Personalized Appliqued T-shirts, Custom Monogramming

Shreveport, Louisiana

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Note from shop owner I am taking a short break. All outstanding orders will be shipped by the shipping date on the invoice.

Please email me at christy [!at] embellishedbayou.com with any questions or requests. Thank you for your patience, and please visit Embellished Bayou again soon!

christy [!at] embellishedbayou.com

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 16, 2021

I am taking a short break. All outstanding orders will be shipped by the shipping date on the invoice.

Please email me at christy [!at] embellishedbayou.com with any questions or requests. Thank you for your patience, and please visit Embellished Bayou again soon!

christy [!at] embellishedbayou.com


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About EmbellishedBayou

Sales 3,440
On Etsy since 2009

Unique, Custom Creations from the Bayou to you!

My start on Etsy began when I started making gifts for family and friends and decided to try and see if anyone else would be interested in my creations. Embellished Bayou was born in the craft studio of my Louisiana home! I became interested in machine embroidery (monogramming, appliques) many years ago and my business has grown into a unique, custom shop with items ranging from LSU and Louisiana themed onesies and t-shirts to birthday bloomers and personalized plush lovies.

I LOVE making custom items, so if you don't see exactly what you're looking for in my shop, please don't hesitate to contact me through Etsy's Convo link or via email at christy [!at] embellishedbayou.com and I'll create something special just for you!

Please read my Shop Announcement for details on current lead time and my Policies page for more information about payment and shipping:

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Shop members

  • Christy


    My name is Christy and I was born and raised in Louisiana. I have been passionate about machine embroidery for over five years and take pride in each and every item that I create. Let me bring a little bit of the bayou into your home!

Production partners

  • ARB Blanks

    South Bel Air, Md.

    ARB Blanks is a supplier of quality childrens blanks.

  • Blank Boutique


    Production of shorts.

  • Blanks Boutique

    AL, United States

    Provider of boutique blanks (t-shirts, onesies, rompers, gowns, etc)

  • Children's Clothing manufacturer

    Atlanta, GA

    Branded marketer of baby and children’s clothing

  • Children’s clothing supplier

    Garland, TX

    Sources children’s clothing

  • Pirates and Pigtails

    Murfreesboro, TN

    Provider of children's blanks

  • International Clothing Manufacturer

    Zhejiang, China


Shop policies

Last updated on January 15, 2019
Welcome to Embellished Bayou! I specialize in handmade and embellished products perfect for children, gifts, birthdays and holidays. Please feel free to message me with any special requests.

My embroidered items are made using boutique blanks, high quality fabrics and threads, and can be made to your specifications. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for completion of your personalized item(s) AFTER payment has been received.

My goal is to provide unique, quality items with a personal flair that are perfect for gifts, favors, or a special treat just for you.

All of my items are made in my smoke-free, pet-friendly home studio.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
No refunds available on personalized merchandise. Size charts are provided for your reference. If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me and we will work out a solution together. Non-personalized items MAY be returnable less the initial shipping costs, and at buyer's shipping expense, please contact me first. CANCELLATIONS ON PERSONALIZED ITEMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED MORE THAN 24 HOURS AFTER PAYMENT IS MADE.
Payment is accepted via PayPal or credit card via Etsy check-out. State tax will be applied to all purchases shipping within the state of Louisiana. CANCELLATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED MORE THAN 24 HOURS AFTER PAYMENT IS MADE.
Your purchase will be shipped via USPS within 7-10 BUSINESS DAYS of receiving payment, sometimes sooner. Additional time may be required for custom orders. A rush fee is available for items needed sooner than my turn-around time. Shipping for most items is via USPS First Class mail. Upgrade to Priority shipping on most items for an additional charge. Insurance and delivery confirmation is available for an additional fee. Once an item leaves my hands, I cannot guarantee shipping times and I cannot be responsible if your order is delayed by the USPS. Tracking information will be emailed to you as soon as your order ships. If you are under time constraints, please send a message before purchasing and I will be happy to give you a quote for expedited production/shipping.

**Etsy will combine shipping for multiple quantities of items sent to one address. However, if more than one item is purchased and they are being shipped to separate addresses, I will send you an invoice for each individual shipping charge.**

PLEASE NOTE!!! If there is a discrepancy between your Etsy account address and your Paypal account address, I will ALWAYS SHIP TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ON THE ETSY INVOICE.

Shipping charges are subject to change at any time depending on the current USPS rates and cost of packaging and handling.

If you prefer, FedEx or UPS delivery is available for an additional fee.

International buyers, please contact me for a shipping quote!

Shipping charge overages of more than $2.00 will be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale inquiries are always welcome and are subject to availability based on my current workload. I also do custom orders; just contact me and we will create a special item just for you. Please allow up to 2 weeks for completion of your wholesale or custom order AFTER payment has been received. For more information regarding my policies, please contact me through an Etsy conversation or email me at christy [!at] embellishedbayou.com.

When purchasing a personalized item, please make sure to include your personalization details in the "Notes to Seller" section of Etsy checkout. Omission of any pertinent information such as size, color, or font WILL RESULT in a delay of your order!

More information

Last updated on Apr 9, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer Rush Production & Rush Shipping Options?

Yes! I understand there are customers who need items in a hurry and can't wait the 7-10 business day production time. I offer a rush production option, which ensures your purchase will ship within 5 calendar days of payment.

You can also upgrade your shipping option from USPS First Class Mail (standard) to USPS Priority Shipping.

The rush options will look like this at checkout:
Standard Ship+Rush Production (arrives in 7-10 days, estimated)
Priority Ship+Rush Production (arrives in 5-8 business days, estimated)
Priority Ship only (arrives in 9-12 business days, estimated)

Custom and personalized orders

Yes! Please include any specific instructions for color/design changes in the "Notes to Seller" section of Etsy checkout. I stock white and purple t-shirts and bodysuits but can custom order ANY color (this will add approximately 1 week to the production time). Please inquire about t-shirt/bodysuit color changes PRIOR to placing your order.

What do I do if I don't receive my item(s)?

Tracking information will be emailed to you as soon as your order ships. Most purchases ship via USPS First Class mail unless an upgrade is selected in the shipping options. Priority shipping is recommended for items purchased as a gift or needed by a certain date. If you did not receive your purchase and tracking from USPS indicates your item was delivered, you must speak to your local post office yourself to file a claim for the missing item. Please note, once your item ships, it is out of my control. I cannot be responsible if your order is delayed or lost by the USPS.

Care instructions

Care instructions are included with apparel purchases. It is advised to launder items inside out on the gentle or hand wash cycle in cold water. Hanging to dry is recommended, but I have never had a problem putting items in the dryer on low heat. Iron on the wool/medium setting to smooth any wrinkles in the item or applique fabric. The soft backing on the embroidery/applique may become loose after repeated wear/washing, simply iron on low (synthetic) heat setting to reset the backing. For plush items, spot cleaning is recommended. They may be washed in the washing machine, but the stuffing may become slightly distorted.

Sizing details

A size chart photo is included in each listing if applicable. I recommend comparing the measurements to an item you already own to determine if it will fit.