss sizing options with you and will help you decide which size will be best for you. I also have a Facebook group with photo albums of People in Ponchos that many customers find helpful. facebook.com/groups/elainesearer

Should I buy an extra warm poncho?

Our extra warm ponchos have a layer of quilt batting sewn between the two layers of fleece. This extra layer provides a lot of extra warmth without adding a lot of extra bulk.

Extra warm ponchos are quite popular among customers in the northern and western United States and Canada.

Here are some things to consider when choosing regular or extra warm:

~Will your car be warm when you put your child in his/her car seat?
~Do you plan to wear the poncho on your child only in the car or for other outdoor activities?
~Does your child tend to get too warm quickly or does your child mind the cold?

If you have questions other about the extra warm ponchos, I'm happy to help.

What is a custom or personalized order?

A custom order is any item that you customize by choosing the size, fabric, and style. Keep in mind that custom orders are not returnable. Exchanges are allowed only under certain circumstances. For hygiene reasons, we do NOT accept returns on hat orders. If you have questions about your order and whether or not it is eligible for return or exchange, please contact us.

Shop Hours

Our shop is open 24/7 for your shopping convenience. If you have a question, please send a message, and we will answer as soon as possible.

Do you sell products made from licensed fabrics (like Disney, John Deere, etc.)

Unfortunately, because of copyright issues, we don't sell items made with licensed fabrics. This is always confusing for shoppers because many shop owners do sell licensed fabric items. In some instances, Etsy shops have been closed down for copyright infringement, and we've decided not to risk it. We are happy to work with you on an order using any of the fabrics that we have in stock.

Will you add a few inches of length to my car seat poncho?

Because my car seat poncho is circular, I am not able to customize the lengths of the ponchos. If you would like a longer poncho, the best thing to do is to buy a larger size. If you are planning to order a size 6 poncho and would like a longer length, I recommend ordering a junior size poncho. These ponchos for older/taller children are shaped differently, but will still work in a car seat. Because of the difference in design, the junior size poncho and wheelchair poncho lengths can be customized.